Continuing the post from last week re: Wired’s article – “Inconvenient Truths: Get Ready to Rethink What It Means to Be Green“.
6. Accept Genetic Engineering
Genetically engineer crops to lower greenhouse emissions.
Role of IT: Unclear.
7. Carbon Trading Doesn’t Work
Carbon credits and trading (whether you think they work or not) are enabled by electronic markets. Role of IT: High.
8. Embrace Nuclear Power
The claim is that nuclear power is the “Most Climate-Friendly Industrial-Scale Form of Energy.” Depends on how you look at it, e.g., nuclear waste material. Role of IT: Modest.
9. Used cars – not hybrids
Wired suggests that buying a (small) used car is better than a new Prius. Role of IT: Modest.
10. Prepare for the worst.
No paraphrasing here: “Climate Change Is Inevitable. Get Used to It” IT will be critical in monitoring use, and feeding it back to us in ways that help us to make small but important changes on an every day basis.