ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 2007
A frantic scramble to use every scrap of land has increased risks of flooding. Yet businesses could still face water rationing.
Property managers have been screaming at landlords for the best part of their working lives to stop creating buildings that spill more hot air than a political convention.
There would be little immediate need for solar cells, windmills, ground boreholes and other new age technology if we were simply more frugal.
Tough new controls might not be required if more attention had been paid to a tradition of inefficiency.
Most people live in towns and cities, which are built on layer upon layer of detritus they would not tolerate today.