One of the problems when discussing climate change and energy impact on the world is that it is difficult to gain a sense of perspective in terms of scale and impact. As a small part of a world of seven billion people, it is easy to despair and feel powerless when considering the environmentally catastrophic events that have an impact far beyond comprehension of individuals, yet probably have been caused by us all in our own small ways.

It is for this reason that our collective hypocrisy is so prevalent: we all bemoan the high temperatures, flooding, the seasonal wildfire events yet most of us, particularly in the more developed countries, still happily choose to travel the globe. Despite the protestations of the climate change deniers, science seems uniformly in agreement about the underlying principle that the temperature of the planet is increasing and is likely to have a major impact on the way we all live our lives no matter where in the world we live.


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