Monday, February 18, 2008
Abu Dabhi is a building a new city called Masdar City that claims to be built using renewable energy resources and uses zero carbons and produce zero waste. Ma sha' Allah that sounds awesome. Only bad part? It will cost $22 billion dollars and 8 years to build.
I don't know why but I still feel kinda weird about the whole ordeal. As far as I know there are still poor starving children living in all corners of the world.. couldn't they just stop being so wasteful, conserve a bit more and donate that $22 billion to Africa or something?
It sounds like a good idea to me, just an odd use of resources and prioritizing.
Source: BBC News: Work starts on Gulf 'green city'