How can we get politics to react to long-term problems, for which the politicians may not even be alive to fully appreciate? The Pacific Islands have an answer, as they are suffering before the great industrial and financial centres start to crumble under flood and tempest!
We only consider 2 nations here, with their differing thoughts on an industry that provides cheap and easy energy. The worldwide comparative approach might be appropriate to consider just how often fracking leads to consequences that the perpetrators are very reluctant to investigate. It is up to local people in every nation to decide on their own solutions, but also to look at other opinions where experiences in other countries have taught us what to expect.
A conference looks likely to enliven debate on both the Aral Seas fate and the need for interventions on environmental problems that are causing international problems for health, ecology and vast pollution.
How do you maintain your environmental credentials/ Are you sure that the easiest life style is always the choice or would you rather have a more long-term approach by society? Have a look at the questions we raise here..