I watched a 90-min show last night on Discovery channel, Thomas Friedman (the author of The Wolrd is Flat)'s version of An Inconvenient Truth. He uses "Green, the new red white & blue" as the metaphor to make Americans realize the climate crisis and responsibility to stop it from today. Gore's documentary presents comprehensive scientific discoveries on global warming; Friedman's version is focused on big corporations (such as Google, Walmart, the military)' responses to glocal warming and research on new possible green powers. A new knowledge for me is that low-cost grasses esp. sugarcane can actually generate power. In Brazil, 40% of gasoline need is met by sugarcane-based ethanol. Isn't that amazing?! It also compares to the energy issue in China where the government officials have a stronger crisis mentality than the Americans. A Red China will and will have to become a Green China. Click here to watch a video of Friedman titled The Power of Green, also the name of his essay on The New York Times.
P.S. Today is Earth Day, my contribution would be studying hard for the LEED exam :)