Are you a glass half-empty or half-full sort of person?

Which type are you? (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

How you are enormously changes how you receive information.

I recently listened to an episode of Analysis on BBC Radio 4, and I was left feeling some real optimism about our climate future.

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Now, it didn’t hide away from the enormous issues we have to overcome, and the need to overcome these on a global scale.

However, what did encourage me was that the UK had made some really significant steps, at cost to ourselves, to lead the way in a number of green technologies. Several other countries have done this too. If we can continue to build on this starting point, then a few things become possible.

  • We create models and walk the talk as an exemplar for other countries.
  • The countries that have so benefited from the Fossil Fuel revolution, can keep investing in green alternatives and hopefully develop cost/tech structures so that developing nations can in future cut straight to wealth based on green energy without disadvantage.
  • We can still reap some of the long term economic benefit of being developers rather than followers.

Of course, it also highlighted how tiny the UK is and so however well we do hear we cannot solve climate change here. However, we can maybe show how a path that other, larger polluters can follow is valid and affordable.

I’d be interested to hear what you take from the show if you do listen to it.