2013/04/13

Fijians seek new ways of travel

The future of shipping - sail power.   As fossil fuels deplete* and costs rise ever higher, island nations, such as Fiji, find rising transportation costs making life more difficult.


 Detail drawing of a Greenheart Project ship:




In addition, I have written in the past (back in 2005!) on Pacific Islander about how Vanuatu uses coconut oil - processed into  biodiesel - to power its electrical generation, taxis and buses.   That post is here: "Coconut Crude".  

High time we learn to live sustainably - for ourselves, but more so for coming generations.  Ironically, I think less developed nations will find the transition easier than those stuck in the industrialized world paradigm of always looking to non-renewable energy and ever more complex technology to get things done. 

Sota Tale (see you again in Fijian).

*don't bet on fracking to allow "business as usual" to continue.   I am presently helping to edit a new book by fossil fuel expert Richard Heinberg which will expose fracking as nothing more than environmentally disastrous oil and gas industry "snake oil".

Thanks for all the laughs, Jonathan

RIP Jonathan Winters, 1925–2013

 
 

 

2013/04/08

Demolished!

How to demolish a building without explosives.

The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, a 460 foot high building in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, quietly vanishes.



 Amazing.

This reminds me of the Rocky and Bullwinkle episode with the silent explosive "hush-a-boom".