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.
An article from John Broderick from the Tyndall Centre raising awareness that to combat Climate Change, we urgently need to reduce our energy consumption and how we use that energy. Something the Government and Manchester City Council do not seem to understand. Manchester City Council continue to let property developers build to the lower energy efficiency standards and ensure they include measure like rain water harvesting and grey water recycling. Walk around Manchester after midnight and see all the wasted energy from unnecessary lighting on, in buildings and outside them. The profusion of illuminated and automated advertising hoardings. And yet, the Council still talk about their ‘Manchester – A Certain Future’, without taking any real action.