I hope that everyone has had a reasonably good start to their summer. As you know, I have been bogged down with admin for my full time job and my blogging has taken a back seat. This is something I never wanted to happen but ultimately I only have so much energy.
As we are going through an enormous rise in fuel prices, caused partly by a war and partly due to some rich companies being extra greedy, it feels like the right time to change our attitude to cleaner energy solutions.
Yet in the USA some of the pollution capping previously outlined has been overturned. The Supreme Court limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to control emissions of pollutants, going forward.
Is it me or is the Supreme Court (9 individuals) becoming a bit big for its boots?
This is not the only stupid decision that this ridiculously powerful collective made recently (see Roe v Wade reversal).
Anyway, the overpowering facts about climate change still seem to rattle very few political cages and people are still making purely economic choices instead of climate- friendly ones.
With energy price hikes, the economic instinct should be moving towards non-fossil fuels and sustainable provision of electricity. We just need to make those greedy politicians wake up to the fact that there is more to life than golden handshakes and parties.
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.
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.