Thursday, 15 October 2009

Blog Action Day - climate change

I lifted this from a Blog Action Day e-mail:

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown surprised us with a Blog Action Day post on his blog saying that "climate change is the biggest threat to all our futures."

So - why is he and his government doing NOTHING constructive about it? This biggest threat is the culmination of many, many smaller threats, which could have, should have, beent tackeled years, decades ago. Ordinary people up and down the country are doing their best to do their own bit towards alleviating climate control, but the lead from our government is woefully inadequate. Listen to the ordinayr people, engage with them and see the lead they could take.

If everyone does just a little, then only a little will be achieved (apologies to the originator of this expression, I cannot remember the name) I would like to urge and encourage everyone just to try and go the extra mile if they can and do an extra bit for the planet. Aim higher, aim to achieve more to help with the problems we all must face up to and meet head on, CONSUME LESS, refuse to fly, refuse to buy, do without, live more with less, switch it off, repair it and re-use it and encourage others to do likewise.

The little plans I tried to carry
Have failed
O' Dear God.
But, I will not sorrow
I will pause a little while
And try again tomorrow.

Anushree Karnani

The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.
~ William Jennings Bryan”

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
~ Winston Churchill


Jacqui said...

I've just posted mine and not surprisingly we share the same sentiments (which is why I love your blog and voted btw:))
I saw that email too and it annoyed me. Lets see what he says at the summit, but it wont be anything close to what I've asked him to. xxx

MrsL said...

Thankyou Jacqui; I have very little faith in MrBrown and his government.
Maybe I should stand for election........... :)