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Friday, October 15, 2004

Action A Foot

I have detected a tipping point in awareness. First there was this AlterNet article describing how the govm'nt has started down a certain path:
As reporter Andrew Zaitchik summed up the Pentagon's response, "The Department of Defense and Energy have recently installed photovoltaic panels atop the enormous building's five-sided roof. And if a solar-powered Death Star isn't the perfect symbol of humanity's two possible futures, then I don't know what is."

This actually happened earlier this year.

And now I am hearing commercials on AirAmerica for a corp/collective called NativeEnergy.
You can help fight global warming. Take a few minutes to join WindBuilders today. Help “plant” a new wind turbine and its clean, renewable energy will reduce the use of fossil fuels to create electricity, reducing global warming pollution for you. You can have the same impact on global warming as powering and heating your home entirely with wind for a whole year!

Clever borrow of the WWII-era WindTalkers motif in a new context. This is something to keep an eye on.

Update: Another tipping point indicator (from the Post-Carbon Institute): CNN breaks rank with other Television News Outlets linking High Oil Prices to Geology.


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