Don’t just sit on your butt blogging, do something.
I’m a blogger and commenter and enjoy reading and contributing to a variety of blogs but there’s one attitude in the blogosphere that really bugs me big time; the whinge and dump mentality of a lot of bloggers and contributors. What’s whinge and dump? It’s the idea that once you’ve spotted and commented on the arrant stupidity or outright harm caused by an environmental policy, your responsibility has somehow ended. You’ve exposed it and there’s nothing else that can be done. You’ve done your bit, your conscience is clear, you’re outta there. Well, it isn’t and you aren’t.
You have to follow through or whatever you’ve done is just meaningless; you’re just a pygmy hiding behind a big keyboard. If you’ve read the “about me” on this blog then you’ll know I think the politics of global warming is killing people at this moment; right now, this day, this evening, this night and it will continue killing people for as long as it’s indulged in by the developed world. It may be an ocean liner with a four mile stopping distance but if your effort and I mean your single individual effort, can stop it one inch short of four miles then you’ve saved a few lives.
For me, the follow through involves communications with parish, borough and County Councillors as well as Members of Parliament. I also make the effort of making appointments with them in person and these are actually very rewarding for two reasons; they do talk to you candidly on occasion and they also learn that I’m an ordinary person who has concerns about not only pointless de-industrialisation of my homeland but more importantly, the harm that the global warming movement is doing in the developing world.
That’s the follow through I do. Take the time you’d ordinarilly take on a good comment to google the email addresses of your representatives and send them that comment instead. The same good comment will do for all of them, just change the honorific. I know a lot of commenters here are from Australia and I hope more than a few of our readers. I say “our”, because the real content of the blog is not just the topic but the comments contributed to it. I’ve some great news for you.
One of your own countrywomen, Joanne Nova, and others have crafted and sent a formal request to the Auditor General to audit the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. A blogger by God, really intent on doing something. They’ve had a reply which looks like the start of the usual bureaucratic stalling tactic. Let’s put some pressure on them and you Aussie Lads and Lassies are it, I’m afraid.
Here are all the details at Jo’s blog – Announcing a formal request for the Auditor General to audit the Australian BOM. Google those email addresses of all your representatives, craft an email demanding urgent action on the audit request and give them hell.