The Stern review
“When the history of the world's response to climate change is written, the Stern Review will be recognized as a turning point.
Sir Nicholas and his team have provided important intellectual leadership as humanity
engages with its greatest challenge.
While the details will be debated, the main thrust of the report is clear and compelling — the expected benefits of tackling climate change far outweigh the expected costs.”
Cameron Hepburn Oxford University
Well that is a pretty clear endorsement! and there are many more... the time is upon us when we have to concentrate our efforts on taking action and not prevaracating, get out thee and get invovled withthe sustainability agenda in your area. Dont know what or where that is? Contact the permaculture association., stick a notice up in the local library, have a meeting, suggest the local school builds a garden, anything in fact, but just do something.. I think all I have to say really on the issue in a broader context is that actually this is a great opportunity. I think we should be positive about this, there are so many advantages to a more local, seasonal, toxic free and resource efficient economy. Yes a lot fewer imports, yes a lot fewer foreign holidays, but more time to enjoy them perhaps, fewer stresses, and perhaps a few more reasons to want to stay at home.
Grow just a tiny bit of your food, compost your waste, plant a few trees in your neighbourhood, or if not that then make some tea for someone who is, buy fairtrade, go to the farmers market, insulate your house properly, you know the drill we've all heard the messages.. this only works when every one does something.. and as someone clever once said, the biggest fool was the man who did nothing because he could only do a little bit.