I started this blog many years ago on the idea of sustainability. This involved the issue of the resources we use on planet Earth, the effect on its living beings and what can business do. In the subsequent years the whole thing has revolved around climate change or global warming. It was about carbon credits, cap and trade, taxes by government and other things.
I have come to an understanding in the past year or so that there are more important things to worry about than climate change for the time being because of their impact on humans and the world like malaria or extinction of species.
However, the emails from East Anglia in the UK which are called Climategate now and the continuing work of many skeptics around the world on the works of Pachauri, the head of IPCC, the glaciergate issue of the Himalayas etc has proved that there is a bigger problem of deceit and data manipulation going on.
I will be going on February 4th (incidentally my wedding anniversary) to listen to Lord Monckton in Adelaide. He is a sharp eye who has done some great work around distilling the science and punching a whole in Al Gore’s work and others.
The tide is changing and I think I am not longer worried about climate change. There are many environmental issues to worry about and there are some great things to be achieved by business and technology.
This whole exercise has taught me many things about “so called experts”; politics; environmental groups; data manipulation; mass marketing…etc.
I am not sure where the focus of this blog will go in the coming weeks and months.
I want to leave with this graphic from a presentation by Burt Rutan. Rutan is the winner man behind SpaceshipOne which was the first private funded aircraft to go into space and come back twice within 2 weeks. His design is behind Virgin Galactic.