What is “Green”?
Are hybrid cars green? Maybe... until we have to dispose of all the highly toxic batteries they contain.
Are hybrid cars green? Maybe… until we have to dispose of all the highly toxic batteries they contain.
Are fuel cell cars green? Perhaps… unless you wonder where are the hydrogen they use comes from (strip mining coal in case you are curious).
Are offshore windfarms green? Could be… as long as you don’t mind the total disruption of marine eco-systems and ocean currents.
Is solar power green? Certainly… of course those darn batteries we have to store the power in are an issue again.
So. What is Green?
Here is a list of Green things I have encountered on my vacation so far:
- Seaweed that I pulled out of my shorts after swimming.
- Seaweed that I found in the cockpit of the boat after the dog went swimming.
- Seaweed that I found in my bunk (presumably put there by my dog)
- Seaweed in the sailcover (put there by a seagull I think
- Seaweed on the sushi I had for lunch on Tuesday (I love irony)
This has been the summer of seaweed for me. Is there a way to turn this into renewable energy? No. What does this have to do with the beginning of this post? Nothing. Why did I rant about renewable energy? I needed a segway to talk about seaweed…. get off my back already.
But seriously, we do need to work on some of those renewable energy issues…