Health, Sports & Psychology

Jane Morgan's story

Updated Monday 12th April 2010

Explore the personal side of climate change with Jane Morgan's diary entry.

Name: Jane Morgan

What first triggered your interest in environmental issues?

Now that is a hard question. I like outdoor space. When I went to live in Germany in the early 1990's as there were very few jobs in Ireland, recycling the household daily waste was something new. I remember the only thing that went in the 'real' bin was waste food so it was a sloppy mess. (Today I would presume this goes to municipal composting.) The whole thing made sense and it just grew from there fed by the fact that I like growing. People as part of nature makes sense.

What are you working on, concerned by, or motivated by at the moment?

Getting to where we need to be faster: sustainable development with good quality of life for more.

What do you anticipate working on, or thinking about, in relation to environmental issues over the next 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years?

Demand side management of energy consumption domestically and in the IT aspects of business.

How optimistic or pessimistic are you as you look at where we might be in 2020, and why?

I think we will have made significant improvements but will still have a ways to go. There are lots of thing being done and to do. It is however already too late for the polar bears I am afaird. I think the next generation will be amazed at the ability to avoid this 'inconvenient truth'

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