What is the UK doing about Climate Change?: Nottingham Declaration

In the UK we are decided that climate change is an issue worth dealing with. With countless world leading scientists based here delivering top research to further validate the expanding evidence.

So now the facts are decided its time for the policy makers to do something about it and that means politicians…. never the fastest of movers unless they are saving their own skin.

While the UNFCCC attempts to get all parties to agree on a global emissions reduction policy other work has been going to prepare for such an agreement. In the England one of the most significant statements has been made by local authorities  and comes in the form of the Nottingham Declaration.

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Major players in climate change: IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the single most important organisation for the assessment of climate change but who are they and what do they actually do?

The IPCC is a body established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to “provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences”. Simple?

What they do is bring together experts in every single imaginable area of earth sciences and ask the question is the climate changing and if so what happens if it continues. Continue reading