Why does time run faster for some of us as we get older? Am I getting slower at doing all those things I think I ought to do, not to mention all that I want to do in the diminshing time I have left?
Of course for some people time goes slowly, with pain, boredom or isolation unrelieved by the company of good friends and family and the opportunity to pursue satisfying work and leisure interests, or the luxury of shelter, food and health. We're not all in the same situation. But as far as the dangers for our planet are concerned, within the lifetime of my children and grandchildren, perhaps we are.
The idea that time is running out to lessen the damage we've already done to planet earth since the industrial revolution through pollution etc. is being voiced with increasing urgency by many, and especially now as world leaders prepare to gather in Copenhagen.
It's easy to think none of us individually can do much to change things, but as a certain supermarket keeps reminding us "every little helps". Individual contributions always matter, often more than we ever imagine. People working together on an international scale can do much more.
Politicians meeting in Copenhagen from 7 December 2009 need to know they'll have their electorate's support in pressing for strong effective agreement at the UN Climate Change conference. Why not add your voice?
Here's one way for starters to help turn Copenhagen into 'Hopenhagen'. Sign the UN Climate Petition and make change happen.