Kyoto, Heal Thyself
Below is my comment on the article of "Kyoto, Heal Thyself", TIME dated
on January 29 2007.
After reading your article about Kyoto, I really had a mixed feeling of
proudness and shame as one of the Japanese in the land of the world
second largest economy equipped with the most energy-efficient and
eco-friendly technologies, but at the same time barely attained the
target of slashing the Carbon output stipulated by Kyoto protocol in 1997.
What is at stake now to save the planet from the global warming is to
realize the harsh realities and to stand up by yourself to act, never to
depend on the government, the green-counscious corporations.
In that sense, we should not forget that Kyoto gives us a lot of
historical wisdom to harmonize with the Mother nature such as shrines
and temples abound in green.