The next fourteen months are critical in the fight against climate change. Ahead of the 26th Conference of the Parties in Glasgow in 2020, this article proposes a roadmap for a successful UK presidency that will deliver greenhouse gas reduction commitments at the level needed to avoid dangerous levels of climate change.
Hoffman Centre 24th Sept 2019 read more »
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the UN’s clearing house for climate science. Yesterday it released its latest special report, an examination of how climate change is affecting the oceans and cryosphere — the frozen parts of the planet such as the ice caps, glaciers and permafrost. It asks the question of what will happen if greenhouse gas emissions do not fall rapidly. The answers it provides are sobering. The area of the Arctic covered by snow each summer is already shrinking by at least an eighth a decade. The oceans are being transformed, becoming more hostile to life as they lose oxygen and become more acidic. Sea-level rises are accelerating, and without emission cuts the ocean will have risen more than ten times faster by 2100 than it did in the 20th century. The report warns
Times 26th Sept 2019 read more »