We believe that if we don’t take action now to cut our greenhouse gas emissions, climate change will devastate life on earth. Hundreds of millions of people, particularly the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, are already at severe risk of drought, floods, starvation, and disease. By the middle of the century, up to one third of land-based species could face extinction. Here, at home vast areas (including much of the South coast) could be under water. If we are to avoid catastrophic climate chaos, we need to cut our emissions of greenhouse gases, and keep the average global temperature from rising.
Choices made now and in the next five to ten years, by politicians and decision makers, will determine the extent of the devastation faced by future generations. It's an uphill fight as there's lots of money being poured into climate denial. We need pressure on Whitehall but also on councillors and key organizations here in Portsmouth. You just need to look at decisions on fracking to see that local interests and concern for the environment are being over-ridden by business concerns.
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