Health of our planet.
Now, more than ever, I find myself focussing on the health of our planet.
Daily news bulletins are rarely up-lifting. War, a global pandemic, increasing fuel prices, food shortages, delays at airports, queues in A&E – it’s currently a bit grim.
Even the Platinum Jubilee was tainted amid comparisons of the number street parties vs food banks and there was some negativity around the cost of the events.
But, in my opinion, amongst all that noise, it is too easy to lose focus on the health of our planet. And if we do, the effects of pandemic and even wars will become overshadowed by what happens next.
Record breaking times
Last month we heard that there is a 50:50 chance of the annual average global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level for at least one of the next five years. Furthermore, there is a 93% likelihood of at least one year between now and 2026 becoming the warmest on record.
The numbers seem small. But these tiny rises are having a huge effect on the increase of forest fires, floods, heatwaves, and glacial melts.
In our homes it is becoming ever easier to recycle; we understand that through turning off lights, turning down heating and eating with the seasons, we can help to reduce our carbon footprint. And as business owners we have the freedom to make similar choices within our workplace too. At Dymond Engineering, we now ensure that we make every buying decision with careful consideration to its environmental impact.
We have been investing recently and have made sure that we are choosing greener, more sustainable options. For example, an electric forklift truck was delivered last month. And our new welders and compressors use less energy than the old one.
Does this sound like a drop in the bucket? Believe me – it feels like it, but isn’t this how buckets have always been filled?