As a young child, I loved climbing trees. Above the ground I could see the world below where everything was quiet and my perspective was clear. It was a place to go, where, for a short moment, the world made sense.
And making sense of this world can sometimes seem tricky.
Let's take the current situation in the Arctic. While an overwhelming majority of scientists continue to warn us that the burning of fossil fuels may soon result in an ice-free Arctic Ocean in the summer months, oil companies like Shell, Gazprom, and Statoil, are finding this a welcome business opportunity to send their ill-equipped "Arctic-unready" rigs further north to drill for a risky profit, keeping us locked in the same fossil fueled future we're being warned against. This just doesn't add up.
And yet, there is go... Read more >