Climate change was one of the top three environmental issues facing Britons in 2019, our hottest decade and Climate Action is the theme for Earth Day 2020. A study in 2013 found that 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause. And suddenly, we have clearer skies and reduced carbon emissions because of the global lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Each and everyone one of us have and are still adding one drop at a time to this vast ocean of environmental disaster! One drop, every small action which seams inconsequential really, do slowly add up. Given the serious, widespread and long-lasting effects of our actions on the planet, any discussion on eco issues necessitates looking at not just 2020 but beyond.
Brexit! - Deal or No deal with the Environment?
The question that begs for an answer is:
Could Brexit mean an exit of environmental policies or will we now have the autonomy to set our own laws and targets?
In the curfuffle over deal and no deal, the environment has but, just been forgotten! An extension to Brexit has been granted in principle by the EU negotiators, but things are still up in the air!
We have witnessed unprecedented weather conditions, such as the hottest July this year, caused by our actions and the resulting global warming. There are currently seven and half billion people on the planet and by 2050 there will be an extra two billion people to feed! Aside from cutting carbon emissions from cars, factories and power plants, one other major piece of the whole pie is our food supply and consumption. Our diet is among lifestyle changes urgently needed if developed nations are to have a hope of meeting targets for reduced carbon emissions and a reduction to global temperatures.
Food Supply and Climate Change
What are You Putting on Your Plate?
We had the hottest July this year on record for Europe, the effect of climate change and our actions. Often we hear of train delays and cancellations due to soaring temperatures or flooding. Such unprecedented weather conditions such as soaring temperatures, flooding, wildfires and storms are attributed to climate change caused by global warming. Food supply and consumption is one piece of the whole pie of actions that cause global warming
Eco -anxiety is on the rise, suggesting the seriousness of the issue and how important it is to implement changes, no matter how small to save the planet. We at Element have sustainability in our DNA, we have started and so should you!