Some of have suggested things will be worse than that suggested, such as the total breakdown of the Gulf Stream, plunging the UK into another Ice Age. Kevin Anderson of the University of Manchester’s Tyndall Centre, spoke at a breakfast at the Rylands Library and spoke at Manchester’s Town Hall on the urgency of reducing our carbon emissions to prevent catastrophic climate change. Which I mention in an earlier post and that to me, the councillors, especially Richard Leese, the leader, did not appear that interested in.
It is also mentioned in this months Manchester Climate Monthly. There is a new research paper recently published that suggests scientist have consistently under-estimated the effects of climate change. And that things are a lot worse than it was ever thought. Though I feel, it is doubtful our politicians will change their attitudes and policies. No doubt, believing they will be okay because they are rich. They may soon find out, they ARE in it with US, and that they cannot eat or drink money: Why Climate Scientists Have Consistently UNDERestimated Key Global Warming Impacts | ThinkProgress.
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Hi Patrick,thanks for the shout out. I was reading the Brysse et al paper yesterday. Depressing reading,tbh. We have very little time now to get ready for the inevitable…
Thanks Marc, one of the things that used to hack me off with the Manchester Green Party. Was the fact that I kept urging them to push the message, that urgent was required to prevent catastrophic climate change. But they seem to think, I was being alarmist and something will happen? Another problem is some publications highlight Manchester as a City is doing something about climate change. The ‘Manchester – A Certain Future’ and establishing a Green Bank, are considered, taking concrete action? I thought reports were supposed to be based on facts, not hype?