The next time someone says climate change isn’t happening and is nothing to do with you. Share this factoid with them:
The recent Fifth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was produced by over 600 experts from 32 countries and was approved by the governments of 195 nations. It synthesises the results of over 9200 scientiﬁc publications and addressed 54,677 comments from 1089 reviewers. It is arguably the most thoroughly and rigorously reviewed scientiﬁc document in history. It concludes that the warming of the world is unequivocal and that over recent decades human actions have been the primary cause. Courtesy: Professor Chris Rapley at Imperial College, London University. Jan, 2014
As for this picture… I’ve always loved these shots of our beautiful planet – the light of the rising sun being caught in the earth’s atmosphere. It’s a stark reminder of just how thin our atmosphere is – if you shrunk the planet to the size of an apple, then the atmosphere would be about the thickness of its skin. Sobering thought – that’s all between us and that big, cold, uninhabitable outer-space. We’re mad to mess with the atmosphere. This image has been my working inspiration all my adult life – thanks to Kevin Kelly and the astronauts who sent the first of these shots home. http://www.thehomegalaxy.com/projects.php?id=30
Take time to watch this short, very beautiful film about astronauts sharing their thoughts on seeing the Earth from space https://vimeo.com/55073825
I started this diary as a way to keep friends and family posted with my cancer treatment in 2012. That’s in the past now – hurrah – and hopefully never returns. Looking forward, I was thinking of sharing my experience of these next two years as we head for a global agreement on climate change in Paris December 2015 but things are moving so fast and I have so much going on, I’m not managing to get to diary writing. Please feel free to follow me on Twitter instead! @TessaTennant
We are messing about with the atmosphere in the most stupid way and I urge anyone coming to this page to get active and put pressure on our political representatives – local, national and international: we want them to reach a meaningful legally binding agreement.