Friday, October 23, 2009

[jules' pics] 10/23/2009 03:39:00 AM

On Monday we weren't only making our decadal visit to yasukuni shrine, but were in town to hear Uzawa-sensei and Lord Nicholas tell us all about the economic impacts of climate change. Usually the Blue Planet Prize is a bit ethereal; everyone applauds, goes away and then carries on as usual. This time, however, with economists talking money people seemed much more interested, with fun questions such as Why Can't the Third World Just Pay for It All Themselves?

No photography was allowed, so instead here's a montage of my doodles. Uzawa-sensei is at the top, to his left Lord Nicholas, in the middle is most important person - the simultaneous translator, and the rest are the audience, some of whom were of course asleep. The woman at the bottom had red hair and a white suit with 80s shoulder extensions and she asked how we can make the forests as profitable as the parking lots which they are knocked down to make way for.

Posted By jules to jules' pics at 10/23/2009 03:39:00 AM


crandles said...

A mouse in the audience?

Looks like the most attentive of the audience as well !?

James Annan said...

Well they say one is never more than 10 feet from a rat, and we were in the middle of a 500-seater lecture hall, so there must have been some there!