Sunday, 6 January 2008
New Year's Green Solutions
The story so far. Everyone by now (almost) recognises the environment is in big trouble and that climate change is one of if not THE challenge facing us as a species, not to mention the destruction of natural beauty, eco-diversity and much of everything that makes us feel human and at one with ourselves. The oil is running out. Time is running out.
And yet the most recent evidence is that we are preaching one thing and doing another. Governments, companies and individuals are mostly making little changes that make a big symbolic difference but actually the carbon emissions just keep spiralling up out of control, despite our best attempts to measure them in ways that is more optimistic.
Where are the opportunities to make much more significant changes, that start to cut emissions and avert disaster?
If think we should open up the year a thread on breakthrough thinking. Where are the ideas that can dig us out of this hole?