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Climate change - twelve years to go?

(9 Posts)
AlieOxon Tue 04-Dec-18 12:17:25

You may not think much about it it yet, but it's getting SERIOUS

secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/cop24_100_clean_loc/?cWhgHib

silverlining48 Tue 04-Dec-18 14:12:50

Yes it is concerning, people are generally more aware now but whether what is being done is enough is another matter.
It’s in all our interests for this to be taken seriously.

notanan2 Tue 04-Dec-18 14:40:45

The "1%" are responsible for the lions share and they dont care they think their privilege will buffer them from catastrophe. There is very little difference the ordinary person can make (not a reason not to try)

notanan2 Tue 04-Dec-18 14:43:46

Generally it seems to me that the people who care the most are the people who can do the least about it.

The people who could afford to make a difference arent interested and are still taking cruises, flying long haul just for fun, and driving routes that have alternative transport.

Jalima1108 Tue 04-Dec-18 15:11:30

I saw something the other day, it could have been on Country File, about wetlands and peat bogs which was interesting; the sphagnum moss and other plants absorb and trap carbon.
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If countries still continue to use coal-fired power stations then we need to find measures to counteract the carbon, instead of chopping down swathes of forests etc.

We can do our little bit but the world has to work together to combat this.
www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/jan/31/world-carbon-dioxide-emissions-country-data-co2

Jalima1108 Tue 04-Dec-18 15:11:55

sorry, the other link didn't work:
www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/28/ultimate-bogs-how-saving-peatlands-could-help-save-the-planet

grannypauline Wed 05-Dec-18 22:53:42

There is MUCH MUCH more to this than the simplistic reports of the IPCC.

I KNOW it's all polarised into left and right, but it never should have. I think we must try and approach the subject as objectively as possible - get as much info as we can from both sides.

Have a look at this debate:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVXHaSqpsVg

AlieOxon Sun 09-Dec-18 18:07:47

And these comments....
www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-46496140/climate-change-why-are-governments-taking-so-long-to-take-action

Let's not let this thread lapse!

Elegran Sun 09-Dec-18 18:36:36

What on earth is wrong with hoping for the best but doing all within our power to guard against the worst?

If we spend too much time getting objective reports from everywhere we may have no time left, when and if it comes to the crunch, to do anything to reverse it.

There are two possibilities -

1) that the IPCC are right (even if they are simplistic) and in twelve years it will be too late.
2) The IPCC are wrong, and all will be well.

If the first possibility occurs, we will be up the creek without a paddle. Taking measures then will be no use.

If the second possibility occurs, there will be no problem and we can all relax, but taking measures to guard against it will have made the earth's atmosphere a nicer place to live.

Simples.