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'New era of climate change reality' as emissions hit symbolic threshold

CO2 in the atmosphere is expected to be above 400 parts per million on average over 2016 and will not dip below that mark for generations, UN says

The WMO predicts carbon dioxide concentrations will stay above the symbolic 400ppm for the whole of 2016 and reach new highs. Photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

The WMO predicts carbon dioxide concentrations will stay above the symbolic 400ppm for the whole of 2016 and reach new highs. Photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

Published on The Guardian website on the 24th October 2016

 

The world is in a new era of “climate change reality”, with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reaching a symbolic threshold which it will not fall below for many generations, scientists have said.

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Havant & District Horticultural Society talk about Costa Rica

Wind Turbines on a Wind Farm, Australia

Havant & District Horticultural Society are hosting an interesting talk by Alan Martin about Costa Rica, including an eco tour where 99% of energy needs are met from renewable sources.

 

Time
7.30pm

Date
26th October 2016

Entrance Fee
£2.00

Location
Havant United Reformed Church Hall
Elm Lane
PO9 1PP

Criticisms of South Downs oil drilling application intensify

Site at Markwells Wood

Site at Markwells Wood

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 20th October 2016

Story by
Danny Randon

 

A BID to drill for oil in the South Downs National Park has come under fire.

Environmentalists have accused United Kingdom Oil & Gas Investments PLC of not disclosing enough information regarding the chemicals in the extraction process.

The investment firm has applied to the South Downs National Park Authority for 20 years of oil extraction at Markwells Wood, Forestside, near Rowlands Castle.

Campaigners say UKOG has been unclear about who would be responsible for the clean-up of the site if there was a pollution accident.

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