It’s kinda windy today.
Apparently it’s Storm Elin today. Tomorrow we can expect Storm Fergus. How do they know it’s not just the continuation of Elis? Or is it changing gender which seems to be such a popular thing these days?
Coincidentally, and staying on the meteorological theme, I read an interesting piece on the Beeb last night.
Five reasons for optimism on climate
That’s good. Optimism is better than pessimism which seems to be the predominant mood these days?
Hokay. What are those reasons? Well, apparently 17,000 houses are going solar each month. That’s good going. Another decade or two and the UK will be grand. Being the Beeb they don’t mention Ireland but we’re used to that. They also mention that people can easily set up solar panels themselves. I presume they mean those yokes that charge your phones? Priorities! Who cares about cooking!
Next there’s the car that pays for itself. Excellent! You charge your battery overnight and then when power fails your car can sell your saved fuel to your neighbours for a few minutes. Your car will then be powerless and useless but we must all make sacrifices? Think of the money you’ve made!
Now the battery farm looks impressive, you have to admit.
It is admittedly rather large but it will power a few housing estates for a couple of hours and that’s a start? To power a whole city for a day they’ll have to flatten the entire city and replace it with a battery farm. Again, sacrifices must be made?
Laws? I’m not quite sure how that works. By law you must stop making those gasses [Methane, Carbon Dioxide,Chlorine or whatever the flavour of the month is]? I suppose it will mean a lot of jobs for lawyers, barristers, solicitors and judges. Excellent news if you’re a lawyer, barrister, solicitor or a judge.
The final reason to be happy is the past. Er, what? Do they mean we must remember the halcyon days of yore when we let the climate do its thing and didn’t try to meddle with it? Are they suggesting we go back to those days?
Now that’s optimistic thinking.