Theres a fair chance this will crash and burn but here goes any way. We as a family do what we can to protect the environment. Recycle where possible, use low energy light bulbs, turn of the taps when cleaning our teeth, ad nauseam. Things we have installed in our children and grandchildren. Well I was chatting with Mrs 4-8, wondering if we could or even should do more and I got to thinking is it worth it? On one hand we have Al Gore and his film An Inconvenient Truth. pontificating about how we are all doomed unless we act now and on the other hand there are papers from eminent scientists stating its a natural cycle and there is nothing much we can do about it. There was quite a good programme on channel 4 a while ago refuting most of what we are being force fed I do appreciate there are things on a global sale we should react to eg the deforestation of the rain forests. Or on a local level recycling more if for nothing else reducing the amount sent to landfill. Have we got to a point where saving the world is now industry driven and no matter what we do the world will do its thing any way? ie gone beyond its tipping point. Will we as individuals saving the odd kg of carbon dioxide make a difference? Basically can we do more? Should we do more? Are we all doomed? Does any one care? Lastly, any one know what the difference is between Global warming and climate change? Seems to be the same thing to me. And for the cynics Im not a reporter, tree hugger, associated with any groups, forums or organisations.