The Green Movement, Washing Machines, & Education

In General Mish-Mash on June 24, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Naturally there is some heat in the debate about warming. Is it happening at all? If it is, is it part of a shift from Earth’s natural cycles or is it simply part of them. Is it driven by the intervention of man or was it determined the moment the big bang caused the big conception?

It doesn’t really matter what side of the debate we occupy, the one thing that cannot be denied is that there are many individuals advocating more sustainable behaviours from individuals, business, communities, and countries.

Some are sensible and their advocacy is steeped in integrity.

Others are not so sensible. And some are tarnished by hypocrisy.

Hans Rosling, a Swedish professor, uses the washing machine as an interesting centrepiece for an engaging presentation on energy use and the important role washing machines play in education..

Click the image for Hans Rosling's presentation.

It’s an entertaining perspective and one that illuminates inequity … but it also highlights ambiguity and paradox embedded within the whole environmental issue. We condemn industrialisation, chemical processing, steel mills, power stations etc – yet there are many reasons for gratitude for these very things.

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