How can we act on the latest news on climate change?

By Ann Link, TTL.

Ideally, to keep within a 1.5 degree rise in global temperature, climate gas emissions should start to go down in the next year or two and be cut globally by 45% by 2030. Even this is not safe, as we are already seeing impacts at the present rise of one degree since pre-industrial times.

Christiana Figueres (ex-head of the IPCC) said on Radio 4 that her four actions are:

 

1. Reduce or eliminate meat consumption
2. Transport changes: more electric vehicles, shared vehicles and public transport
3. Be aware where savings are invested – for our local campaign see Divest East Sussex
4. Vote at all levels for political leaders who realise this is a shared responsibility and that we need action right now.

To that I would add: break the silence and talk to people about this. Even if you somehow don’t feel alarmed enough, it’s vital to make some changes and talk about them as George Monbiot says... Look at the Extinction Rebellion event in London on Saturday 17th November

The group 10:10 say: switch your energy supplier to a renewable provider (see illustration below)

Ovesco suggests looking at:

Our Power - they are working with a number of community energy groups
Good Energy
Ecotricity 
Coop Energy
Robin Hood