At the weekend, Extinction Rebellion put 200 flags on boats in Falmouth harbour to draw attention to the climate emergency and I hoped our boat was one of them. We went to have a look this evening and we have a flag!
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That was a fascinating, challenging and fact filled day, all about how to try to save our beautiful world in the face of the climate emergency. We didn’t get a chance to see the electric vehicles as we wanted to hear each talk.
We heard about the experimental United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project which is tapping into the granite hot rocks; we heard what Cornwall Council are doing having declared a Climate Emergency some weeks ago – one of which is the wild flowers planting; we heard about wind turbines and solar power and we heard from Nikki Jones, one of the leading environment speakers about why this is an emergency. It was all engrossing.
Molly Scott Cato, Green Party MEP for our area, rounded of the day with an inspiring speech that left the audience in no doubt as to what needs to be done.
The following graph pleased me, not for the end result of the rise in Carbon emissions which is very worrying but for the way it shows how the trees breathe. When all the trees green up in Spring they absorb the carbon dioxide so the graph spike goes down and when they lose the leaves in Autumn they can absorb far less so the spike goes up. It might be called the Baldocchi effect but I didn’t quite catch what the speaker said. Anyone out there know?
The whole event was brilliantly organised by a group of committed people in a very small village, Chacewater, just a ten minute bus ride away from us.
Today is Primrose day and I have taken photos of many of the primroses in our garden. They are my favourite flower, delicate in colour but tough little plants that flower for months. Ours were in flower at Christmas and have grown better and better over the last weeks.
Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, on 19 April 1881. The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House.
We love getting fresh eggs from friends’ chickens.
The peaceful demonstrations being held by Extinction Rebellion have a Solemn Intention Statement which is read out morning and evening at each site. Beautiful – one mind, one heart, calm, focused.