If you truly care about our collective futures, with regard to things like climate change, peak oil, or over population ... to name a few 'issues' ;).
You should listen to and maybe follow, the advise from Lord Oxburgh, if anyone should know the power of writing letters to politicians he should. More on BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3815151.stm
Politicians don't act they react, they will react to a crises, such as oil not arriving in NZ, or the Beehive going under water ... you must agree it will be to late by then.
I've personally sent over 600 letters/DVDs to parliament over the past 8 years, so get going you have a lot of catching up to do.
It is free to send a standard letter, only costs you a little effort and an envelope ....... the children deserve this much at least ......
This explains the last letter I sent one of them http://oilcrash.com/articles/gerry_b.htm along with 3 DVDs, I sent a similar pack to Garth Morgan this morning.
The politicians hold the purse strings, our efforts are futile when 'they' chose to carry on a business as usual policy. They are focused on a 3 year term and daren't 'rock the boat' as we have all seen with the green party. 'we' need to focus on National for the next year or so, as they are the only ones pulling the strings, ... what they say goes.That's democracy )
Ernest Ronald Oxburgh, Baron Oxburgh, KBE, FRS (born 2 November 1934) is a geologist, a past Rector of Imperial College, and was non-executive chairman of Royal Dutch Shell PLC from 2004-5.
Education and career
Born in Liverpool, 2 November 1934, he attended Liverpool Institute High School from 1942 to 1950. Ron is a graduate of the University College, Oxford and Princeton University (PhD) where he worked for the famous geologist Harry Hammond Hess. He has taught geology and geophysics at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. At Cambridge he was head of the Department of Earth Sciences and President of Queens' College. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Caltech, and Cornell. From 1988 to 1993, Lord Oxburgh was chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence, and rector of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine from 1993-2000.
He was knighted (KBE) in 1992 and made a Life Peer (crossbench) as Baron Oxburgh, of Liverpool in the County of Merseyside in 1999, where he sits on the House of Lords select committee on science and technology.