I hope you are all well.
It’s been a good week on the farm. We have been working hard completing some small projects and looking after the crops. Daniel and I have also spent some time on the online shop, which I hope will be ready in a few weeks’ time. It’s great having a young developer handy to help me get the project finished.
In the News
I’m sure many of you are aware that in the last few weeks there have been fires raging all across southern Europe. Turkey , Spain, Italy and Spain are all experiencing very intense wildfires. In the USA alone as of July 28, the National Inter-agency Fire Center’s situation report listed a total of 37,009 wildfires across the country that had burned almost 3.4 million acres. And then there are the floods in China and Germany amongst other places. In Canada, more than 1 billion sea creatures along the Vancouver coast were cooked to death during a record-breaking heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, according to preliminary data.
There have always been floods and wild fires and in fact in some places these natural events have an important part to play in the local ecology and economy of these areas. But what we are seeing now is not normal. It was predicted many years ago and if anything many of the predictions made by scientists about the impact of global warming were less calamitous than what is actually happening.
I’ve been talking about this with friends and we are all feeling a little helpless at times and unsure if there is anything we can do. Obviously many of these things are not in our control, but I believe each one of us can find a way to make a difference.
Maybe we can sign a petition, write a letter, be a little less wasteful, buy less stuff, and have conversations with friends and family about what we can do.
If a 13 year old school girl from Sweden can awaken the hearts and minds of billions of people to the danger of climate change, then surely WE CAN also do something.
If you google search ‘what can I do to protect the environment from climate change’ there are plenty of ideas…Whatever we do is better than nothing … we just can’t afford to ignore what’s happening.
Thanks and sorry for the rant. I hope you appreciate I’m not pointing fingers. I’m just feeling this need for all of us to do something right now.
Lots of love,