Sunday, 20 September 2020

Three questions

Here's your semi-regular reminder that we're all in a whole heap of trouble...

Remember Tony Benn identifying five questions to ask of anyone in power? Well I think we're all going to have to start asking ourselves three questions about everything - everything - we do in life, whether that's the obvious stuff like personal transport choices and energy providers right down to the small stuff, like which brand of loo roll to buy and how ethically your margarine of choice is made. And these are those questions:

  1. What's the environmental impact of this decision?
  2. How can I reduce that impact?
  3. How can I offset what I can't reduce?

We need to ask ourselves (1) about everything we do, especially when it comes to voting. And we need to take appropriate action based on our answers to (2) and (3). I mean, we're probably all buggered anyway, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to turn things around.

Sorry, thanks for indulging me. The usual unstructured waffle abbout music, books and the rest will return soon.


  1. "I mean, we're probably all buggered anyway,"

    Oh Martin, it just keeps getting better and better doesn't it (and by better I of course mean worse).

  2. Agreed, if only so I feel less guilty and can one day explain my decisions and actions to the judgemental next generation... :)