Monday, 15 August 2011

What are we trying to achieve?

In this piece, the UK's George Monbiot, with input from Chris Goodall, continues a discussion with Jonathon Porritt. The article covers climate change, nuclear energy, renewables, Japan and Germany (as well as the UK of course).

Monbiot poses a key question, "...we should ask ourselves what our aim is. Is it to stop climate breakdown, or is it to engineer the maximum roll-out of renewable power?" The examples and references cited in the post kept me coming back to this question - what is the objective?

Monbiot has crafted a thought provoking and highty recommended read.