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Comment - Energy and Climate Change

Other views:

Government view

"The target of less than 2 degrees [is] at the very edge of what is possible in terms of the technological and economic implications. It also involves radical lifestyle changes, and dealing with that globally and in democracies is often very difficult ... On the current trajectory ... we are looking at a 3.5°C to 4°C rise in temperature, the consequences of which certainly would be devastating, and if anything the gap is widening".

Norman Lamb MP, Conservative Assistant whip, replying to the Energy and Climate Change debate on 20th December 2012.

Our council's view

"The most recent data presented in the UK Climate Change Projections 2009 suggest that by the 2080s, the UK will see an average temperature rise of between 3.9 and 4.2 degrees. In urban locations with higher densities and a tight urban fabric, it is likely that such increases in temperature [will be] intensified in comparison to more rural locations by a process known as Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)".

Enfield Council Development Management Document, 2012 draft para 9.1.43.

First published in the EGP members newsletter, February 2013

Published and promoted by Bill Linton for Enfield Green Party, both at 39A Fox Lane, London N13 4AJ