Archive for the ‘Climate Change’ Category

Evidence of climate change

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Changes in the atmosphere, the oceans and glaciers and ice caps now show unequivocally that the world is warming due to human activities, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in report released in November 2007.

The Synthesis Report (AR4) was published on Saturday 17 November 2007.

The report is a landmark with respect to the positive messages about the potential to deal with climate change both in the short and long term. It concluded the following:

• Warming of the climate system is unequivocal and the role of human activities in the observed changes is now clearer than ever. The world is already committed to further warming from past emissions alone.

• The net effect of greenhouse gases and aerosols due to human activities since the pre-industrial era is one of warming (+1.6 Wm-2). This is substantially greater than natural warming or cooling effects over the same period, due to solar changes and volcanoes. (more…)

Climate Change : Calculate-Avoid-Reduce-Offset

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the planet – and one everyone can do something about. We are changing the climate with our actions, especially through emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, which artificially warm the atmosphere of the earth. The effects of climate change include rising temperatures, higher sea levels, and more frequent extreme weather events such as floods. All of these are expected to become more severe. Future effects of climate change can be influenced by what is done now.

Green Shoots Media work in partnership with the Carbon Advice Group to help indivuals and organisations to become more informed about Green issues.  This article covers the background to climate change and the impact this could have on our everyday environment.

Calculate – Avoid – Reduce – Offset

Individuals are responsible for about 40 per cent of emissions in the UK, with energy use in the home, driving and air travel the biggest sources. Use the carbon calculator to work out how much carbon dioxide you create and we will show you simple, concrete ways to reduce your impact on the environment and how to offset your carbon footprint.

If everyone in the world lived like people in the UK, it’s estimated that three planets’ worth of resources would be needed to support us. The energy and materials wasted in the UK put pressure on the environment here and around the world.

Humanity’s demands exceed our planet’s capacity to sustain us. If you are an individual or a business, start by reducing your consumption and your carbon footprint today. Small steps can make a BIG difference.