This is a sketch reflecting the closed multipartite energy system of post-Green Revolution Planet Earth.
The Green Revolution as a topic covers the post WWII explosion of agricultural technologies which brought about unprecedented grain production and birth rates and the ecological, geopolitical, nutritional, economic.
My intention with this sketch was to use color to show a transfer of energy into different forms on a planetary human scale.. It is composed of minerals, elements, fuel from within the earth which are sucked up by the beige mass smoke-stacking into the sky. The beige mass is humanity and reflects in its form the "bacterial growth" rate of humanity since 1950.
I am considering using Unified Modeling Language to construct a comparison between the poor efficiencies (transfer of energy and matter into human mass) of today's system resulting from the Green Revolution in order to visually and structurally process it.
Can I bring a new understanding for myself and others? Is a schematic the best way? Can I use the schematic as a beginning to dictate a more visceral representation of this robbing of Peter to pay Paul?
100 W is a short hand for the total energy of one human being at rest.
In Energy class today I learned the sentiment of "Can't break even. Can't win." Energy is always lost from a closed system when it is converted.
Is it useful to think about an ideal scheme? How can we win and how can we break even within the closed system of our solar system and human time scale?
How can we get enough energy to finally be humans at rest? Can I write a Unified Modeling Language schematic which reflects this perfectly and ideally - assuming I excise any excess human work?