Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Climate change awareness Blog Action Day
Thursday the 15th is climate awareness day in blogland in having a Blog Action Day
But I won't be able to write a post then, I've actually got to do some work....tsk, whatever is the world coming too!
So here it is today instead.
Where do I start?
Do I write about what is being perceived as the place that is responsible for the first refugees of global warming in northern Kenya
Do I write about the need for wind farms over here. With so many people resistant to what is an astonishing and cheap resource that we as an island could export electricity to other countries
Do I write about America's appalling attitude to getting it's act together regarding climate change. Which hopefully after Barack Obama's acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize will start to register more with people.
Do I write about snow in October in places that don't expect it for at least another four weeks.
Do I write about the floods, droughts, rain, heat that has plagued us all this year at the wrong time when we were expecting different weather.
Of course the scientists have two sources of this, global warming or the next ice age. Who knows which one it is. I'm only being slightly flippant here, cause it doesn't really matter what is causing the changes to us non scientists, all we know is that we are being affected. And depending on where we are lucky enough to live on the planet, depends how badly we will and are suffering.
There has always been somewhat of an expectation that countries will have flood and drought, but now it seems unremitting. And the droughts becoming so severe that when the rains come it is becoming too late. Especially if the rain is so heavy that floods ensue. So even if northern Kenya gets the rain is has been without for over a year, it may not help, as the infrastructure is so damaged that the water will just drain away.
We only have one planet. We are a planet of have and have nots. There is no parity around the world at all. The rich get richer. Animals are becoming extinct
We cannot go on not caring about the whole planet. It is ridiculous to constantly war with one another, as if we can afford the luxury of war.
If we want a world for our children and grandchildren to live in, then we have to take action now.
Of course it is not going to be easy, but if all of us in the western world make an effort, with energy saving devices, if we recycle as much as we can, if we support endeavours with what we can that help others. Then surely bit by bit we can change things.
We can all moan about schools, hospitals, care being inadequate but at least in this country we have it, however bad we think it is. Try telling a child working in a sweatshop somewhere how tough it is for us, and watch them fall about laughing.
There is too much inequality and that is not fair.