Comments on: Pierre Yves Cousteau: Let’s learn from Ancient Greece about environment https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/pierre-yves-cousteau-lets-learn-from-ancient-greece-about-environment/ EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 29 Aug 2018 04:15:38 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Nebiroth https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/pierre-yves-cousteau-lets-learn-from-ancient-greece-about-environment/#comment-331526 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:15:07 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1190409#comment-331526 What nonsense. The ancient Greeks used the materials they had. They used clay and stone jars because they only had clay and stone. They used wooden sailing ships as they had no engines or steel hulls. If they’d have had plastics they’d have used them. Did the ancient Greeks worry about the ecology? No. It was simply that as a low population, pre-industrial society their activities on the whole had a negligible impact. What they did happened to be environmentally friendly – it was not by design.

It is clearly impossible to service a high technology population of seven billion with sailing ships and stone jars.

He is quite correct about limiting wasteful ways of doing things but I’m not sure what “lessons” he’s referring to.

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By: Peter Fletcher https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/pierre-yves-cousteau-lets-learn-from-ancient-greece-about-environment/#comment-331519 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:27:06 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1190409#comment-331519 Sad to say I agree also, I was hoping for some enlightenment as to how sea pollution was to be tackled and by what ancient Greek methods would or could be utilised in today’s world.

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By: Axel Mayer https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/pierre-yves-cousteau-lets-learn-from-ancient-greece-about-environment/#comment-331515 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:47:02 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1190409#comment-331515 what is the message of this text? It does not say anything. Or might the message be “70% of the plastic remains at the bottom of the ocean” and the conclusion: it is all not that bad? To read this text was just a waste of time, at least for me.

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