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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Another Serious Thought

Ever since the local elections on 2nd May the current state of affairs have much occupied my mind.

The issues I discussed in the last post have now become mainstream news with the publication on 6th May of a report from the
UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
which in one sentence says "

Action needs to be taken NOW by EVERYONE ". 

Not only will the warming of the world have catastrophic effect on us humans but also on the diverse eco sytems which support us and as a result many many plants, animals and insects will become extinct.

So what can we do as individuals.
We may not be able to be hugely influential but that does not mean we should shrug our shoulders and do nothing.

We should

1. Be informed about climate change and bio-diversity

2. Join those organizations whose agenda is climate change and bio- diversity; 
make a donation and if possible volunteer. 
Four organizations which fall in this category are
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Greenpeace
  • CPRE Campaign for the Protection of Rural England  (An essential one to join if you enjoy the British countryside)
  • Woodland Trust
3. Use your vote at every election in your area.  If you do not like any of the candidates still go out and vote.  SPOIL THE BALLOT PAPER.  When the returning officer announces the number of votes each candidate received he also informs the public the number of spoiled ballot papers.  It will have more impact if this number is large.  PLEASE GO AND VOTE

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