Happy Friday friends!
Breathe in………..breathe out
“When you feel life out of focus, always return to basic of life…breathing. No breathe, no life!”
This was what the OG life coach and guru Mr. Miyagi said to the Karate Kid.
And he was dead right!
Happy Friday friends and welcome to this week’s blog celebrating Clean Air Day 2023. Clean Air Day is a powerful reminder that the air we breathe is not a limitless resource.
Air pollution is responsible for serious health risks and contributes to climate change.
But before the cynics and sceptics rear up with “here he goes again” let me just put some hard to comprehend facts up for you to ponder.
Last year, nearly 10,000 people died in London due to causes attributable to air pollution.
Last year, nearly 40,000 people died in the UK due to causes attributable to air pollution.
Last year 7 million people died globally due to causes attributable to air pollution.
To put that 7 million deaths in to perspective, that is more than the numbers of deaths from Malaria, TB and HIV in a year put together.
But, as always my budding environmentalists, you will know if you’ve read any of my previous blogs, I’m not here to spread doom and gloom far from it. Yes of course I’ll always start with the challenges but my over riding abundant passion is for the solutions.
Or as Indiana Jones once said, “ Yeh, I know this looks bad, but I think I can get us out of here alive”.
Clean Air day celebrates the call to action encouraging governments and people to roll up their sleeves and make a difference. And that is really happening right now.
Cleaner air quality will be driven by innovation, ground-breaking technology development, sustainable alternative fuels and smart city initiatives
The work we are doing at Syntech Biofuel is a prime example. Every litre of Syntech ASB (Advanced Smart Biofuel) that replaces standard diesel fossil fuel reduces greenhouse emissions by nearly 90%.
Boom! That is as environmentally sexy as it gets I promise you. And of course a giant kick in the nuts for air pollution!
So let’s take a deep breath of gratitude for the progress we’re making to leave a breath of fresh air for the generations to come.
This week’s tune by the way is, as always, a tenuous link to the subject but a fine banger, nonetheless. It’s “On a Clear Day” by Anthony Strong. Hit YouTube and give it a listen
One of my favourite views of London is from the General James Wolfe statue at the top of the hill by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park. I’ve marvelled at it in rain, mist and snow but in the words of the song, “On a clear day you can see forever and ever and ever and more.”
And you really can, here’s to more and more clear days!
Thanks for reading, Have a beautiful weekend.
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