Problems Tomorrow ?

The Prime Minister, who has recently changed his mind about attending the COP27 meeting in Egypt and is now going, addressed a meeting on the climate crisis at Buckingham Palace today with the following words:

“If we do not act today we will risk leaving an ever more desperate inheritance for our children tomorrow.”

I can only think this rhetoric was fuelled by concern over presenting a serious image on the world stage. It is evident that the man does not grasp the situation at all. Across the world the climate is in rags. Temperatures through October and November so far have been 6 degrees above what they should be in Britain. In Brazil they are 10 degrees below the average for this time of year.

It is not the children who will inherit the problem but over the next two to three years we will see devastation on a scale even grander than the forest fires that reduced the oxygen producing forests around the world last year. Trees are the shields of life on earth in so many ways.

Already Australia is facing forest fires and floods. Today in Wales flash floods have swamped the town of Neath.

It is not tomorrow – that distant future our children will inherit – but ourselves that will be burned by scorching sunlight next year.

While energy companies make eye-watering profits each successive quarter, climate activists call for reduction of emissions from fossil fuels, taking ever more extreme actions to get their ideas across.

But no-one is talking about the amount of radiation we are pouring into the atmosphere every day. The ‘industry’ is demanding 5g, and Starlink is throwing more and more satellites around the earth. Almost every modern house in western economies is equipped with a microwave. We understand microwaving, but yet we microwave the Earth and wonder at the temperature rising.

The UN declared today that by 2050 every glacier in the world will be melted.

I ask again ‘where will we find coolness when the ice has gone?’

Mr Prime Minister, stop worrying about your image, and get a grip on the situation we are facing please.

Author: Keith Armstrong

Dance teacher, writer, film-maker, educationalist, enthusiast.

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