Whether you agree or disagree with Greta Thunberg's role and policies at the UN Climate Action Summit, it is becoming more and more apparent that everyone has a part to play in the global climate emergency. 

Agriculture and the rural industries have come under attack, but as they are those with the greatest vested interest in fixing the problems, with livelihoods and lives at stake across the globe, action is being taken: plans are being made and strategies devised, whether by indoor hydroponic farming or improved land management increasing carbon capture.

It is not enough, but it is a start. For example, SLE recently published its strategy for the Route to 2050.

Now industry and the public must come together to work with more urgency, finger pointing is not enough, action is required.  

You can understand why Greta and her followers consider the progress too slow when you realise that the words of Joni Mitchell's song Big Yellow Taxi were written in 1970, some 49 years ago: "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you got 'til it's gone; they paved paradise and put up a parking lot".