2 Nov 2008

'How do we get back to climate safety?'

Thanks to Jo for sending me this, the science is getting quite scary if you ask me.

27th November, 7pm at Friends Meeting House, Euston

No screaming, no panic, no doom, no gloom. Just a short and simple summary of the latest climate science followed by a discussion of what we're going to do about it.

On Thursday 27th November 2008, The Public Interest Research Centre will launch the report "Climate Safety" at Friends Meeting House, Euston, London. A panel of speakers – Caroline Lucas, George Monbiot, Kevin Anderson, Jeremy Leggett and Tim Helweg-Larsen - will be discussing the question 'How do we get back to climate safety?'

With Arctic sea ice melting away faster than anyone had predicted, the climate seems more sensitive than almost anyone thought, placing us in the middle of a climate emergency that cannot be ignored or brushed aside.

'Climate Safety' gives a clear and simple summary of the latest science, and shows how our current handling of the problem has exposed us to serious and growing risks. The report delivers a clear message that to have any chance of maintaining a safe climate, we must rapidly decarbonise our society, preserve global sinks, and address the problem with an unprecedented degree of seriousness.

"Climate Safety" warns that even our current policy response, a commitment to 80% carbon cuts by 2050, does not match up to the scale of the challenge. Join us to discuss finding a way to get beyond "politics-as-usual" and achieve a full, emergency response.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Get in the mood for this excellent-looking event by attending:

Is the Government failing us on climate change?

Public Meeting on Thursday 6th November
7.00 pm at the Friends House, 173 Euston Road (opposite Euston Station), London.

Speakers include:

George Monbiot Campaigning environmental author and journalist.
Zac Goldsmith Editor of the Ecologist magazine and environmental advisor to the Tory party.
Bob Crow General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT)
Ann Pettifor Strategic Director of Operation Noah, (www.operationnoah.org) Director Advocacy International and a founder of the Jubilee 2000 campaign.
Phil Thornhill National Coordinator, Campaign against Climate Change

See http://www.campaigncc.org/ for more details

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