Welcome to Janet's Blog

I first used this blog to publish "Trash" before I knew about ebooks. I wrote "Trash" twenty years ago. The novel explains why, in the original version of "If not for the tomatoes" Annie wrote: "We had aliens come and tell us". It wasn't Al Gore at all.

Annie isn't the hero of "Trash", but she has her own story ( a much more polished novel). Go to smashwords.com and look for "Tipping Point". (Follow the link to the right.)

If you're a first time visitor to my blog, try reading "If not for the tomatoes" first. (It's the short story in Annie's future - look in 6/5/07) This is only half the story, though. The complete story that inspired Tipping Point appears in my other blog as "Our choices".

To begin reading "Trash", start at 17/6/07. (Many apologies for the poor navigation.)


Thursday, 29 December 2016

Breaking records - breaking my heart . . .

So . . . 2016 is the hottest year on record. Second is 2015 - third 2014. Yet still there are people behaving as though there is no need to be concerned for our climate. As I melt in the humid summer of unpredictable weather that we are experiencing, I despair.

I fear the tipping point has been passed. There is no turning back. My children have inherited a planet which is changing - a science fiction future that I have fought for many years to prevent.

Billy Joel said: "We didn't start the fire - we didn't light it but we tried to fight it." Not enough has been done to fight climate change. We continue to over-consume, to waste, to throw away our future. Our politicians lack the courage and insight to try to save our children's future. Instead the politics of fear urge us to view refugees as the enemy, and terrorists as the danger.

The reality in the Western world is that you are far more likely to die from road trauma or domestic violence than terrorism. Yet fear of terrorism is more widespread than fear for the environment.

I am overwhelmed. What can I possibly do to change the path of destruction we are following as a species? A species with the power to wipe out other species - to destroy the whole world.

And now Trump wants to return to a nuclear arms race. I fear the people in power more than I fear terrorists.

No comments: