What’s the world coming to?
A massive oil spill that even the best brains and technology in the world don’t know how to stop until it ruins an ocean and shore environment. A Government that continues to mess up every time it attempts to clean up its act, even failing to effectively introduce a super mining tax. A global agreement which could finally deal with the deforestation scourge of tropical rainforest regions. Businesses the world over are showing definite signs they’re prepared to commit to sustainability and a low carbon economy. Solar ships on the oceans, sails to capture the sun in space advanced solar cells for more people on land. Small advances in large communities to get people to switch to clean energy for daily cooking. All too much? Well there’s more. A renowned international actor who believes the world needs to deal with the big issues like over-population and sustainability. Could this lead to another Inconvenient Truth? Europe is embarking on a bold plan to address emissions, while India has to deal with a heatwave to beat all others. We hear what people think about renewable energy and life without a price on carbon as well as what the new Carbon Trust aims to do for Australia. We cannot resist another electric car story. Ethics and the environment are starting to have appeal to investors in Australia, while Graham Readfearn tells us we need to get real and face up to climate change adaptation. You’ll have to wait another week to find out who’s on the ABC Carbon 50 list. All nominations are in. Make the most of World Environment Day (5 June). – Ken Hickson