Monday, 8 March 2010

Climate Change - It's not about "should I wear a scarf?"

One of the great things about getting to write this blog is that there's so much more happening around the world related to climate change and renewable energy.

People are writing columns in newspapers, blogging, asking questions, debating - it goes on and on. And I guess we're doing that right here on Solar Panel Quoter - The Blog too. Although we try not to get to 'heavy' or opinionated - it seems everyone has their own views.

Anyway, I digress. Back to that theme of 'so much being written', it's a joy to come across new articles putting a fresh prospective on an old argument.

Like this post from Sophy on Green Energy Republic, from which I'd like to quote this passage:

"the sophisticated and intelligent readers of this blog know perfectly well there’s an important difference between the weather and the climate. The weather is what’s happening outside – today, tomorrow and at the weekend (do I need an umbrella or a scarf when I leave the house today?). The climate is about much longer-term trends (why we use 100% renewable electricity)".

If you've got a spare few minutes, it's well worth a read. Click to read Sophy's full article entitled "Countering the climate change sceptics".

photo credit: 1happysnapper

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