All the evidence for Climate Change recently updated and presented by Environmentalist Jerome Baddley at a meeting of Transition Belper on 1st September 2015
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2014- 481ppm, CO2 397ppm
US proposes to cut methane emissions from oil and gas extraction by 40-45% on 2012 by 2025
Shale gas stats
Of 136 year July 2015 hottest on record globally 0.81oC increase in land and sea temperatures
“Arctic sea ice is undergoing a striking, closely monitored, and highly publicized decline.”
....If global warming does soon melt all the Arctic sea ice, at least we can expect to get it back if we somehow manage to cool the planet back down again...
“Surface temperatures will remain approximately constant at elevated levels for many centuries after a complete cessation of net anthropogenic CO2 emissions” https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/AR5_SYR_FINAL_SPM.pdf
Russia adding four new combat brigades in the Arctic, building 13 new airfields, conducting long-range air patrols off Alaskan coast.
An assessment by the Navy's Task Force Climate Change determined rate of melting increased. Navy planners anticipate needing to operate there to a much greater extent by the middle of the 2020s instead of the 2030s
The world's seven billion people are appropriating 54 percent of all the accessible freshwater contained in rivers, lakes and underground aquifers. Source: WWAP
Preliminary IEA data indicate Global CO2 emissions from the energy sector stalled in 2014.
First time in 40 years, halt or reduction in emissions, not tied to an economic downturn.
While leading globally on the Climate Change Act, Conservatives rolled back 10 key programmes.
‘ increase in land and sea temperaturesThe size and performance of the UK Low Carbon Economy’
(2010-2013) March 2015.
“Given the importance of this area to UK arable agriculture this has national implications”
Food will be the greatest challenge, learn how to grow, support local and UK agriculture. Minimise waste.
Climate change and resulting water and food impacts, are already contributing to unrest and migration
Thank you increase in land and sea temperatures
Jerome Baddley CEnv MIEMA
Sustainability Services Manager