Environmental fascists like Al Gore should shut up and get out of the way, so the real visionaries can work their entrepreneurial magic. The three posts linked below, all from PercReports.org, show what truly clever and caring people can accomplish.
Julie Church, a native of Nairobi, one of the world’s experts on coral fish and a passionate marine conservationist, became concerned about the unsightly flip-flops strewn across Kenya’s beaches while working for the World Wildlife Fund. She knew that the debris was not only a threat to the marine ecosystem, but could also drive away tourists who were vital to the economy.
In the not too distant future, a water treatment module carried in the bed of a pickup truck could be the best and cheapest water purification system on the planet. For just $30, it would purify a million gallons of polluted water. Luke Daly, founder of Ferrate Treatment Technologies in Orlando, FL, has taken a chemical compound discovered almost 300 years ago, and invented a technology that could be critical to global wellbeing in the 21st century.
Where live trees have struggled and died, Treepods, artificial trees made from plastic bottles, fill the void. Of course, the leaves don’t bud out in the spring or rustle in the wind, but a Treepod park provides a tranquil urban space, a social gathering spot, and most importantly, removes CO2 from the air — a critical function of real trees.