I’ve just read on the website of the Guardian an editorial which will be published in newspapers all over the world tomorrow about the vital importance of the Copenhagen climate conference. You can read the full editorial here. There are difficult choices to be made for all of us, as this editorial points out:
The era of flights that cost less than the taxi ride to the airport is drawing to a close. We will have to shop, eat and travel more intelligently. We will have to pay more for our energy, and use less of it.
But benefits, too, can come from action on climate change:
the shift to a low-carbon society holds out the prospect of more opportunity than sacrifice. Already some countries have recognized that embracing the transformation can bring growth, jobs and better quality lives.
This conference presents an opportunity which must not be missed, as this multinational editorial says:
The politicians in Copenhagen have the power to shape history's judgment on this generation: one that saw a challenge and rose to it, or one so stupid that we saw calamity coming but did nothing to avert it.
Let us hope that our representatives make the right decisions this week.
On a lighter note …
|I think it’s been a while since this wine press was used.|
This morning we went to a wine tasting at the Domaine de Saint Preignan at Pouzolles and tasted and bought some very good wines. There was a range of wines, white, rosé and red and we particularly liked the white Muscat, their top of the range Louise red and the Coteaux de Languedoc red. They have some lovely old buildings and olive trees at the domaine too.