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Let The Diet Begin

The world is about to go on a carbon diet. It won't be easy — or cheap.


Nearly 200 countries across the world on Saturday approved a first-of-its-kind universal agreement to wean Earth off fossil fuels and slow global warming, patting themselves on the back for showing such resolve.


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On Sunday morning, like for many first-day dieters, the reality sets in. The numbers — like calorie limits and hours needed in the gym — are daunting.


More info-and what do you think of this agreement

Some scary comments on the article.

Better get a move on some are thinking.

Many of us do not fully understand how bad things are,or could be if things do not get moving fast.


In practice, world will have to emit nearly no greenhouse gases by 2070 to reach lesser climate goal



Better put this on.To show how things can be done.


5 Countries That Prove The World Does Not Need Fossil Fuels.



It clearly is a worrying situation.So for those that like a good read.And also trying to reassure myself that things will be done as quick as possible.

Fossil Fuel Phase Out.



Sounds like China needs to get stuck in and get moving rapidly.

In some places there you can hardly see your hands in front of your faces.

Breathing must be difficult at times and unhealthy.


Well there you are.A few articles from the Web, i really do not know that much about the problem but got a feeling many of us will soon know plenty.

I can not keep saying winter after winter well it is the jet stream,the direction of the wind that keeps giving us warm winters.

When i was young winters were winters,year after year.

Something is amiss.

Perhaps you can tell me,or say how you feel about this problem.


I hope the leaders are not speaking with Forked Tongues is all i can add.

And i suppose if they are serious Fracking has had it.


Scientists Say Fracking Makes Climate Change Worse, Not Better


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Even though sceptics dsagree there's a problem, for them I say using fossil fuels is the cost to our lungs breathing in the muck.



China etc can carry on and other countries have to cut back use now to balance the use by China and others, because they say we made money from coal and they want their chance. I s'pose that's where the carbon credits system kicks in.


India, expects to tripple it's carbon emissions over the next three years.


To me we could be operating as the five countries listed above, very farcical as if we were serious about it, eco homes could have been built years ago with mostly zero and zero energy bills.


Oh and why have they scrapped the green deal for people to insulate their homes and cuts in subsidies.


I wasn't impressed by this interview either http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35087059


2070 sounds a long way off to me for world leaders claiming to be tackling such an important issue.

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I'm a bit of a sceptic, I accept that there is an impact but I'm unconvinced as to the magnitude. I need to stake my claim in this as an earth sciences graduate so I'm cynical but willing to be convinced otherwise.


Over time the earth's climate has changed dramatically back and forth between hot and cold, tropical and polar so are these changes that we're sensing outside expected variation? Are they, in the terms of paleoclimate, statistically significant?


I've promised myself some time to do some more reading on it whilst I'm recovering from my surgery, but there's some interesting data here:



Although I accept and understand that it's difficult to find peer reviewed info for free online...




On a far less significant front, perhaps it's time for another 'scrappage scheme' this time for the most polluting vehicles with additional assistance for people trading in gas guzzlers for more eco-friendly vehicles. My car is a 2.5 litre monster that struggles to average 28mpg on extended runs, but I'm not in a financial position to change it just because of the fuel consumption...

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