Creativity applied to climate change

I am desperately trying to catch up with all the blog posts I have missed this month.

Charlotte Carey gives a good summary of the Cultural Industries and Climate Change in the West Midlands event held by Culture WM. I wish I had been there, it sounds interesting.

Some of what the speakers had to say was not new: that the West Midlands was the heart of the Industrial Revolution so it should become the heart of the green revolution is often said. I think, however, when you consider the massive investment ploughed into alternative energies in places such as Denmark or in Silicon Valley in the US, I suspect that goal might be a tough one.

However, I was interested in the suggestion by Professor John Thornes that the region should develop “a season of events – cultural events highlighting issues of climate change”.

I’m all for finding innovative ways to get the urgent and rather scary message about climate change out, without it terrorising people into apathy. This sounds an interesting approach, although I’m not sure exactly what form it might take.

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4 Responses to “Creativity applied to climate change”


  1. 1 Universe Custodian Guardians January 2, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Global-warming climaxes in year 2012

    Planet Earth GOD’s favourite Creation has been ravaged by human made pollution & environmental vandalism.

    GOD will clean Planet Earth using natural forces as tools. Cleansing commenced in 2004 & will climax in year 2012.

    Since year 2004 the melting of Glaciers & Northern & Southern Poles Ice has speeded up. In year 2012 huge chunks of Ice will break loose on both Poles & drift away unbalancing Planet Earth.

    This will make the planet wobble severely over a 3 day period. Resulting in a sharp movement & realignment of Earth’s North South Pole Axis. The Axis will settle in a different configuration there will be new Poles. The sharp realignment of the Axis will lead to a short-term gravity change for Planet Earth, resulting in a new orbit of the Moon. Satellites & the Space-station will alter their orbits. The Ocean currents will change. The Earth-Plates will move. Earthquakes will create tidal-waves & make Volcanoes erupt. Low-lying Coastal areas will be covered by the Sea. Life-forms will disappear. Mutated Evolutionary new life-forms will appear.

    Live on Earth will be totally different after year 2012.

    Support our awareness campaign
    Universe Custodian Guardians
    PO Box 662 Endeavour Hills 3802 Vic Australia
    http://www.universecustodianguardians.org

  2. 2 joannageary January 3, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    I nearly deleted the above comment, as it’s clearly not personal to this site and probably just picked up on the “climate change” tag.

    But hey, I didn’t want to deny anyone the same bemusement I experienced reading it.

  3. 3 Paul Groves January 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    I can’t believe that the Guardians forgot to mention thaqt penguins will soon rule the world. Amateurs!

  4. 4 Charlotte Carey January 3, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    I can’t believe my original post only managed to provoke a bit of local chit chat about who the man from the Stirrer used to work for! And you get armageddon!


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