Where do you draw the line between possible and impossible?
A teacher in his early thirties earned the attention of 11,000 international global warming experts by doing something previously deemed virtually “impossible”with current technology.
When Louis Palmer heard that scientists around the world were looking for ways to reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases by 20 percent over the next few years, Palmer said, “We’re aiming too low. I want to show that we can reduce emissions by 100-percent—that’s what our world needs for the future.”
So palmer became a man with a mission. He took a leave of absence from his teaching job and, with the help from Swiss engineers, built a 100 percent solar-powered two-seater car that travels up to 55 mph and covers 185 miles on a fully charged battery.
To show people that the impossible was both possible and practical, he then spent 17 months driving his car around the world, traveling through 38 countries for a total of 32,000 miles—all without using a single drop of oil or gas.
Palmer’s remarkable journey has had an impact on thousands of delegates to the U.N. Climate Treaty Conference, as well as on major car-makers. Palmer says there’s no reason why car companies couldn’t make a much better version of his solar-powered car if they truly collaborated and set their minds to it.
”We have to stop saying it’s impossible,” he says. “These new technologies are ready. It’s ecological, it’s economical, it is absolutely reliable. We can stop global warming. “We can, if we will.
Never tell a young person that something cannot be done. God may have waited centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing. -John Andrew Holmes
All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you’re not good enough or strong enough or talented enough, they’ll say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. They will tell you no, a thousand times no until all the no’s become meangingless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. They will tell you no and you will tell them yes.