No Laughing Matter!
It is a serious business. We know only too well. But sometimes you have to step back. Reflect. Not take yourself – and others – too seriously. With that thought in mind, it is refreshing to learn of the animated feature , Life Pscycle-ology, which takes a light-hearted, but nevertheless meaningful, look at sustainability. There might not be much more to chuckle about in the world, as Japan continues to count the cost of its earthquake/tsunami, along with its ongoing nuclear disaster. So we do mention – in passing – that there’s nothing clean and green about nuclear power, according to Benjamin K. Sovacool. Then Giles Parkinson tells us that a little known Japanese wind power company is moving head as the country and the world thinks renewable energy might be a better way to go. Australia gets in the news with its ongoing carbon tax process and Ross Garnaut’s final review. We learn that adaptation is something we need to take seriously and there are a host of innovations and inventions to absorb. World Water Day and Earth Day have passed but their impact will continue for some too we hope. Three big events for Singapore and South East Asia get rated, we learn that aircraft should stay on the ground longer to save fuel and there’s a fresh food portal coming out of Chile to munch on. Generous people always deserve a slot, none more than the very outgoing and green Chinese tycoon Chen Guangbiao, Mr Low Carbon himself. Recycling cash can be good for the economy too! – Ken Hickson