Most Americans remember tuning into the news this morning four years ago to find a beloved American city half immersed in water after Hurricane Katrina’s Category 3-fueled storm surge broke New Orleans fragile levees. Katrina wrought more than $80 billion in destruction, but the worst damage might have been inflicted on a beleaguered President George W. Bush, who saw many supporters turn sour as the death toll climbed (eventually settling at 1,836, with more than 700 unaccounted for). But while it has taken time, New Orleans is on the rebound.
Instead of taking the Dubya route of departing public life, former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair is going the way of Al Gore and championing climate change solutions. Blair's "Technology for a Low Carbon Future" report, part of his Breaking the Climate Deadlock initiative, outlines solutions to cut climate change through technological advances.
Two days ago I received a FWD to my inbox that I'd received once
before, but deleted it after reading only the first two lines. This
time I read it in full.
A feeling of disgust that I'd deleted the FWD the first time washed
over me. Why didn't I read it and respond to the sender then? If I were
at a party and heard someone actually saying the words written in the
FWD, I would constructively and in love respond to the storyteller. So,
why did I not do that with an email?