Friday, August 07, 2015

Obama, the garlandmaker

Outstanding Thought for the Day episode on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday, 5th August (available from here for 30 days from the date of the broadcast; after that, please contact me re. the recording – I downloaded the mp3 file).

The speaker, Akhandadhi Das, compares the modus operandi of the charcoal merchant, the garlandmaker and the honeybee. In conclusion he says:
"President Obama's initiatives [to address climate change] are at least trying to move from charcoal merchant to garlandmaker. But who will lead us to living as honeybees?"

The development of transparent solar cells is no doubt another step in the right direction.

Vladimir Bulovic (left) and Miles Barr (right), co-founders of Ubiquitous Energy, are making transparent solar cells that could eventually be placed on everyday objects such as phones and windows so these surfaces could produce energy.