I used to be someone that tried to ignore politics like the plague, but as I grow older I find that I am becoming more and more interested in it. I have a feeling that it is related to my growing interest in financial markets, and given that politics has a tremendous impact on economics and financial markets, then it is natural to extend that interest to politics as well.
When I read that Al Gore won the Nobel Peace prize for his contributions to raising awareness for man-made climate change I thought it was well deserved. He has done more good for this cause than dare I say Greenpeace. Take note hippies, wear a suit and your message on environmentalism might be taken more seriously. Not that I have anything against Greenpeace. I used to be affiliated with them a long time ago, and I think that their website is one of the best resources on environmentalism. I just don’t think that the actions taken by extreme environmentalists are that effective anymore, or if they ever were for that matter.
So what do I think environmentalists should invest their time and effort in? Well instead of nagging everyone on how to save the planet, like walk to work instead of drive and stuff like that, how about play the capitalist game and start up a green business like GoGet Car share. At least this way you are providing people with the convenience of a car within a community in a cost effective way, and reducing the number of cars on the road as a result.