Dear Earth Environment – I know you are having a difficult time, what with us polluting the air and water, concreting chunks of countryside, poisoning pollinators, destroying wlldlife habitats, using up non-renewables, wasting energy  …. but some of us humans are trying to change things, and persuade others that you need more life support.

It should be straightforward, because if we lose you, it is also curtains for us, but some humans only think short-term, ignoring even their own future generations. Can you believe that?

So we’ll keep on making the case for you, old friend, and we do have some hope – the Climate Change Conference in Paris recently was pretty good. I’m working for you in Wales. Maybe we’ll both have a Happy New Year.   Vic