I AM pleased to see that we are being reminded of the consequences if we do not reduce our daily carbon emissions.

It has been suggested we should reduce the use of fossil fuels, eat less red meat, maybe even stop our bonfire nights and new year firework celebrations.

All very laudable but it’s not possible to reduce natural emissions which far exceed any we may be responsible for.

1 The bush fires in USA and Australia In 2011 produced more emissions than humans did over a two-three year period.

2. Mount Pinatubo in the Philipines in 1991 spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race has emitted in its years on earth.

3. The volcanic ash emitted in just four days from the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland has totally erased every single effort we humans have ever made and there are 200 active volcanoes on this planet every day.

By all means eat less red meat, walk instead of driving and turn down your heating but will that really solve the world problem with the UK producing about one per cent, Germany two per cent and the two great powers, USA and China, producing 43 per cent of all human created emissions.

I also hear the the world naturally has an 800-year global heating and cooling cycle. Are we still in the warming cycle?

So is this just a natural phenomenon or can we really do something to avoid an impending disaster?

Suggestions and answers please to our masters in Brussels !

Don Graham