By the year 3000…

The Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen is such an important issue I couldn’t let it go by without saying a word or two about it. One hundred and ninety-two countries have signed the climate change convention and more than 15,000 people are expected to attend .

Global warming and climate change is something we should all be giving a thought and what’s more… we should be asking ourselves what we can do to contribute to stop global warming.
There are lots of very easy things one can do to help the Earth… ‘cause I need it to last longer than me and longer than my children . I want my great great grandchildren to remember who I was and how I lived and to be able to do this ,they need to be given the chance to be born .
Let the big ones decide on the big issues and let us help our Planet before it’s too late by doing very simple things, by adopting a more responsible lifestyle.
Replacing a regular incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb saves about 300 pounds of carbon dioxide a year. Another very easy thing to do is to be careful about leaving things on like the television, the computer or the lights and not to leave appliances on standby, using the “on/off” function on the machine itself.
Carpooling ,which is driving with someone to a place that you are both going to, minimizes the amount of greenhouse gases put into the air by a car, as it obviously does ,walking to school, using public transport or the bike. Recycling also helps. Easy things such as covering your pot while cooking saves a lot of energy needed when preparing a dish, taking a shower instead of a bath, reusing your shopping bag, buying fresh food instead of frozen food , airing your house,by opening the windows for only a few minutes,using the washing machine or dishwasher only when they are full,using a clothesline instead of a dryer…etc

When I saw this video the first time I could only consider the funny side of it; the second time I could only consider the fact that funny though it might seem , I still won’t be able to see it. There is no way I would ever live to see the year three thousand , not even my children ( who, by the way were born in the previous century , just like me) but maybe my grandchildren and I hope definitely my great gran would be enjoying these mod cons. And , this funny side of the future , helps me forget the sense of grim foreboding I have for it. God forbid!


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