Climate Change – Remember?

You know me. I won’t let this topic drop. It matters so much more than many of the news items dominating our press currently. I couldn’t care less about the Wagatha Christie court case or indeed the Depp-Heard debacle. Footballers and their wives may have disputes over instagram but who cares?!

Let’s face up to the melting ice and do something about it.

What actually matters?

The war in the Ukraine. Of course it does. This is an awful situation which has uprooted so many citizens and put Europe in a state of turmoil.

But still remember…

CLIMATE CHANGE

That’s right! It’s not going away any time soon. The subject we all know about but governments never really do a lot to deal with. Yes they had a COP26 summit and did a lot of PR loosely linked to it but then they got back to bickering and shady politics.

Energy Crisis

Now is the perfect time for governments to pump some serious cash into renewable energy resources such as solar panels, wind turbines and hydroelectricity generation. Let’s stop lining the pockets of big conglomerate oil companies and begin creating jobs in the renewables field.

Fields of solar panels would make a positive difference.

Our dependency on oil and gas has been highlighted recently due to shortages caused by the war. We also seem to depend on a few countries that are free to control the price of these materials. Our hands are tied when it comes to sourcing these fossil fuels.

So Remember…

That is my little mini-rant over. I just want to make sure that we keep on discussing climate change, educating each other about it and pressing our leaders for quick, impactful changes.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. How is your government engaging with this vital issue? Let me know in the comments and please consider following my blog. Here is a previous poem that I wrote on the subject of climate change.

Pollution – Who Cares? – Poem

View from my train.

Who cares about pollution?

It’s only mucky air.

Why bother with the clean stuff?

You cannot tell it’s there.

Why worry about those gases

That circle all around?

Doing their dirty business,

But making not a sound.

I care about pollution,

Because it’s really grim.

Changing weather systems,

And making places dim.

Let’s worry about pollution,

And call for governments to act

To change our dirty habits,

And the way the odds are stacked.

A world without pollution,

Is one with variety and glee.

So get aboard and make yourself heard,

Don’t merely ‘Wait and See’.

This is a little poem I wrote because I was thinking just how grim pollution can be. Near me we have brick works which are constantly churning out filthy gases and I can see them on my drive to work each day. I really hope we don’t forget just how drastic climate change is and how important it is that we keep it in the limelight.

For another of my short poems, try Friday Finally Came. If you enjoyed this post then please drop a comment or follow my blog for future similar content.

Environmental Thoughts

Now and again I like to discuss environmental issues on my blog. When I set up the blog I intended it to review books and entertainment but I also wanted to make sure that climate change was highlighted regularly as this is super important to me. Hopefully it is a subject that is very important to everyone!

Having written about ways to be more ecofriendly and talked about why climate change is relevant and urgent, I sometimes feel the need to comment on current affairs. The news and media about climate change has increased but sometimes the content is quite peculiar.

Solar Farms

Last night on the TV news the reporter discussed a planned large-scale solar panel farm in Suffolk. My ears shot up as I thought this sounded really good. Unfortunately the local council opposed this proposal after an initial willingness to look into this project.

Some of the arguments against it were that it would change the beautiful landscape massively. The idea that something would be a blot on the landscape is weird when weighed up against the huge benefits of producing renewable energy.

It frustrates me that people just do not see how URGENT climate change is. There will have to be small disruptions to the landscape in order for positive changes to result. The outcome of having more renewable sources of energy and less pollution is ultimately a SAVED world.

This kind of ignorance highlights how difficult it is to make significant changes in order to slow down global warming. We need to embrace such changes and promote them.

Talking about the environment…

While I am here, I want to mention a blog I have followed since last May that always is packed with ecofriendly messages and ideas. Hop over to Enviroline Blog and have a look.

That is my rant over. For ecofriendly tips have a look at my Quick Eco Fixes post. Thank you for reading my blog. Please consider following it for similar future articles.