When 1.5 degrees is too much
When 1.5 degrees is too much

A message received from Peter Munday, A Bracknell Resident

“I am not particularly interested or involved with politics, however I am very concerned about the environment and the effects it will have on us and more importantly future generations.

After watching the two episodes of the Channel Four programme “The Great Climate Fight” – https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-great-climate-fight I was incensed. I think my last straw has been the new builds by Bracknell station. Sadly, not a single rooftop PV panel in sight for houses being sold at greater than £400k. It would not surprise me if these houses are also gas fired central heating?!

When you consider that adding batteries and panels would be around 5% of the property cost (i.e. £20k – probably a lot less if bought in bulk) payback would be in ten years or less. Over the property lifetime this would save tons of CO2 going into the atmosphere as well as saving the occupants money.

If Labour gets into power I would be interested in knowing how you would make changes to get to net zero earlier than 2050? If the world continues to generate CO2 at its current rate by 2100 we are on target for a 2.4°C rise – forget “keep 1.5 alive” – this will lead to a collapse in food, water and areas of the world that can support their current populations – not something I want to pass on to my children and grandchildren.”

Sirens of black gold call us to our doom

Before green energy plans can fully bloom

Dreaming Westminster can you not see

Storms, floods and fires across our country?


Scientists have long since penned

Use of fossil fuels must come to an end

Yet our ruling party don’t want to hear

The effects of climate change we fear


They think they can licence further extraction

Reducing fuel costs, only by a fraction

Do fossil fuel facts no longer apply?

Many voters are questioning why


Thirteen years of miserable austerity

We have not seen much prosperity

Air and water have all this pollution

Could a green environment be the solution?


Fuel poverty is now a common phrase

Families going without for days and days

To choose between fuel and food

Does not improve the voters mood


Children and grandchildren paying the price

Of government ignoring scientific advice

Expensive fossil fuels are no solution

Insulation and solar PVs may be a resolution


Dreaming Westminster do you care?

How society is beginning to tear

Obscene profits energy companies enjoy

Family lives these profits destroy


MP’s behaviour in Partygate

Makes decent people most irate

The broken trust within our nation

Makes a Tory party no salvation

By Peter Munday, Bracknell Resident

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