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Friends of the Earth Climate Change Campaign

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  1. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Friends of the EarthClimate Change Campaign

  2. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN “What is now plain is that the emission of greenhouse gases… is causing global warming at a rate that began as significant, has become alarming and is simply unsustainable in the long-term. And by long-term I do not mean centuries ahead. I mean within the lifetime of my children certainly; and possibly within my own. And by unsustainable, I do not mean a phenomenon causing problems of adjustment. I mean a challenge so far-reaching in its impact and irreversible in its destructive power that it alters radically human existence.” 14th September 2004 Blair says…

  3. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN 2005

  4. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Levels of Carbon Dioxide in atmosphere, 1000AD – present day = Carbon Dioxide Mann et al

  5. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Carbon Dioxide The Guardian

  6. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Carbon Dioxide Hadley Centre

  7. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Extreme weather BBC

  8. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Global temperature rise from five possible scenarios IPCC 2003’s heat waveto become normby middle ofthe century Extreme weather Hadley Centre

  9. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Sea levels are rising and forecast to rise by 50cm by 2080 Estimated 150 millionenvironmental refugeesdue to climate change 300 million withincreased malaria risk WHO estimates 160,000 die annually as a result of effects of climate change Global issue

  10. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Annual flood damagecould reach £25 billion 3.5 million could be athigh risk of flooding Local effects

  11. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Higher temperatureswill change habitats 1,000,000 species at risk of extinction Impacts already noticed in 2004 Wildlife at risk

  12. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN ‘Natural feedbacksystems’ couldspeed process ofclimate changefurther Natural feedback 1 Light coloured ice reflects back the Sun’s energy efficiently.2 Exposed land is darker coloured and absorbs more energy.3 As the ice melts, more land is exposed. This absorbs more heat, melting more ice. 4 The altitude of the melting ice is reduced so it becomes harder for new ice to form. BBC

  13. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Priority

  14. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Global agreement needed to tackleclimate change UK well placed to show leadership Need to talk andact tough International leadership

  15. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Unique opportunities in 2005 UK review of Climate Change programme UK Presidency of G8 and hosting G8 summit in July UK Presidency of EU UK leading EU negotiations at meeting of Kyoto Protocol 2005

  16. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN “What is now plain is that the emission of greenhouse gases… is causing global warming at a rate that began as significant, has become alarming and is simply unsustainable in the long-term. And by long-term I do not mean centuries ahead. I mean within the lifetime of my children certainly; and possibly within my own. And by unsustainable, I do not mean a phenomenon causing problems of adjustment. I mean a challenge so far-reaching in its impact and irreversible in its destructive power that it alters radically human existence.” Tony Blair, 14th September 2004 Talking tough

  17. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN UK cuts in greenhousegases Show internationalleadership UK cuts

  18. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Reduce emissions:3 per cent per every year Will take up to five years to pass the Bill Push for international action Prove that it can be done Parliamentary Bill

  19. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN “What we now want to hear much more about, including from people like Friends of the Earth, is how realistically and acceptably we can do better.” 8th December 2004Channel 4 News Proposals

  20. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Close down inefficient coal-fired power stations Tackle rising emissions from road transport and aviation Reduce the growth in demand for energy Shift energy production from fossil fuels to renewable and low -carbon fuels Local, regional and national levels Proposals

  21. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Support ofexisting supporters Raise public awareness and engage new audiences Directly-affectedcommunities Winning the campaign

  22. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Identifying and working with directly affected Build a coalition – ‘Climate Movement’ Friends of the EarthEurope &International Winning the campaign

  23. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Training day for new campaign in March Take messages to communities and influence key decision-makers Sign up! Local Groups – get involved

  24. CLIMATE CAMPAIGN Friends of the EarthClimate Change Campaign