A guest blog by Finn Davison On October 11th, Dr John Grant and the Sheffield branch of Extinction Rebellion held a free, open-to-all, community climate talk at Hallam University. He urged attendees to take action and get involved with activism groups such as XR. In the wake of a never-before-seen 40 °C British summer, itContinue reading “Community Climate Talks in Sheffield hear scientist claim that business as usual will cause 3 billion people to move over the next 50 years.”
Category Archives: Flooding
Righting Climate Wrongs
A guest blog by Oliver Blensdorf As of last week, in Pakistan, one-third of districts have had to declare flood emergencies, leaving at least 10% of Pakistan’s land area actually under water. That’s equivalent to one-third of all the land in the whole United Kingdom. And Pakistan is not alone in such devastating experiences, asContinue reading ” Righting Climate Wrongs”
Frozen Planet 2
Did you see the first part of Frozen Planet 2? Adorable scenes of penguin chicks making their way to the sea for the first time and amazing drama as killer whales show their intelligence and guile by creating waves to topple a seal from its iceberg. But the scenes of enormous skyscrapers of ice calvingContinue reading “Frozen Planet 2”
The Impossible Rebellion
I spent three days with Extinction Rebellion in London. In the light of the IPCC report that issued a “code red” warning for humanity, the recent horrific weather events, some of which have been widely reported like the New York flooding, and others which have been largely ignored like the drought in Madagascar, the overwhelmingContinue reading “The Impossible Rebellion”
IPCC launch 6th Assessment Report
Today the IPCC launched their report. The IPCC press release is a good summary of the findings and here is an excellent report in the Guardian. “For the tipping points, it’s clear that every extra tonne of CO2 emitted today is pushing us into a minefield of feedback effects tomorrow,” says Prof Dave Reay, atContinue reading “IPCC launch 6th Assessment Report”
Extreme weather continues but the media are still not telling the truth.
This week we have seen further extreme flooding in Belgium, China, India, Panama and Russia. London is flooding as I write. The famine in Madagascar has been recognised as the first to be caused solely by global heating. The Greenland ice sheet is on the brink of a major tipping point. Scientists say it isContinue reading “Extreme weather continues but the media are still not telling the truth.”
What do West Ham, Southampton, Chelsea and Norwich City have in common?
(A letter to the Star and Telegraph) Football fans, what do West Ham, Southampton, Chelsea and Norwich City have in common? They are the 4 Premier League clubs who will be at risk of flooding every season within the next 3 decades. A report by the Rapid Transition Alliance found that a quarter of allContinue reading “What do West Ham, Southampton, Chelsea and Norwich City have in common?”
We must listen to Africa and Asia
As I write storm Ciara is causing chaos in Sheffield. Trees are down, Cineworld has had its doors blown through and local roads are flooded. Not very far away, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd have suffered severe flooding. Yet another example of the ever-increasing extreme weather the world is facing as a result of our overheatingContinue reading “We must listen to Africa and Asia”