Sunday, 15 February 2009

Climate change beyond anything predicted

Following on from my previous post, this appeared on the BBC website today:

"The severity of global warming over the next century will be much worse than previously believed, a leading climate scientist has warned.

"Professor Chris Field, an author of a 2007 landmark report on climate change, said future temperatures "will be beyond anything" predicted."

Scary stuff, but while fear is a useful stimulus to action, we need action first and foremost. Action that is lacking at local, national and international levels. We simply have to stop digging the black stuff out of the ground. International agreements on targets are all very useful, as is ensuring equity of our global resources, but unless we stop digging and burning, we will start burning and digging.

And as for airport expansion being good for our children as proposed by in a letter to teh Kent on Sunday...

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