Copenhagen – Where Do All The Billions Go? And Is It Really Worth It?
|I was reading a few comments about Copenhagen and the Climate Change conference, and the concerns expressed about the added costs to tax payers, to rate payers, business and everyone else and then I saw this POLL on the side.|
I answered the poll honestly … and was shocked at the results!
Total votes: 1949
Will world leaders succeed with practical solutions on climate change at Copenhagen?
- Yes 6.82% (133 votes)
- No 93.18% (1816 votes)
Evidently the target for reduction in carbon emissions needs to be 25% … and that may be a challenge for some people.
I was going to say “some countries” but corrected myself because it’s you and me and your next door neighbor plus your Facebook friends on the other side of the planet who are really going to determine whether we win or not.
I could put that “Whether we survive, or not … it is up to you and me.”
I walk for exercise five or six mornings a week to stay healthy. It’s a good habit and I have for the past 17 years.
This morning just happened to be the garbage collection morning in our area. Our rubbish bin has only two small bags in the bottom and sometimes we don’t put it out because it is another stop the truck must make.
Every stop adds carbon emissions because of the braking and acceleration.
Many rubbish bins are overflowing and much of the rubbish could have been recycled. Our local council (it is hard to believe I know) doesn’t have a recycling program and here we are in the twenty first century.
We voluntarily recycle everything biodegradable goes to the compost, paper and cardboard gets mulched into the garden and aluminum cans taken to the charity who collects them.
I would estimate less than ten percent of our population are rigorous or responsible with their trash let alone their spending/consumption.
But we keep on having these bigger than life “climate change events” seemingly with the hope someone will pull out a magic pill.
When are we going to get it?
Most animals do not soil their own nests but we continue to. That’s exactly what we’ve been doing and are continuing to do almost unabated.
Then, I get another email asking for support – “Urgent – Crisi in Copenhagen”
The message said the Copenhagen talks were failing and no effective actions would be achieved unless we all bombarded our Presidents and Prime Ministers with pleas to make sense.
Rather than bombard the politicians and “hope” they do something this is what I suggest.
Take these actions as quickly as you possibly can, and ask your neighbour either side of you to do the same, and have them ask their neighbour too:
- Reduce your energy bill by 10% … if you haven’t already done so change your light bulbs, insulate the ceiling, put on a jumper or in a hot climate close up your house early and use a fan rather than switch the air conditioning on all day.
- Find an alternative way to get to work at least one day a week and in doing so reduce your petrol bill by at least 15%. Use a bus or train or car pool, ride a bike or walk.
- Search out at least one organisation that is making a real difference and tithe (give a percentage of your gross income) each month so they can complete their mission, whether it is to re-afforest your country, provide wild rivers once again, make fish stocks abundant, construct sustainabl;e housing or whatever it is. Remember “Together Everyone Achieves More = TEAM”.
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In summary … it is up to you an me. I want a healthy green future and I am taking the necessary actions to ensure my children’s children have a gift and not a liability. I humbly implore you to do the same.