Why do I find climate change so unnerving?

I made a video.  Rather than the usual written blog, I’ve had a go at talking over some pictures.  I want to get across why climate change so unnerves me.

In a nutshell, it is because we are forcing the climate of the world out of its natural pattern and into something new and unknown.  And when people do try to figure out what we are letting ourselves in for, it is mostly bad news.

Anyway, see if this video does it for you.


OK, I’m sold. Fracking = bad idea

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post comparing fracking, wind and nuclear as potential sources of domestic energy for the next few decades.  This video of Kevin Anderson has me pretty convinced now, that fracking is a bad idea.

At the time of writing the comparison post, I was not convinced – I thought a combination of all would probably be the way to go.  With the revelation that fracking would only really take off after 2020, when we need to be well on the way down the emissions lowering trajectory, I realise that fracking cannot form part of the energy mix if we are serious about keeping to a 2 degree or lower temperature rise.

Watch the video yourself, let me know what you think.

John Bell,

Ordinary Bloke