NEWS: Carbon Rising
Scientists are saying we are close to the critical irreversible point of 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere which represents a 30 million year high of CO2 levels.
The issue hit the headlines recently and these warnings have been coming more frequently and are more shocking; taking us closer to breaking point. What I want to know is how much more will it take?
How much will it take to make people stop and think? I have not yet decided the time is right to start a family, but the more time goes by the less I can bear the thought of the legacy we are creating on this planet for our future children and grandchildren.
Thinking about it makes me want to hide in my room with the light off and not come out! Politically that is what our government and 'leaders' seem to be doing. Friends of the Earth director, Tony Juniper, suggests the government are 'lacking ambition' in tackling the problem! That is an understatement – we will soon turn the corner and climate change will be UNSTOPPABLE – think about what that means.
If there are changes you can be making in your personal life, even small ones like power saving lightbulbs, switching off all items on standby, switching off your phone charger when you aren't charging your phone and so on then do it!
If in your work capacity you have the power to influence people please do so!
Speak to politicians. Tell them your concerns. Discuss the issue. Whether it is encouraging recycling, telling a neighbour, asking your boss to look at green ways to cut costs – it can ALL help.
If we each encourage one person to make one change we will make a difference and who knows what the power of that simple action could be. I want us to leave a positive legacy on the planet!