Lightbulbs! About eight months ago I replaced the incandescent lightbulb in our hallway with another incandescent bulb I found in the hall cupboard. The other day it burnt out. Digging around in the hall cupboard again I actually found an energy-saving bulb to replace it with (and got Jason to do it actually, as he can actually reach the thing!)
Anyway, my point is of course, when your incandescent bulbs blow out, replace them with energy-saving bulbs! Use up the ones you still have though as there’s no point creating extra landfill before you need to. Also, should your energy-saving bulbs ever blow out, make sure you dispose of them safely.
I watched an interesting program the other night on the BBC, called Earth: Climate Wars, which examined both sides of the climate change debate. It went into all of the arguments by sceptics that climate change is either a) not happening at all or b) not caused by human activity. I was really surprised by the strength of my reaction to this – I really, really wanted the sceptics to be right. I wanted to be convinced by the arguments, so I would stop having to worry about flying, or buying too much stuff, or buying energy saving light bulbs. Unfortunately, attractive as the arguments were, they were soundly demolished. The next episode focuses on what we can actually do about it, and I will be watching with interest.