Daily Archives: July 13, 2016

Protect Scientists from Corporate Interference – Union of Concerned Scientists

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Protect Scientists from Corporate Interference

Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of the US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, is on the attack again. Backed by his fossil fuel allies, he is attempting to bully several nonprofit organizations and state attorneys general into ending efforts to hold ExxonMobil accountable for decades of climate science deception.

We need your help in standing up to these baseless attacks. Chairman Smith recently subpoenaed the Union of Concerned Scientists, several other nonprofit organizations, and state attorneys general demanding access to correspondence among related to investigations into ExxonMobil’s efforts to mislead shareholders and the public about climate change. His actions are a blatant attempt to intimidate us from doing our job by providing public officials with science and evidence to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for its deception on climate change, one of the world’s most pressing problems.

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Our purpose is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets and report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change.

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Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect – BBC News

By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst
12 July 2016

Climate change could have a domino effect on key infrastructure in the UK, government advisers have warned.

In a 2,000-page report, the Climate Change Committee says flooding will destroy bridges – wrecking electricity, gas and IT connections carried on them.

The committee also warns that poor farming means the most fertile soils will be badly degraded by mid-century.

And heat-related deaths among the elderly will triple to 7,000 a year by the 2050s as summer temperatures rise.

The UK is not prepared, the committee says, for the risks posed by climate change from flooding and changing coasts, heatwaves, water shortages, ecosystem damage and shocks to the global food system.

The projections are based on the supposition that governments keep promises made at the Paris climate conference to cut emissions – a pledge that is in doubt.

The committee says if emissions are allowed to spiral, London summer temperatures could hit 48C (118F) in an extreme scenario, although the advisers say they don’t expect that to happen.

The report from 80 authors is the most comprehensive yet on the potential impact of climate change on the UK.

‘Cascade of risks’

It identifies 60 risks and opportunities – many of them happening already as the climate has warmed.

Its conclusions on the inter-linking nature of threats to infrastructure is based on recent research.

The chairman of the committee’s adaptation sub-committee, Prof Sir John Krebs, told BBC News: “Infrastructure could be affected in a way that interacts.

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The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 has been released


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David Attenborough: ‘Climate Change – Britain Under Threat’


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Published on Dec 7, 2013

Documentary by Sir David Attenborough – Exploring impacts of Climate Change on UK. Like us https://www.facebook.com/CarbonControl Follow us https://twitter.com/CarbonControl

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 – Urgent priorities for the UK


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Published on Jul 11, 2016

This animation accompanies the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence Report. This report has been prepared for the UK Government by the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change.

http://www.theccc.org.uk/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017

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Lord Krebs sets out key findings of UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017


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Published on Jul 11, 2016

Lord Krebs, Chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change outlines the key risks and opportunities facing the UK from rising average global temperatures.

http://www.theccc.org.uk/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017

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