Category Archives: Viewpoints

Ethics, not consumpton, for environment

With the shadow of global climate change looming large and ominous over the 21st century, buying environmentally friendly products is all the rage.

T-shirts picturing the earth saying “This is why I’m hot” (referring to global warming), and phrases like “green is the new black” (in the realm of fashion) represent the current trend toward a consumer population that manages to save the world – and look cool doing it. Continue reading Ethics, not consumpton, for environment

One casualty of war: diplomacy

It’s been over half a month since Russia invaded Georgia in response to Georgia’s military offensive aimed at reclaiming the breakaway state of South Ossetia from its separatist fighters. Since then, the international community has mostly sided with Georgia, claiming that the Russian response to the Georgian fighting was disproportionate and aggressive. Continue reading One casualty of war: diplomacy