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Updated Monday, 27th September 2010

Explore the personal side of climate change with Greg Bell's diary entry.

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Name: Greg Bell

What first triggered your interest in environmental issues?

My attention has always been on the 'green' side as long as I can remember, but over the last 5 years or so I started to read some of James Lovelocks works. This sparked a particular interest in Gaia theory and also the laissez faire approach of a very sceptical public.

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

It would seem we ( the human race) are approaching a tipping point in the environmental game. The endgame will be interesting to say the least, lets just say I work under the ethos of 'first up well dressed' let me learn 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?

I would love to be involved in helping environmental issues on a local scale, maybe even helping to break public apathy. But if I am going to be true to myself I think it would be to little to late, the only sure thing is that major change will happen and we had better be ready. I suspect that it will only be a technological escape route that will help us even though it will be a bitter pill for some to swallow.

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

Optimist or pessimist.. I suppose I am neither. I am optimistic that the human race will adapt to major change but I feel pessimistic about trying to get them there in a hurry.

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