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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 01:59 PM
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Davos 08: Google's environment

Davos 08: Google's environment

Should we concentrate on stopping climate change or alleviating poverty? Thanks to technology, we can do both

Jeff Jarvis

January 24, 2008 3:00 PM

I'm at a surprise session with Larry Page, Sergey Brin and the Google Foundation's Larry Brilliant, moderated by Tom Friedman.

The key difference between this and the Gore-Bono panel prior to it is that Gore concentrated on the things we must stop doing - as the climate change movement does - while the Google team concentrates on what we can start doing, thanks to technology.

Brilliant says after the Bono and Gore session earlier: "It's true that climate change takes the oxygen out of the room." In other words, it takes attention and effort away from poverty and development. He says we have to get over our cultural ADD and handle more than one crisis at a time.

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