The Guardian ran a list of the top 50 heros to save the planet on Saturday. For an industry or sector that contributes to nearly 50% of the carbon emissions and 75% of energy use – it is really sad to see we have no real heros.
Of note though:
Aubrey Meyer: musician and activist. a 60-year-old South African violinist living in a flat in Willesden, north London, Aubrey developed the Contraction and Convergence approach that is seriously challenging developing countries.
Oh and the RIBA sustainability strategy endorses C&C and recently made an award to Aubrey.
Meyer still plays the violin every day, but seldom with an orchestra. “I just did not realise that it would take quite so long to change the world,” he says.
Other mentions are Peter Head a director of Arup “master planner of the world’s first true eco city” This you will recall won the Greenwash of 20067 award for the project that isnt. (very confusing )
and, Ken Yeang as the world’s leading green skyscraper architect and Lenardo Decaprio – for amongst others stuff – building – Eco-Town, a “model of green living”.
But to include Lomberg reduces the lists credibility – of the Great Warming Swindle school of thought, Lomberg is seen as a distorter of science and doing more harm than good to environmental causes
But where oh where are the green leaders and activists in our sector. If you can think of anyone you can join the debate at The Guardian