I agree, but until it is usable how do you tell someone who has nothing except a flooded tin hut that things will get better one day? I am not sure that they would appreciate it was worth it when told it was to save the view.
Well Incubus I was talking about the we in the West,and East, not just the UK, I'm aware we have nothing to offer, and I was referring to Bill Boddy s flooded tin hut scenario. So what are the benefits to us of all our imported fuel, zilch, we are dependant on a non-dependable situation. Encouraging the tin hutters to become fuel independent, is much better than covering the world in wind turbines, maybe they could get it right, unlike us. Maybe they could create energy from their waste. Green energy.
OK I got you wrong but to put it mildly we in the west haven't got a hell of a lot of ground to stand on when it comes to "encouraging" any nation nations in Africa or Asia into anything considering how many of these are still struggling in a post-colonial landscape to alter the legacy of an infrastructure that we in the west are responsible for imposing on them in the first place...
It' s like what they' ve been doing for the past few years in some african countries offering farmers offering incentivesto grow organic and GM-free crops. Probably a very good idea for some of us wishy-washy eco-minded westerners. For them however it's a slightly different story. These crops require a hell of a lot more land for a start - incidentally encrounching on wildlife ever further - and costs a lot more to maintain. Who's gonna pay for that, and most importantly how many of the locals will be able to even afford whatever produce comes out of it?