Tshering Tobgay: Environmental Genius

Tshering Tobgay: Environmental Genius
26th March 2016 Barry J. Murphy

I was telling my nephew yesterday to mind the photos of himself skiing, because his children, or for sure grand children, will not know what skiing was, unless we do something drastic at speed.

In Cork City there is a lake on which in the 1930s there were skating competitions every single winter. I only remember it being frozen for a total of about ten days in my whole 50 years on this planet, and it was never frozen enough to take the weight of any human being.

Here is a question I would love to know the answer to, if someone educated in the field could help?

We seem to have the technology and natural resources to replace most, if not all, of our dependency on oil with green power of different types. Why the delay? Why is it taking so long to change over while at the same time we can spend 1.2 trillion Dollars/Euro a year on weapons to point at and kill each other with, and even discover a new planet that is billions of miles away? Why is this taking so long?!

Is it perhaps because most governments have a five year span and won’t take very long term decisions?

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