One of the most significant oil spills in recent history has gone by nearly unnoticed by international media yet the 110,000 tonnes of colourless highly toxic condensate could harm vast areas of one of the richest fisheries areas in the world.
Europe has been hit with one of the wettest springs in its history. The connection with climate change exacerbated by human interference is now unavoidable and protests are beginning to include climate activism in their platforms.
The flourishing of Chinese megacities will inevitably create business opportunities for Europe. Efforts to match businessmen from both sides can lead to economic growth combined with environmental awareness.
Europe has set itself an ambitious goal for reducing emissions between now and 2050. But as ambitious as the various plans are, ignoring the problem and doing nothing will be just as expensive.