Historical Hike

A personal view on the climate emergency

I try to be optimistic. The reality is that we may have already reached the climate tipping point or even gone over it. It is the single most important consideration for us. Globally, we should, must, act now to fundamentally change our attitudes and lifestyles. 

So, I intend to learn and become more informed. 


Watching the speed and development of the virus in China just recently throws up some questions about tipping-points and (I hope locally if contained) points-of-no-return. It might  also prove to be an example of “un-seen” self-amplification. Will we l'/earn from this one?

This new project's aim is to help you, to help us, to help individuals (you and me), our families, our local communities and our workplaces make a positive contribution to slow, stop and ultimately reverse climate change. What are you ding that I could do and what am I doing that you could do.

As well as local we have to make this global, so “act local, think global” and engage with friends and family overseas.


I try to be optimistic. The reality is that we may have already reached the climate tipping point or even gone over it. It is the single most important consideration for us. Globally, we should, must, act now to fundamentally change our attitudes and lifestyles. 

So, I intend to learn and become more informed. <link>

Watching the speed and development of the virus in China just now throws up some questions about tipping-points and (I hope locally if contained) points-of-no-return. It might  also prove to be an example of “un-seen” self-amplification. Will we learn from this one?


I am sure that in our weather systems there are many tipping points so I will be looking out for these in future just out of interest. On the much bigger scale, climate warming, there are some critical balances in the system, some of which we are only learning about now - thus the unseen tipping points. The Thwaites Glacier may have it’s own tipping point but it might cause new tipping points both climatically, socially and even politically.


I had no idea that the Ozone layer is growing again. I’d like to know what activities or inactivities are causing this.. Overall we are in a mess. All these vulnerabilities around the world seem to be the result of, in the first place, increased CO2 and other greenhouse gasses caused by human activity (which continues), then with energy from the sun, if I am right, could be (or are) self perpetuating. Sadly, humans are not very good at being proactive unless, paradoxically, they are prompted to be so.


Tree planting requires sapling so as a family we are looking to see if we can do this on our allotment.


When I compare myself, as an individual, to the Earth’s energy systems I am less than tiny. It is easy to think “I can’t make a difference!” but I have to do my little bit. After all, if we ALL do our little bit, worldwide that is a massive big bit. So the answer has to be enlighten those who “either switch off or deny that it is happening” (@PennyPeters) without causing panic and respecting educated freedom of thought and speech.


I am sure that in our weather systems there are many tipping points so I will be looking out for these in future just out of interest. On the much bigger scale, climate warming, there are some critical balances in the system, some of which we are only learning about now - thus the unseen tipping points. The Thwaites Glacier may have it’s own tipping point but it might cause new tipping points both climatically, socially and even politically.


I had no idea that the Ozone layer is growing again. I’d like to know what activities or inactivity are causing this... Overall we are in a mess. All these vulnerabilities around the world seem to be the result of, in the first place, increased CO2 and other greenhouse gasses caused by human activity (which continues), then with energy from the sun, if I am right, could be (or are) self perpetuating. Sadly, humans are not very good at being proactive unless, paradoxically, they are prompted to be so.


Tree planting requires sapling so as a family we are looking to see if we can do this on our allotment.


When I compare myself, as an individual, to the Earth’s energy systems I am less than tiny. It is easy to think “I can’t make a difference!” but I have to do my little bit. After all, if we ALL do our little bit, worldwide that is a massive big bit. So the answer has to be enlighten those who “either switch off or deny that it is happening” (@PennyPeters) without causing panic and respecting educated freedom of thought and speech.