An article in treehugger.com describes a European commission interested in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
"Trade publications and financial news sources are taking note of the European Commission’s efforts to create energy efficiency standards by 2007. Announced after Al Gore's hero's welcome to Brussels, Europe has made clear that under a voluntary agreement with industries, 14 priority products, including computers, stereo systems, washing machines, lights, air-conditioning, and boilers, will be designed with a focus on conserving energy. The European Executive Commission, author of the draft standard, says the new rules could save 180 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions by 2010, and put EU nations ‘on course for a 20 per cent energy saving by 2020’. The Commission will monitor industry's progress towards agreeing on common standards. It can threaten to impose energy efficient criteria later."
Some of us are creatures of habit; we like things to stay the same. Some changes are by choice; some we are powerless to avoid.
Some changes in life keep things interesting.
When the lights go out and the water rises, maybe even at the same time, it won't be interesting anymore.