Roger M. Kaye
Roger M. Kaye
A retired physicist reinvented as thriller novels writer

A Drop in the Ocean

No picture today - save an electron, save the planet

I am feeling a little low. The news flooding our screens, and Europe’s streets, is very depressing. So, have I decided to write another blog. This will, no doubt, bring the usual absurd comments and give us all a good laugh. After all, it is said that laughter is the best medicine.

We have known this since time immemorial, even before the Internet – Proverbs 17:22  tells us, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

So let us write some more about Climate Change. Is it a natural cycle or is it our fault?

Today, we are told that we should not rinse dirty plates before putting them in the dishwasher. Households which pre-rinsed dishes used an additional 27,000 litres of water a year. There are some 125 million households in the USA , so that’s an extra 3.4 billion litres every year.

This might sound like a lot of water, but when compared with the US’s total water usage of around 1,220 billion litres per day, it makes the extra used to clean our plates look like a drop in the ocean.

The children are listening. They are being given lessons about Global Warming at school, in their classrooms. But they are not fools – time for your bath, dear – no, no, mummy, I’ve already had one this year, I’ve got to save the planet.

And, in another blow to our Green Earth, there will be more smelly emissions from the ambulances taking food poisoning victims to hospital. Nothing like a dirty plate, with the sticky remains of yesterday’s lunch, to set your stomach in turmoil.

Using a computer requires electricity. Electricity is made from long-dead trees turned into carbon. Turning the carbon, that’s coal, into electricity releases yet more greenhouse gasses into the environment. I have tried to keep this blog as short as possible as my contribution to saving the planet. I hope that any commentators will follow my example.

About the Author
The author has been living in Rehovot since making Aliya in 1970. A retired physicist, he divides his time between writing adventure novels, getting his sometimes unorthodox views on the world into print, and working in his garden. An enthusiastic skier and world traveller, the author has visited many countries. His first novels "Snow Job - a Len Palmer Mystery" and "Not My Job – a Second Len Palmer Mystery" are published for Amazon Kindle. The author is currently working on the third Len Palmer Mystery - "Do Your Job".
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