Archive | October 15, 2009

Climate Change: A blog for Blog Action Day 2009

A bit of a change from the usual blog about writing here guys.  Today is Blog Action Day, where people from around the world unite to blog about one subject – this year being Climate Change.

When I first heard this was the topic it worried me a little, what can I write about Climate Change?  I thought I’d have to do loads of research on it.  But then I realised that wouldn’t be in line with my blog.  My blog is about how I’m feeling, what I’m doing etc.  So that’s what I’ll do.

Climate change is something we should all think about, but do we really?  I’m thinking about my life and how much I do to stop, or help limit climate change.

I live in London, so travel most places by public transport.  I think I must drive about 2 or 3 thousand miles a year – a lot less than the 12 or 13 I used to drive when I didn’t live in London.  That’s quite a substantial drop that must help.

I ALWAYS do my washing at 30 degrees C.  That definitely helps.  If I had a machine that cleaned at a lower temperature (like these new ones that clean at 15) – and they definitely worked – I would reduce it even further.

I’m quite good with my heating in my house, in the winter we use the timer so it’s only on when it needs to be on, and we try to avoid it the rest of the year.  It’s mid October now, and we only have it on in the morning now – we just kind of get on with it in the evenings. 

I still fly – and I think I always will while it remains accessable to the people.  I love exploring new places so that’s one thing I won’t be giving up.  When I do fly, and there is the option to pay for your carbon footprint to be reversed, I always make that payment.  It’s really bad to say, but I don’t know what they do to reverse it.  I feel like I should.  Oops.  That’s something I’ve got from this Blog Action Day – I’ll find out what airlines do when I pay extra for this. 

So that’s me.  A little about me and climate change, or rather what I’m doing to help limit any further drastic climate change.  The point of Blog Action day is to get people talking about the subject.  So readers, do you have anything you’d like to say about it?

*Normal writing blog will return tomorrow – I thought this was an important subject that should be addressed, and blogged about on a day like this!*