Climate Top Tips
50 ideas for reducing your
greenhouse gas emissions
(National FoE website)
the ultimate threat
The earth has been warming
since the Ice Age at the pace of a snail.
But, since World War II, the
pace of change has become more like a cheetah!Climate change
threatens the very existence of the human species and all
The threats are well known, the main ones being:
Up to a million species could be driven to
extinction as soon as 2050 a
scientific study says. The study of six world regions suggested a quarter of
animals and plants living on the land could be forced into oblivion.
Melting of ice - especially
of Greenland and Antarctica, leading to a rise in sea levels and
widespread flooding which will create major upheaval for millions.
flooding in the UK
Thames Estuary levels are
rising and may be 25-50cm higher by 2050. This means we might need a new
to protect London from
Death & disease. Experts think that by 2050 there could be an
additional 10,000 cases of food poisoning, 3,000 deaths from heatstroke,
5,000 deaths from skin cancer and 2,000 cataracts every
year in the UK alone.