The road to Rio

I once wrote a speech for the mayor of Delft for the opening of a Climate Conference.

I squeezed in a few lines of the Dylan song It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall, inspired by the Eden project that “translated” Dylan’s masterpiece into a haunting photographic essay.

Lines like: “I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways, I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests, I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans”

One of the speakers at this Climate Conference was Bjorn Lomborg, author of the book Cool it. He riposted by saying that this was absolutely not the way to handle the climate issue. He wanted objectivity, facts into the debate, not emotions.

Participants of a masterclass are studying the mind map Rio+20

Well, Dylan’s lines have come into reality and have become solid facts. Deforestation (alas more than the seven dead forests Dylan spoke of), loss of biodiversity, a growing gap between rich and poor, economic crisis, and so on. Facts that can’t be denied. Not even by Bjorn Lomborg.

More and more it is understood that the answer is a cyclic, green, economy. All hopes are set on the UN-conference in Rio the Janeiro in june 2012. This mind map (double click to get the highest resolution) depicts the roadmap to Rio2012. Twenty years after the Earth Summit that also took place in Rio.

Mindmap © Hans Buskes, Alide Roerink

About Hans Buskes

I am a professional mindmapper, I help companies map their business, I am author of two mindmap books. My clients are law firms, municipalities, banks, consultancies and high-tech companies.
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