Quote from Mav
Too true. The things is, most people don't seem to get to the stage of even thinking about how their every day actions effect anything in the larger scheme of things. My housemates keep asking me what we're going to use our compost for, why don't we just chuck the waste in the bin. And i keep fishing things out of the bin that should go to recycling
I think people have far mor pressing pressures on them.. but it is if you think outside your own bubble. Quite easy to be more 'enviromentaly aware'. My freinds think i am a bit 'soft and obstinate' .. but fuck um.
Legislation may be the only way to really bring about effective change. But I don't think there's the political will to make the decisions that are required.
Big Brother comes to town.. and you get a back lash from a large majority of the people that embrace the more 'greener' issues. If that is not to much of as generalisation
The main problem with our political system is the only thing it's about is getting re-elected. So all policies are short term, who care's what happens in 10 years? This government probably won't be in power then so it won't be their problem, let someone else deal with it.
Well i don't quite have a cynical attitude to this goverment .. but i can appreciate it is not always the main criteria of some goverments or partys. Saying that even the most greenest party [even the Green party] are no gaurantee of improvement..imho. If you think 10 years maybe 5 is ''short term'' then i agree with you. Though if the proposed new nuclear power plant roll out goes ahead [more than likely] and provisions for pipelines to support our gas needs [new one from Finland] are anything to go by... Then they do indeed think of things into the future. Saying that this is for the economical benefit/security of the coutntry i suppose. Not the environment. I don't think we should ignore the provisions for 'renewables'.. but you can still be cynical and chalk it up to ''economical benefit/security ''
I sort of agree with you.. with a few caveates [1. being less cynical ].