Happy New Year! We're on Air Again
- 1 Jan 07, 07:55 AM
Tonight at 21.02 GMT episode 6 of PEuT goes out. A programme whose content has very much been driven by the comments and opinions formed by you on this blog. Many of you have expressed the fact that climate change has occurred before with and without people being in the loop. Also, this week listen to Owl Prowl at 15.45 GMT where are very own Chris Sperring reconnects us with nature in his own special way.
Was your Christmas a load of rubbish - or a complete waste? Dare I ask the tonnage of waste needlessly generated as a direct result of the indulgence end of this Christian festival.
Tonights episode of PEuT looks at past climate change events - And echo's many of the views expressed in this blog since April. Some of those views express that this has all happened before, we can't do any thing about it and perhaps should carry on as normal. Many of you offer views akin to "it doesn't matter about the root cause....we must tackle it". And more of you still say the causes are a direct result of our activity and we must and should address this problem.
In this programme you will hear very strong views from some of the most qualified and considered specialists alive today. A core message is that climate change has happened before...we all sorts of planetary reasons ...but not many led to mass extinction events. Life adapted, evolved, moved - habitats changed and so forth.
A key message tonight is past climate change events which have led to mass extinctions have happened in concert with other "nasties": acid rain, violent temperature swings, vile chemical out pourings.
The fear it seems today is this current episode of global warming with the associated changes in climate is working whether we like it or not together with our over exploitation of natural resources and destruction of natural habitat through extraction of resources, development and waste fall out.
So whether we believe climate change is only planet, plant and us or only us...dealing with the other nasties by developing sustainable futures and treating waste as nothing short of a sin is crucial. As you'll hear in todays programme, climate change doesn't create the killing effect on its own.
So, was there lots of rubbish in your Christmas?
In the next blog...community..and the olive branch it offers all of us.