Recently there has been much in the news about climate change. This in itself is nothing new, I remember nearly twenty years ago the issue being of major discussion, with cars having catalytic convertors and the Greens doing very well in the local and European elections (even though in the latter, they didn't win a single seat). The Green Party even had some added respectability by having former BBC Sports Presenter, David Icke becoming a prominent member, until he went way off the radar and claimed to be the Son of God, waxed lyrical on the supposed spiritual properties of turqouise tracksuits, went into heavy new age stuff, and showed disturbing signs of anti-semitism! (For younger readers, think of that happening to Gary Lineker and you will see how Icke has fallen!)
Anyway, back to climate change. It has recently become a big issue again, with Sir David Attenborough voicing his concerns, and with the European Commission launching a campaign to convince Europeans that they can help stop the emissions of greenhouse gasses in their everyday lives. This can be as simple as making sure lights and other electrical appliances are not left switched on when they are used.
It is an issue that undoubtedly concerns us all, with the disturbing increase in the Arctic Ice Cap melting and the sense that we may well soon be reaching the point of no return. And these are people who I am more liable to listen to on these issues than, say, Jeremy Clarkson.
And throughout it all, and I am sure many of you feel the same, I feel somewhat impotent about the whole thing! "What can I do!", but I am told that by doing the little things, like not wasting electricity and being aware of the waste of energy and fuel that we use we can do much!
I still wonder if it's morally okay for me to go on a plane though, considering the amount of fuel they use! If I ever get to visit the US I am not sure I can afford to use a cruise liner!