Climate Change

Confused about climate change? A small number of so-called climate deniers have been given disproportionate airtime, doing just enough to create the semblance of a balanced debate, and to suggest that we should doubt the veracity of climate change.

At Ealing Transition we are convinced of the arguments. But don’t take our word for it: here are some links to a number of (generally, rather conservative) groups who have unequivocally stated the urgency of action on climate change.

The Royal Society’s 2010 publication summarises the views of the most eminent scientists in the country.

http://royalsociety.org/policy/publications/2010/climate-change-summary-science/

The Meteorological Office has a comprehensive page at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate-change

The 2006 Stern Review says that the scientific evidence is now overwhelming: climate change is a serious global threat, and it demands an urgent global response.

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http:/www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/sternreview_index.htm

Lord Stern has since declared that he seriously underestimated the dangers

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/27/nicholas-stern-climate-change-davos

A talk given this year by Lord Stern sets out the urgency of the situation, and calls for a ‘new industrial revolution’

New research from Carbon Tracker and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE says that between 60-80% of coal, oil and gas reserves of publicly listed companies are ‘unburnable’ if the world is to have a chance of not exceeding global warming of 2°C

http://www.carbontracker.org/wastedcapital#

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Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Volume Comparison 1979-2012

Want to see the science? We’ve found that one of the best sources of unbiased scientific reporting, and, importantly, explanation at various levels, and discussion of the latest developments in Climate Science can be found at http://www.skepticalscience.com.

Ealing Transition believe that even if the probability of serious climate change were only 50%, the risks of doing nothing would be too great; we owe it to future generations to take action.

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