Comment - Energy and Climate Change
"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)".
Development Management Document, 2012 draft
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