In January 2015, Republican Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma will most certainly become the chairperson of the US Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee. Senator Inhofe is a climate science denier, explaining his view based on his Christian faith:
Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.
The ‘Wind Tree’ beings a new perspective to wind power, standing 26 ft tall with plastic pods that resemble leaves. Hanging from steel branches, the plastic pods silently catch the wind at any angle. The ‘Wind Tree’ is specifically designed to tap the energy potential of air currents running through buildings in urban areas. A single tree costs about $36,000 and generates enough electricity to cover its cost in the first year.
Splendor in Singapore
Construction has begun on Moshe Safdie’s new greenhouse ‘Jewel Changi Airport’, a nature preserve that seeks to redefine the urban experience of airports away from glass, concrete and treeless vistas to its exact opposite.
Solar Trees, Too, In Singapore
On average 65% of the 6300 women surveyed believed no one would help them if they were attacked. in Seoul, 90% of respondents believed no one would help them. Paris was in third place at 85%. In London, the ‘no help’ reponse was 74%. via Madame LeFigaro