I have to confess that I chortled to myself more than a wee bit, when I recently read about a problem that "The Living Ark" has encountered.
The Living Ark is a classroom built by eco-campaigners three months ago, with a "zero carbon" rating, designed to be powered solely by the sun.
It is made of sustainable wood, sheep's wool and soil. The roof is of mud and grass, with solar panels attached.
Haringey council opened the Ark with great fanfare and self congratulatory orgasms.
So far so good!
There was, however, one small fly in eco Nanny's oinkment.
What was that then Ken?
You see my loyal readers, The Living Ark was built in North London at Muswell Hill Primary school.
Can you see the problem here children?
Yes, that's right, there is not enough sun in North London to power an entire classroom.
The pitiful North London sun only enabled them to power a few lightbulbs, as such children are not allowed into it because it is too cold.
By the way, the cost of this mud hut was £25K; paid for by the council taxpayers of Haringey.
There is of course one way to warm it up, burn the sustainable wood!
Anyhoo, in the meantime, this episode serves to remind us that in certain parts of the world (under current technological constraints) nuclear and fossil fuels will have to provide us with the majority of our energy needs for the foreseeable future.
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