Effects to Date
Is it Our Fault?
Most of the energy we use is
derived from fuel burning. Each time we make a car journey, fly off on
holiday, switch on the kettle, turn on the heating, we are likely to be making a small contribution to future
climate disasters and must take some
responsibility for the resulting human suffering, not to mention the effect on
animal and plant species.
We have no choice but to
consume energy to live – for our warmth, food & clothing, transport, business
and leisure activities. BUT
there are many ways in which we can moderate our energy consumption -
it is our moral responsibility to make personal efforts in our homes, the workplace, schools, and when
travelling (see “Saving Energy” page). Many people remain either disinterested, in denial
or fatalistic about
climate change –
it is time to act!
Don't Leave it to Governments
They will not do enough -
as the stalled annual UN conferences show. Renewable energy sources such as wind
farms have very low power outputs and can only contribute a
fraction of our requirements for many years to come. Personal efforts
energy consumption must play a key part.
will not take strong enough action unless there is pressure from the
electorate - they are waiting for us!