News from #Derbyuk Climate Coalition: Shattered records show climate change is an emergency today, scientists warn

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News from Derby Climate Coalition

Ice and the Sky

Come and see this film, which is being shown at the Quad tomorrow evening, the 20th,  at 6.30 pm. Oscar winning director Luc Jacquet (March of The Penguins) brings to the screen the story of Claude Lorius who set out to study the icescapes of Antarctica in 1957. He tells of our planet’s history and our future – a future inextricably linked with mankind’s impact on our planet.

Derby Climate Coalition will introduce a post screening discussion after the film.

All our friends say the film is stunning!

The INEOS fun run 

In our last email we reported that INEOS, who are making preparations to frack in our region, are organising a “fun run” for kids in Derby.  WE got the date wrong!  We will let you know of any future events and Fun without Fracking protests. 

Shattered records show climate change is an emergency today, scientists warn

May was the 13th month in a row to break temperature records according to figures published this week that are the latest in 2016’s string of incredible climate records which scientists have described as a bombshell and an emergency.

The series of smashed global records, particularly the extraordinary heat in February and March, has provoked a stunned reaction from climate scientists, who are warning that climate change has reached unprecedented levels and is no longer only a threat for the future.

Alongside the soaring temperatures, other records have tumbled around the world, from vanishing Arctic sea ice to a searing drought in India and thevast bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef. The UK has experienced record flooding that has devastated communities across the country and scientists predict that the flash floods seen by parts of the country in recent days will increase in future.

Read more from yesterday’s Guardian:  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/17/shattered-records-climate-change-emergency-today-scientists-warn

Date of next Steering Group meeting. 
All welcome. This is due to take place on Monday July 15, 5pm, the Council House, room 11.

Derby Climate Coalition

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