On Saturday I attended The Wave, in London, which was a demonstration designed to remind politicians that we want them to come away from the Copenhagen Summit with a strong agreement to tackle Climate change.
I’m really glad that I went, as I would have felt pretty hypocritical if I hadn’t made the effort. Sadly, I don’t think that enough people showed up to make ministers sit up and take notice. Too many people either don’t care, or don’t care enough. Here in Horncastle, we have around 10, 000 people, and yet I know of only six adults, and two kids who went to London. There may have been more, who went independently, but even so, the it was a poor show, that was obviously repeated all around the country.
So now we have to wait for leadership from our politicians. The same politicians who took us into Iraq, fiddled their expenses, and wasted £14,000 pounds per person propping up a banking system as corrupt as themselves. Perhaps this really is the Age of Stupid.
So what do we do if World Leaders fail to live up to the title of ‘Leader’ ? Probably what we all should already be doing. Acting now, without waiting for the nanny state to tell us that we should. I think that deep down, we all know that we have to do something, even if we don’t really want to change. Probably the first thing to do is to sign up to the 10:10 campaign. You sign up to reduce your own emissions by 10% in 2010. By signing up, you show the government that you want to reduce emissions, and help give them the backbone that they need to to act at their level. You can sign up here
The more people that sign up, the more that politicians can see the support for action, and we start doing something NOW.
Even if they let us down, we are only responsible for our own actions, not theirs, but we are TOTALLY responsible for all of our actions, or inaction.
It’s time to act.