Bravo to Yoshide Suga, Japan’s newly elected Prime Minister, who, in his first address to parliament, declared japan will reach carbon neutrality by 2050.  The European Union announced the same target last year, and China has vowed to be net-zero carbon by 2050.  They are joining nearly two dozen other countries, a dozen states and DC, including California and Hawai’i, and a growing number of cities, including New York.

Two things stand out to me:

1.  He is speaking truth to misinformation on economic growth, when he states that that this goal will not curb, but stimulate economic revitalization and financial recovery post covid..

2.  As noted by Greenpeace Japan, there is no place for Japan’s current plan of inclusion for nuclear power, given the disastrous results of the nuclear industry.  Safe nuclear power is a dangerous oxymoron, like safe coal.

About The Rama Exhibition

Calley O’Neill is a highly respected artist, muralist, visionary designer and social ecologist from the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Journalists have described her art, which spans four decades, as ethno-visionary, dynamic, symbolic and breathtaking. Calley finds her expression through classical glaze painting in mixed media works, public murals, stained glass and mosaic. Her landmark Healing Gardens of Makahikilua master plan for North Hawai’i Community Hospital in Kamuela received national recognition among top landscape architects in the field of therapeutic garden design. A great team player, Calley’s input raises the bar and sparks innovation toward healing the Earth and its inhabitants. Journalists have described her as ‘a way-finder’, ‘a life giving force’ and ‘a force of nature.’ Calley is known for exceptional quality draftsmanship, a crystalline mastery of glaze painting, stimulating diversity, relentless experimentation, and her love of the Earth and humanity. Her magnum opus is Rama, Ambassador for the Endangered Ones, and she continually works on the exhibition paintings in her Waimea studio and her plein air pop-up studio and tree gallery at the Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, where she is the Artist in Residence. Her paintings are both visual prayers and wake-up calls. Calley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, summa cum laude from Pratt Institute, New York (1974) and a Master’s Degree in Social Ecology from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont (1977).
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