Posted on Friday, October 26, 2007 by Ben Rowe
I like this piece of street art in Amsterdam, reminding drivers about global warming and rising seas levels – which is a big worry in places like the Netherlands.
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Posted on Monday, October 15, 2007 by Ben Rowe
Today is Blog Action Day, where over 15,000 bloggers, including yours truly will post about the environment.
Many of it is likely to be doom and gloom. And there’s reason to be. Both the Antarctic and Arctic are melting, the latest IPCC report on climate change suggests that we have gone past what should be considered dangerous levels of carbon in the atmosphere … And John Howard still won’t sign Kyoto.
But I don’t want my Blog Action Day post to be negative. So here’s a few reasons why we can be positive about the state of the environment:
- In the two years since I’ve been writing this blog, the world has made a huge amount of progress. Sure, plenty more to do. But we need to realise that we’ve come a long way since 2005.
- The market will play it’s part in this. I’m not evangelising capitalism here, but basic supply and demand will work in our favour in many ways. For instance, rising petrol prices (which will never reverse) will reduce the demand for cars and increase demand for public transport.
- Now I don’t want to get all Whitney Houston on yo assess, but I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way! No seriously, the kids of today are smart. They’ll out-flank everyone from Gen X and beyond, and provide us with new ways to deal with global warming.
- The internet, god bless it, is changing the world. It’s giving people like bloggers a voice they never thought they had. It’s connecting people in ways you couldn’t imagine ten years ago. It’s creating a revolution from the ground up. Imagine what it will be like in another 10.
Happy Blog Action Day!
P.S. Hope you enjoy this little video from Three Legged Legs:
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Posted on Friday, October 5, 2007 by Ben Rowe