To quote from Avaaz “World leaders at the UN climate talks have just set a landmark goal that can save everything we love! ” To see the full Avaaz announcement click We did it! — A turning point in human history
“The dress will digitally display data which will show the impact of climate change on our physical world. It will show our planet as it will be, if we do nothing. The dress has been developed in partnership with the interactive creative agency Holition, and the data has been extracted from a major study of the global risks of future shifts in ecosystems due to climate.”
The installation encourages people to use social media to “start to make sense of what climate change means to us… ” Click here to join in “How One Person Can Make a Difference“.
The Highgate Neighbourhood Forum (HNF) has set up ‘Community Action Groups’ to work on topics such as volunteering and to support cycling, and one group is called ‘Community Energy’.
The group met in July to see if there was scope to set up a community scheme in Highgate, and one site that looked very hopeful for installing Solar PV panels was Camden’s Holly Lodge estate. This consists of 32 Blocks with flat roofs, typically suitable for 4kWp of solar PV panels each and one block already has a small installation. More
(added 4th Nov 2015) Carbon Brief reports on ‘Is the Antarctica gaining or losing ice‘ – based on data to 2008 and (added 19th Nov 2015) ‘Melting Antarctic ice sheets could add up to 30cm to sea levels by 2100‘ “The results suggest a most likely contribution from Antarctic glaciers to sea levels of 10cm by 2100, up to a maximum of 30cm.”
The talk in Sept 2015 discussed the ‘Antarctica Renewal of International Protocol 2041’ and the work of the 2041 organisation to ensure that the moratorium that protects the Antarctic continues past this date.
Charlie Drew is a young North Londoner who is to start his degree at Durham at the end of September. He has been involved in an inspiring project in the Antarctic.
2041 was founded by well-known polar explorer and environmental leader Robert Swan, OBE, the first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles. Swan has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica by the promotion of recycling, renewable energy and sustainability to combat the effects of climate change.