Very often lots of people live in their own cocoon. Others are on their way as they create their own world, giving preference to another world than the ones they view.
How many are willing to go out into the world wondering what they are doing there and questioning if they would not better do something to that world which is turning around like it should not be.
Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Soms heb ik het gevoel dat ik daadwerkelijk op de verkeerde planeet ben.
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To avoid destroying our relationship with the planet > need to make radical changes + revolutionise way we use energy + the type of energy we use.
Lord (Nicholas) Stern = former Chief Economist of the World Bank + Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics + well known author of ‘The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change’ published in 2007 > led the way in explaining the economic theory of climate change + author of the acclaimed book A Blueprint for a Safer Planet: how to manage climate change and create a new era of progress and prosperity, published in 2009.
5 industrial revolutions so far: mechanisation of textiles; steam; electricity and steel; automobiles; information technology (still going) + now we need an energy industrial revolution (the 6th revolution).
we have to achieve a decarbonised economy by 40 years from now.
Carbon energy consumption = destroy our relationship with the planet, if we don’t carry out radical changes to the way we use energy + the type of energy we use from now on.
- At the current rate, the planet’s temperature might rise by 5 ˚C or even more by the end of this century, i.e. to levels not seen before on Earth for at least 30 million years.
- Conceptual science predicted and measured GHG in the atmosphere long before now and there’s evidence that El Niño and La Niña events are more frequent now.
we need to make radical changes to the way we use energy and the type of energy we use, everywhere in the world and in every sector = Energy efficiency easiest way to start.
if we fail in managing climate change, we will fail to stop poverty
To avoid destroying our relationship with the planet, we’ll need to make radical changes and revolutionise the way we use energy and the type of energy we use. Are policies and people in networks and communities what will ultimately make it happen? I wrote this blog four years ago, when I was the editor for Environmental Impact and as such attended the Annual Dorchester Lecture, which was delivered by Lord Stern, at the Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire.
Lord (Nicholas) Stern is a former Chief Economist of the World Bank and he is a Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics. He is well known as the author of ‘The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change’ published in 2007 and which led the way in explaining the economic theory of climate change. He is also the author of the acclaimed book A Blueprint for…
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For years scientists warned politicians, but they would not listen and the citizens only thought of what was good for them at that moment, not interested to learn about the impact of their ecological and carbon footprint. No matter what happens nature shall show mankind that it is always stronger than the human being, which has to learn by falling and standing up again.
rainfall causes problems to roads, cars, and rail travel => Movement restricted
recollection of previous winters = cold mornings with frost covered lawns + a wind that slaps your face with a chilling sting
ground not prepared as no drainage is available + waterways are not viable
foliage not resting as trees + flora remain green > earth rest less
environmental change on animal life > effects of stress, lack of sleep + tiredness
wildlife struggle to maintain their habitats
My town and its surrounding areas have been plagued by floods this winter. Movement from town to town is restricted as rainfall causes problems to roads, cars, and rail travel. It seems to be raining for a season. My recollection of previous winters has been cold mornings with frost covered lawns and a wind that slaps your face with a chilling sting. If wet, lingering rain and floods are to be our depths of winter then we are certainly not prepared. The ground is not prepared as no drainage is available and waterways are not viable. The foliage is not resting as trees and flora remain green. I wonder what fauna make of all this weather? What effect is this environmental change having on the animal life?
In our current ways of living we know the effects of stress, lack of sleep and tiredness. Will the earth rest less, will wildlife struggle to maintain…
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