Climate change - its causes and effects
The future of the world and humanity hangs in the balance.
Destructive forces / effects
- Exploitation of non-renewables
- Heat, drought, floods
- Depopulation and migration
- Starvation and poverty
- Loss of biodiversity
Consumerism in rich countries
- Advertising and fashion
- Overconsumption and status
- Diet and meat production
Neoliberal economics / free market
- Growth mantra
- Turbo charged economies
- Concentration of power/privilege
- Huge corporations
- Inequality grows continually
- Encourages growth of populism
- Intensive agriculture
- Free markets under pressure
Available to tip the balance
- Public opinion especially the young
- Government policies
- International regulation
- International, National, Corporate & Individual investment
- Information, positive use of media, education
- Women’s education and economic involvement
- Localism – resource allocation, distribution of power
- Social media used to create collaboration
Science and technologyThe science behind climate change. UK met office
- New technologies support localism & enable efficiency
- Positive agricultural and industrial practices
- Renewables & Tidal power
- Clean energy
- Arctic warming
Social market philosophiesCharacteristics of the social market: Sweden
- Government active support
- Investment decisions guided by different criteria
- Reduced emphasis on growth
- Wider distribution of power
- Reduction in poverty & inequality
Local & personal actions
- Individual/collective behaviour
- Population control (women’s education)
- Uprisings & public opinion
- Miracle on Limerick Close - Mags Fortune
- Grow your own veg
- Community support - soup
- The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
- An organisation based in the United Kingdom that brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists to "research, assess and communicate from a distinct trans-disciplinary perspective, the options to mitigate, and the necessities to adapt to current climate change and continuing global warming, and to integrate these into the global, UK and local contexts of sustainable development".
- The London School of Economics (LSE)
- The LSE is located in central London. The LSE has more than 11,000 students, just under seventy percent of whom come from outside the UK, and 3,300 staff. It had an income of £415.1 million in 2018/19, of which £32.1 million was from research grants. One hundred and fifty-five nationalities are represented amongst the LSE's student body and the school has the second highest percentage of international students (70%) of all world universities. Despite its name, the school is organised into 25 academic departments and institutes which conduct teaching and research across a range of pure and applied social sciences.
- United States Geological Survey
- One of the world’s premier sources of science related to Climate change and Global Warming.
- Skeptical Science
- Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation
- Job One for Humanity
- Job One for Humanity is a non-profit organization with a new plan for how to prepare for, adapt to and survive the global warming extinction emergency.
- UK Met Office
- The UK's national meteorological service. Providing critical weather services and world-leading climate science
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