Climate Change

Tuesday, 4th, December, 2018

Climate Change - Fixing It

Are you worried by all the issues of the world climate change? Worried about the unstoppable crisis we are all approaching? Do you feel we really are all doomed? Don't be worried, it's being fixed.

This week the world's politicians, environmental activists and other concerned bodies meet in Poland to discuss and decide on the future of the world environment. But they are not the ones who will really fix it.

The real answer lies in the hands of talented scientists, engineers, designers, innovators and entrepreneurs around the world who are working day and night to fix it all.

The politicians and bureaucrats will make their grand announcements, but behind the scenes there are all the deals, compromises and smudges of ink on their great proclamations. Some will agree with the need for action, some will brush it aside as a nonsense or conspiracy of propaganda, or fake news as it's now called.

None of it matters to the engineers who are already building the solutions around the world.

Don't misunderstand. Some politicians will proclaim grand visions of the future and encourage us all to embrace that vision, but look where that led us when their chorus cried out the wonders of diesel engines decades ago and we were all encouraged, cajoled and bribed with tax benefits to buy, buy, buy diesel. Today they brush all that aside in their new song of electric cars, never mind the huge environmental effects of mining and processing rare metals around the world. They will not speak even a soft word for the limited mineral resources available for all the electric batteries we will need in their future vision, nor for the shorter lifespan of batteries (years) compared to combustion engines (decades).

Electric is the solution of the day, but not the only solution. You hear little of all the other innovations around the world. They are slowly, carefully making their way to resolving all the world's problems, hidden in the shadows and noise of the political stage shows.

This may sound like a simplistic statement, and I know there are thousands of complex details, financial, political, technical, scientific, that must be dealt with. That is why we must focus more on the answers and how to use them, not the problems and the obstacles they pose. There are ways of overcoming all the obstacles we seem to face today. So, when you read yet another outcry that the world is doomed, it isn't.  The future is going to be a lot brighter for everyone.

Michael Bond,
Designer of the Rumbler 505 Sport Tank

Background

Michael has designed the Rumbler 505 Sport Tank as a solution to air pollution in vehicle design through innovation in engine technology. The Rumbler 505 embodies a new high efficiency hybrid engine design that will reduce air pollution and fuel consumption by at least 20%. This is the first step in a progressive evolution planned over the next twenty years to solve the issues of air pollution from urban traffic.

Remember Tommy – Charity Appeal

Announcement: 7th, November, 2018.

Michael Bond, Founder of Rumbler has worked with British war veterans and their families to launch a new fundraising campaign. The campaign "Remember Tommy" aims to fill gaps in service and support to veterans.

After a conversation at the end of October 2018 with a local war veteran and discovering the tragic rate of suicide amongst your ex-service people, Michael was prompted to act and assemble the people for the campaign.  With the support of Manchester-based Galleon Studios Michael and a group of volunteer veterans and veterans' families have produced a new promotional film appealing for public support.

The campaign will focus on complementing existing services and helping fill gaps in service and support to veterans and their families.  In conversations during this process Michael discovered that one vital need was for a signposting service to network and link all other groups and make it as easy as possible for those in need to reach the support available for them.

The fundraising campaign and the finished film are to be found at: https://www.gofundme.com/remember-tommy.