Tag Archives: Climate Change

Cows, coffee and COP 21

DESPITE A CANCELLED climate march, COP 21 in Paris has started strongly amid tight security. Countries are keen to show their commitment with 150 world leaders, such as Cameron, Obama and Merkel, turning up to show their support. Europe is putting waste high on the agenda, committing European countries to recycling 65% of their rubbish,…
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Temperatures to rise one degree

CLIMATE CHANGE triggered by temperatures warming by four degrees will put 5.9 million UK residents at risk from rising sea levels. A two-degree rise will threaten 3.9 million people. The findings, published by Climate Central, come as the UK’s Met Office also released new figures showing that global temperatures will likely rise more than one…
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Voluntary agreements won’t deliver food security

FOOD BUSINESSES want more regulation to help them tackle issues linked to sustainability, including food security.                   In their research for a new report, published today, WWF and the Food Ethics Council also discovered that voluntary approaches are seen as “lacking necessary urgency” and “an inefficient use…
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New study narrows the gap between climate models and reality

A NEW study led by a University of York scientist addresses an important question in climate science: how accurate are climate model projections?                       Climate models are used to estimate future global warming, and their accuracy can be checked against the actual global warming observed…
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Buildings and infrastructure ill-prepared for changing climate

THE RESILIANCE of transport networks, homes, hospitals and water supplies in England need to be enhanced to counter the more frequent and severe flooding and heatwaves that can be expected in future. This is the key finding of a new report by the government’s official adviser on preparing for climate change.        …
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Developed countries must stop exporting climate change

WWF HAS called on developed countries to clean up their act for good by immediately and publicly committing to end all forms of export credit support for coal. This call comes as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) meets to discuss - for the first time ever - potential standards for ensuring public…
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A new natural environment

RECENT STORMS have opened up opportunities to think creatively about living with environmental uncertainty, says Professor Robert Tregay. [caption id="attachment_12738" align="alignleft" width="300"] Professor Robert Tregay is a landscape and masterplanner, an environmental scientist and farmer, and chairman of LDA Design[/caption]                           Climate change…
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Climate Change to affect food security

THE UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its latest study reporting that the impact of climate change will be felt most keenly in Africa, South America and Asia predicting droughts, food shortages and a rise in diseases such as malaria.                        …
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Let’s take the lead on climate change

EXTREME WEATHER is an increasing threat to global food production but strong leadership was lacking from politicians at the UN climate conference. Foodservice now has a chance to set the agenda, says David Read.                           Few people get to experience what a farmer goes…
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