Climate Change

As you probably know, in December the UN is convening a World Summit to try to make a global agreement to hold back Climate Change.
 
The latest estimate from the UN itself is that the pledges already made by governments should, if they are kept, keep global warming at around 2.7C by the end of the century.
 
That is a step in the right direction. Climate models of the impact of a 4C increase, which is where we would be heading if we took no action, are catastrophic and terrifying.
 
Nevertheless, 2.7C is still above the 2C target that governments are supposed to be aiming for, and there is a growing consensus among scientists that the most we can get away with if we want to Earth to be a planet that can sustain an advanced civilisation with decent standards of living, is 1.5C.
 
So there is a lot to do.
 
Not least in the UK, where the government is cutting subsidies to renewable energy.
 
The immediate task is to keep the pressure on in the run up to the summit.
 
Attached below is a 
  • a power point on the issue which you could use off the peg or adapt to suit your class or assembly.
  • A "traffic light" poster for use in the classroom, your staff noticeboard and/or your street facing window at home if you like.
  • A copy of the resolution to NUT conference which we will be putting to the next meeting.
  • A poster for the 29 November demonstration in London, part of a worldwide series of demonstrations on the eve of the summit. Islington NUT will be there. Please come and join us. There's very little that's more important than this issue on this day.
 
This letter can be amended slightly and put out as a newsletter to parents if your Head agrees.   
We hope to see some of you at the meeting and/or on the demonstration. Whether you can make it or not, we hope that the materials attached will be useful and provoke some discussion in school.
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12 Nov 2015, 00:22
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12 Nov 2015, 00:22
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