Monday, April 23, 2007

Earth Day USA

Things are moving in the US as well..I think this is the first year that I actually see some serious concern both in newspapers, TV and people's actions. ABC had a one hour episode dedicated to global warming and its consequences. On the other hand, Delta just opened up a program of carbon offset efforts through tree plantation and giving its costumers the option of offsetting their own emission while flying Delta through donations to the Conservation Fund Program. For sure, you may find serious flaws in this type of actions, but still, the gesture counts and shows that things are moving. After all, awareness is the first step. However, the "too little, too late" hypothesis is overwhelming and when you also consider the needs and emissions of new growing nations (e.g. China or India) the picture gets gloomier.

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