Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Convenient Truth

The danger with critiques such as The Weather Makers and An Inconvenient Truth is that readers are so overwhelmed with the enormity of the climate change challenge that their reaction is to say "the problem is so enormous....I'm opting out." To-day I listened to Chris Turner, author of The Geography of Hope being interviewed. He has documented good news from around the world where sustainable practices have already been applied and are working e.g. wind farms in Denmark where the villages have attained negative carbon emissions, eco villages in Ithaca, New York which take Findhorn, Scotland and push the envelope etc. etc. I have not yet read this book but it sounds promising.
Source: CBC, Quirks and Quarks, June 21st, 2008 (enjoy the summer everyone).