It is snowing. There is a freaky weather system which has dropped snow on us when we weren’t expecting it. It is March and the daffodils should be out. Where is spring?
This is not how I planned
to start my first blog, but it does reflect how we need to change our
expectations. Climate change is increasing weather extremes but also mixing up
the normal seasons. We can’t expect spring to be warm or summer to be dry
The same applies to lots of
other things in our lives. The expected everyday events like driving to the
supermarket to buy dinner could be changing too. It’s easy to forget that not
so long ago it wasn’t the norm to own a car, supermarkets didn’t exist, and
food had to be cooked from scratch on a daily basis. Did your grandparents have
a fridge when they were young or your parents?
People have rapidly adapted
to all the new inventions and expectations have changed
accordingly. How hard would it be for us to adapt back to a life with limited
oil? If petrol is restricted it becomes expensive and people react by reducing
journeys or driving more efficiently. This is actually happening now. The UK
has passed ‘Peak Car’, and it looks like the mileage we drive each year is
reducing. What is next?
This blog is about changing
our expectations and in doing so changing our future.