Governments and the environment – looking at the whole picture

I am writing this post just a week before the end of a very wet and dreary summer in London. Temperatures have not been cold but there has been so much rain. This time last year the Government was urging people to take their holidays in the United Kingdom, to help save the planet. I have not heard anyone say that this summer.

Governments in the UK and in the USA are right now more concerned with their own survival rather than the survival of the planet. Mr Obama and Mr McCain are fighting for the US presidency, mouthing statements of intent about the environment. We have to hope that whoever is elected the intent turns into real laws that bite, so important is the United States to the safety of the world’s environment. Continue reading