28 Apr '11, 9am

From Status Quo to New World Order: The Lessons BP Didn’t Teach Us and Japan’s Resilient Energy Future

From Status Quo to New World Order: The Lessons BP Didn’t Teach Us and Japan’s Resilient Energy Future

Of course, the two are inextricable – loss of coastal habitat due to an environmental disaster is also the loss of livelihoods to the people who fish, lead tours and otherwise make their living on the Gulf Coast. But the way the story was framed, within the context of a global economic recession and continued conflict in the other Gulf, downplayed the environmental devastation. A year later, the moratorium has been relaxed and American fossil fuel consumption habits and attitudes seem largely unchanged. So as the world anxiously watches Japan face what was one of the biggest nuclear accidents in history, we again have the opportunity to rethink the way we – as a global community – extract, generate, distribute and use energy. As it begins the slow process of recovery from both natural and manmade disasters, Japan has the potential to embrace both its resiliency as a people...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/04/status-quo-new-world-...

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