Global Warming – what can we do in Whangarei?

If you are interested in information on climate change, the role of Antarctica, impacts on Whangarei and what you can do about it, please see my June 2017 school presentation.

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Fig: Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC, 2017)

Larsen C shelf is breaking off in Antarctica. The 5,800 skm iceshelf is three times the size of Tenerife. This is one of the biggest ice bergs starting to drift on the oceans and contributing to sea level rise & other climate impacts.

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Source: NOAA July 2017

Here are recommendations which all of us can do daily to mitigate our impact on the environment and climate:

Transport

Walk, cycle, electric transport vs. using a fossil fuel powered vehicle

Food

Grow, buy locally, non-treated food

Energy

Save energy, use locally produced renewable energy

See overview of NZ renewables & some future possibilities.

Pollution

Don’t pollute, reuse, recycle, clean up rubbish every time you see some

Educate

Upskill yourself, share with others, teach others; build better & healthier buildings

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If you like to discuss and/or comment, please contact us.

 

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