We are facing a Change Challenge.
In 2023 the media is daily reporting the emerging results from our two-hundred-year use of fossil fuels, which is in danger of changing our world beyond repair due to the resultant global warming.
Why is global warming important? By increasing the surface temperature of the Earth it is causing climate change, which in turn is creating new and difficult conditions for the natural world. To take just one example that affects people in the UK, countries that supply us with salad crops (half of all our food is imported) are facing hotter summers and water shortages, so there’s increased risk to our food supply.
Having reaped the benefits of the industrial revolution through use of fossil fuels, the wealthier nations on Earth are now being charged with leading the response to the environmental damage they have caused along the way. At the same time those less wealthy are faced with the need to take a different path than the wealthy without necessarily having the resources to do so.
National governments, local authorities, businesses and individuals all have a role to play in responding to this challenge. Doing nothing is no longer an option. If the human race is going to survive, all 8 billion of us need to get involved.
These webpages represent an attempt to connect people in the UK to what we can do to help save our world by changing our approach to life. Such practical action is in effect a second change, and some of the first, environmental change can be reduced but not entirely reversed.
This leads on to the third change – our lives and all our worlds are inevitably going to be different. There is no going back to what we remember from our childhood. Somehow, we must identify a better way of living and take action towards it, there is no looking back over our shoulder. This could be the most difficult challenge of all, and perhaps why the young are best placed to lead the way.
There is no Planet B, even if we could all afford to get on a rocket and reach it.
Let’s get weaving on this one.