For five years, Blue Terra Energy owner David Camps researched climate change and the effects of carbon dioxide buildup in the atmosphere. As a fan of Carl Sagan, a prominent astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist and author, David read his book called “Pale Blue Dot” and began to appreciate the unique character and circumstances of our planet.
On February 14, 1990, the Voyager space craft was over 4 billion miles away and had departed our solar system. It still had an operational camera and was commanded to take a photograph of the Earth. In the magnified photograph you can see the Earth as a small blue dot. In the larger picture you can barely see the earth at all, but what you do see is the vastness of space surrounding our home.
As Carl Sagan so eloquently put it;
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”
The name “Blue Terra Energy” is based on this precious and unique planet. Terra means Earth in Latin and other languages. Blue Earth Energy was thus derived from “Pale Blue Dot.”
“Some believe we go to a better place called heaven; I believe we are already there.”
– David A. Camps