Clean Equity Monaco 2008 is about to get started down in Monaco. Whenever I think of Monaco I think of all those obscene
gas guzzling sports cars that I saw on the streets there several years ago. It is good to know that people working to change that type of unsustainable logic are meeting up there, perhaps they can help bring on an era where luxury bicycles will outnumber luxury sports cars in Monte Carlo.
As I look at the list of activities and personalities at Clean Equity, I see that Jeremy Rifkin is listed as a special guest. In his text Leading the Way to the Third Industrial Revolution: A New Energy Agenda for the European Union in the 21st Century -The Next Phase of European Integration-, Rifkin writes about what he calls the Third Industrial Revolution:
The key challenge that every nation needs to address is where they want their country to be in ten years from now: In the sunset energies and industries of the second industrial revolution or the sunrise energies and industries of the Third Industrial Revolution. The Third Industrial Revolution is the end-game that takes the world out of the old carbon and uranium-based energies and into a non-polluting, sustainable future for the human race.
I wonder if one day children in school will have a chapter in their history books entitled “The Third Industrial Revolution.” I also wonder if it will conclude with all the benefits that it brought for the planet .