Friday, October 16, 2009

Blog Action Day: What Will You Do The Morning After?

The environment trembles. Copenhagen looms as our last best hope, and it all seems so much effort.

What to do? What to do?
Blog about it!

Well, it's a start, I suppose.

So what should I blog about? Anything! It's all about getting a critical mass, isn't it? A message in the media which says:

Hey! There are people who actually care about what comes after Copenhagen!

Yes, that will achieve something... for 24 hours or so.

Then what? The carbon rust will still be inexorably seeping into the atmosphere and oceans long after Oct. 15.

As an individual, there is very little you can do in the way of lifestyle changes that will 'save the planet' (ie to offset enough carbon production to slow the effects of global warming) Any effective change will have to systemic and (sigh) possibly quite disruptive.

The best things you can do as an individual are:

1. Vote. Vote for parties who you think have the best grasp of the issue, and appear willing to bring about systemic changes.

2. Change your lifestyle anyway. No it won't change anything directly. It will set an example to yourself and to others that 'insuperable' barriers aren't always what they seem.

I am not going to try and change the world on Blog Action Day. Others do it far better and systematically. (You can see a few of them list in the blog roll)

What I am going to do is blog about it tomorrow

... and tomorrow

... and tomorrow



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