Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Come here and say that …

Lord Puttnam says the government is still failing to make the most of an untapped resource - local communities – in dealing with climate change.

"Engaging communities," he believes, "involves a lot more than simply asking for sacrifices ... like turning the heating down".

Given that it has been snowing here, intermittently, for the past hour – in October – and it is so cold that we have the heating going full belt, I am sure that if Lord Puttnam would like to come up and "engage" with our local community, we would be more than happy to discuss with him how he could reduce his own carbon footprint – permanently.

Failing that, we could suggest for him a more direct and economic form of (carbon-free) central heating for him ... something like a red hot poker placed centrally about his person?