Climate change is certainly no laughing matter. I’m sure of that and a lot of sensible people agree. But I can’t help thinking that our burgeoning climate change ‘industry’ with its carbon market, carbon management, carbon calculators and carbon czars, and its endless rounds of UN negotiations, all tends to take itself rather too sustainably seriously.
So I though a little irreverent poking around wouldn’t go amiss. The idea is to have some fun whilst raking through some of the real issues underlying all of this. This is now also happening in a shorter, even less coherent way on Twitter.
“It is impossible to get away from the energy problem. It is impossible to overemphasise its centrality. It might be said that energy is for the mechanical world what consciousness is for the human world. If energy fails, everything fails” E.F.Schumacher, Small is Beautiful, 1973