Is modern civilisation sprinting in a long distance race?
The road to a successful species.
Certain changes in my life, including the birth of my son have called into question for me, the fundamental question. Are we as a species really successful?
For a few generations including my own, the outlook was bright; progress was bountiful with year on year developments in medicine, technology and agriculture. This progressive golden age has increased our species numbers like never before. Success is ours, or is it? Read the rest of this entry »
Is humanity as successful as it thinks? was last modified: February 17th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
After the appointment of Natalie Bennett of the United Kingdom’s Green Party, I feel I speak for many when I see an opportunity to do the right thing.
Changing the seemingly impossible is possible.
Apart from a very loud vocal minority, most people are convinced that our climate has changed for the worse as a result of human activities. Most people given a chance to do the right thing would do just that, but often mainstream party politics do not have any alternatives.
The problem comes from the green party having an image problem, which is preventing most people from taking them seriously. The clue is in the name, “The Green” Party. Green politics is still perceived as sandal-wearing wishful thinking and does not encourage average families to adopt a greener way of thinking. Read the rest of this entry »
A sense of the common good was last modified: February 17th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
If you’d have told the builders of the Roman Colosseum, that people would fly in their hundreds of thousands from across the unknown worlds to see it, then that concept would have been inconceivable to them.
What lies ahead, environmental disaster?
Likewise, a broken planet Earth can seem inconceivable to us now, but it doesn’t mean it won’t be right. I firmly believe we have not grasped the seriousness of the situation.
The biblical-sized ecological catastrophe, with both sides turning up the heat on each other. People with unabated growth and expansion while the planet, turns up the heat a little further with every action we make. Read the rest of this entry »
Economic growth and the environment was last modified: February 17th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
Democracy is seen as the pinnacle poster boy for all of our species struggles for freedom and fairness.
With millennia of previous generations before us, bereft of a voice, or any rights we take for granted in our modern world, the struggles and endurance of those that fought for our right to vote, was a dangerous and life-threatening thing to do.
Such sacrifices are still going on today, so the achievement of those countries that succeeded in a one-man, one vote system, cannot be understated. Read the rest of this entry »
Democracy will destroy civilisation was last modified: February 18th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
Learning of the 106 oil-producing nations, over 60 have seen year on year decline in output has propelled my enthusiasm for PV (photovoltaic) solar panels. Their recent popularity will continue to grow alongside the world’s oil decline.
There’s nothing more powerful than when PV’s time has come.
Currently, for every barrel we discover, we now consume three. At some point in the next decade, global oil production will start to fall – FOREVER.
Families across the world, not just the United Kingdom, are investing in solar panel technology to gain freedom from the external influences, which affect the cost of energy coming through our pipes and wires at an increasingly costly rate.
Being a promoter of PV solar panels (photovoltaic) since 2004, I have seen many changes from when this technology was installed only by the die-hard environmentalists, so I have watched with amazement as the industry has changed to be unrecognisable.
PV solar panels have been around for over 100 years.
The rise of the feed-in tariff scheme in 2010 the solar panel market has been driven by a financial gold rush brought upon by the early scheme’s reward system.
The market for this technology has gone from a small eco-industry to the new BMW clad sub-urban and middle-class market we see today.
A big part of this drive came from the “free solar panels” and “rent a roof” companies which were set up specifically to take advantage of the early generous tariff rates.