CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE DRIVE FOR SUSTAINABILITY. John Orr Environment Manager Anglian Region. Is the climate changing?.
CLIMATE CHANGEAND THE DRIVE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
“Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea level”
IPCC 4th Assessment Report
“…we have very little time left – indeed less than 100 months – in which to alter our behaviour drastically”. HRH The Prince of Wales 2009
A PERFECT STORM
By 2030 the demand for resources will create a crisis with dire consequences, Prof John Beddington said.
~ 9% p.a. reduction
Strong global warming observed since 1980
Adaptation – the scale of the challenge in the UK