Climate Change

Image result for london underwaterWent to a talk Thursday in Saxmundham by Prof John Midwinter. He showed a series of powerpoint slides which outlined the evidence that the climate is changing. The CO2 levels in the atomosphere are at the highest levels than in hundreds of thousands of years.

Many still are climate change skeptics. Don’t believe the evidence  and so don’t see any reason for change. Looking at the ‘problem’ in a different way might help.

Let’s assess the risk and then manage it. What can we do personally, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in the context of risk management?

Can we afford to ignore the risks ( wild weather, droughts, floods, sea level rise, large migrations of people, whole ecosystems being threatened, food security threats, and so on).

Will be interesting to hear what is agreed in Paris if anything. If Kyoti and Copenhagen are anything to go by then not enough soon enough.

We need to act locally starting with ourselves, now!

Then join others and be the change.

Election coming soon

Which political party is addressing the issues?

  • We live in a finite world which can’t keep growing. Infinite growth is not possible.
  • The worlds energy resources are going to be in short supply within 10 to 20 years. We must go for sustainable, renewable resources and use less better.
  • The world and the UK is over populated. Again we cannot continue growing because we live in a finite world. How are we to reduce our populations?
  • The UK is in massive debt, as well as having a debt deficit. We need to follow a positive money approach. Stop making money from debt. Get out of debt it is not sustainable.

So which political party is going to tackle any of the above?

Would we vote for a party that suggested we stop growing the economy, reduce the population, use less energy, fine people who waste resources and encourage less travel?

Early Winter 2014

The sheep in the field next to our garden have gone after munching the grass for several months. I am still working away trying to get building works done and getting funding for the same at the village hall.

Greener Fram is slowly growing. Our next Swap or mend is in January. Saturday 24th January 9.30 to 1pm. Bring things you don’t want, take things you do and brings things that need mending. No money is exchanged. Any donations to Greener Fram.

Hello again

It has been some time since I last posted. Almost a year!
Things have move on globally, nationally and locally.
Where to begin. Lets start at home. Yesterday took part in UK Govt carbon calculator.
The national average CO2 footprint is 10.17 tonnes per household.
At home we are now consuming 3.09 tonnes of CO2.

Still too much and still things to do.
Learn how over coming posts.

The story of more

The story of more is based in America but the story is applicable to the UK.

Click on this link to watch.

So do you agree with Richard’s take on the last few years of having ‘more’?

If you do agree or want to know more join your local Transition group.

Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of ten books including The Party’s Over and The End of Growth. He is Senior Fellow-in-Residence of Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators.

He has authored scores of essays and articles that have appeared in such journals asNatureThe EcologistThe American ProspectPublic Policy ResearchQuarterly ReviewZ MagazineResurgenceThe FuturistEuropean Business ReviewEarth Island JournalYes!Pacific Ecologist, and The Sun; and on web sites such,, and He has appeared in many film and television documentaries, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s ’11th Hour’, and is a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education.