A Few Things

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.

Energy Crisis

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.

Rant over.

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.