JEAN-PIERRE VOIRET—Currently, that is since a few years, the climate of the Mediterranean basin seems to show an increase in climate instability. Rain in North Africa ceases earlier, the desert expands, Spain, Italy and Greece are now so dry that even the rich Po valley in North Italy is showing diminishing crops. On top of this, huge forest fires devastate each summer Greece, Spain, Italy and even France. As for the countries further north, their problem is weather instability: Germany, which was shocked by huge floods in the Ahr-valley last summer, has also had forest fires like France this year.
Everybody laments climate change, but those who hope to solve these problems with such low-efficiency techniques like windmills are like children trying to stop a flood by throwing small stones in the river. The world needs real solutions, and human creativity is the solution.