Thought for the week
Concerned about Climate Change, but not sure what you can do?
This week we passed an important milestone: 100 days until the Climate talks in Copenhagen. Many feel that this is our last chance to set legally binding targets to address climate change. Others still question whether climate change is really happening. I'll be talking more about what we can all do over the next few weeks, and Helen and I will be taking some big steps to do our part.
The problem with climate change is that it is difficult to see that anything is changing, especially amidst natural variation, until the consequences are very serious... so life goes on, business as usual. The problem reminds me a lot the anecdote of a frog being slowly boiled in a pan, not realising anything is wrong.
One of the biggest problems is knowing how to take action. Fortunately there are solutions. For exampleI will be donating £20 a month for the next five months for someone to demonstrate on my behalf for a day each month up until the climate talks. Take a look: Avaaz.org, a organisation that I have come to believe in over the past few years.
The Best Bit(s)
1. I wrote my first review for a book on Amazon. I was mainly driven by the fact that I feel very lost if there are no reviews for the books that I am interested in, and this is a book that I know very well. Hopefully my clumsy words will guide some people in their purchase.
2. M5 reopens after bridge incident. Although we missed going to Cumbria this weekend to see Gary, Dewi and Grandad (see below) it looks like we wouldn't have made it anyway due to traffic getting stuck on the M5 for seven hours. Unfortunately the incident ended with the man jumping from the bridge.
The Worst Bit(s)
This week I've continued to suffer from tingling, buzzing and weakness in the legs which can get quite intense at times. The doctor I saw on Friday believes that I've stretched my sciatic nerve and that in a few weeks it should repair.