Thursday, June 28, 2007

Corn-Powered in Yuma

Below is my comment on the article of "Corn-Powered in Yuma", TIME, June 18, 2007.

エタノール製造工場Yuma farmers should not be blamed on their greed to raise corn not as a grain for food but as a more combined bio-fuel to solve the global warming as well as the energy problem because the latter can be sold higher. They only pursue their better standard of living by following a national policy of energy security.

Who should be blamed most is President Bush because intentionally or unintentionally he erased the line used to separate food grain from the grain being used for energy as Lester R. Brown warned. He is just like Julius Caeser who went across Rubicon River with his army to invade Roma in the ancient Roman era.

What the President of the U.S. should do now is not to protect national interests as the leader of one country but to provide the world with better ways to decrease CO2 emissions to prevent the disaster of global warming as the great leader of the earth.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Africa's Oil Dreams

Below is my comment on the article of "Africa’s Oil Dreams TIME, June 11, 2007".

070611TIMECoverIn your article, you picked up some of the vital attractiveness of African oil, namely its high quality, cheap cost and higher security. But such merits are only for a handful of locals in power and greedy oil buyers from America, Europe, China and Japan. What is worse, huge sum of money from oil would definitely expand the darker side of Africa such as political violence, the disparity, corruption and environmental hazards as “curse of oil” without any firm infrastructure of sound democracy all around Africa.

If developed nations do not help African people build their democracy sincerely in many fronts, Africa’s oil would bring only despair but no dreams to them forever.


Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Last Temptation of Al Gore

Below is my comment on the article of "The Last Temptation of Al Gore", TIME dated on May 28, 2007.

070528TIMECoverAl Gore’s passion and seriousness to let people know the present danger of global warning mobilized them so dramatically that many Americans want him to become the next U.S. President to fix it with good reason.

And this may be the last time indeed for Al Gore to change the course of American politics from chaotic democracy to principled one not only for tackling the global warming but also for finding a way out of Iraq mess.

But I don’t want him to become the political leader of the United States who is likely to solely pursue the national interest. Instead, I want him to be the leader of the earth to save the human being from global warming with passion and morale principle.