I have another couple of tuppences:
- I find it encouraging to see that there are so many initiatives working to deal with the serious issues facing our world.
- I find it disheartening to see this resulting in a great many mixed messages.
The not-stupid.org website currently shows a countdown… to a 2009 (non-)event in Copenhagen.
Is it really such a bright idea to give something a name based on a date — one that’s now in the past (e.g. ‘10:10‘)?
“I still loathe the liars who run the nuclear industry” Monbiot says, while at the same time helping to promote nukes as a solution. Jeremy Leggett says flat-out: “George Monbiot is wrong. Nuclear power is not the way to fight climate change — renewable energy is a safe, clean source which will become cheaper as we invest in it”.
I agree with Jeremy Leggett. But that just means that I’m as much to blame as the next blogger — for adding to the noise :(
All these tuppences add up to is: a loose pile of change.
The biggest problem we have in this so-called ‘civilisation’ is that the idiot box is still the way to reach the people who have the power to force our governments to make meaningful change. Those who own the now-digital airwaves clearly don’t see a problem with a ‘business as usual’ that is killing us softly with its siren song.