Monday, November 23, 2009

Jim's letter in the paper

Dear Sir, Madam

There are some people that still deny that Climate Change is happening now and that we need to take action to stave off the worst effects for ourselves, our children, our grandchildren and successive generations.

As a way of understanding it I use what I call "The Front Room" analogy. Imagine that your front room/living space is a closed environment (like the Earth) and that you have no other rooms. If you filled the room with toxic fumes, rubbish and lit a fire in the centre of the room you and your family would not survive for long.

This is the position all of us face as a result of human made climate change on earth. It is said that Europeans need three earths and Americans need five to continue their lifestyles BUT we all only have one to last us all!

I would ask everyone to please consider this and make small changes in their everyday lives such as recycling, less car journeys,
less flying, care in use of resources and so on.

We don't have to return to the cave just adjust to a low carbon economy and all generations can enjoy a full life with just a tiny effort.

Best wishes to all
J Clugston

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