Want to Pollute? Pay for it

The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that a business must either pay to clean up it’s pollution or shut shop. The Noyyal River has been polluted for generations by textile factories who must now pay the full cost of it’s clean up.

The Environment? It’s not just us!

Tries to show how we must look beyond just Humans when discussing the Environment and climate change. I try and show with pictures that we share the earth with other animals and that we don’t have a right to just use whatever we want no matter what the cost.

How Patents stifle and go against Human nature

Coming to the US has introduced me full force to the Patent system prevalent in the country. “Intellectual Property” as it is called rules large aspects of America’s legal system. Almost anything can be patented – right from software, to hairstyles (as my wife told me), to business practices. Coming from a country where such things don’t enter most people’s minds, I’ve been able to observe it from outside, and have realized that it’s contrary to the very thing that makes humans special.

It’s a travesty and an insult to the natural behavior of humans and goes against the very impulse that has propelled humanity to the top of the food chain. Don’t believe me? Read on!

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Patents standing in the way of Combating Climate Change

As we approach the Copenhagen conference in December 2009, we’re finding a divide between developed countries like the US and developing countries like India and China. This is because rich nations want poorer countries to commit to drastic carbon emission cuts that the latter are unwilling to do without assistance. Clean Technology and Intellectual Property … Read more