Several years ago I planned to create a website to highlight the environmental changes occurring all around us. The idea was to write a blog about my own ideas on the subject, and to intermingle other bloggers who were writing about the same subject. This was it would help generate more exposure for all of us. I even bigger plans to build the site out into a community of concerned people to share opinions, but also solutions to the problem of global warming.

It was the middle of the summer, a blazing hot summer at that, and so it seemed fitting to start a project that focused on rising temperatures. Truth be told, I was yearning for some relief, so I started a conversation about the melting ice cap at the North Pole. We were discussing how people would eventually move further and further North to find cooler places to live and clean water.

That is when one of my colleagues who happens to be from the Netherlands, said: "It won't be long until we see windmills in the arctic." His thinking was that the Netherlands being so sensitive to environmental change, would be one of the first places to flood because much of the country is below sea-level. The Dutch being and enterprising people, not to mention world-travelers by tradition, would be headed North and build windmills wherever they would settle, you know, to give is a touch-of-home...

It's a funny story, but today's windmills also provide energy, and the North Atlantic being still quite windy, this isn't so silly of an idea at all. As people move further North, they will also need to find new sources of energy and wind turbines are a pretty good option. As a matter of fact, there are already huge wind turbine farms in the North Atlantic with many more planned. It just makes sense.

Of course, this also makes my clever website name, not so innovative anymore...