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Welcome to GlosCAN.org, the website of Gloucestershire Climate Action Network. You can follow us on Twitter: @GlosCAN

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‘What is climate change? A really simple guide’ from BBC news website, Jan 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24021772

The carbon clock is ticking

How much time remains until the Earth’s CO2 budget is used up? Click on the 1.5 deg C button at the top of the picture above (source – Mercator Research Institute) to see the estimates for how long we have left to avoid 1.5 deg C of warming.

Greta Thunberg: ‘You did not act in time’: speech to MPs, 23 April 2019

My name is Greta Thunberg. I am 16 years old. I come from Sweden. And I speak on behalf of future generations.

I know many of you don’t want to listen to us – you say we are just children. But we’re only repeating the message of the united climate science.

Many of you appear concerned that we are wasting valuable lesson time, but I assure you we will go back to school the moment you start listening to science and give us a future. Is that really too much to ask?

In the year 2030 I will be 26 years old. My little sister Beata will be 23. Just like many of your own children or grandchildren. That is a great age, we have been told. When you have all of your life ahead of you. But I am not so sure it will be that great for us.

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GlosCAN is a member of the Climate Coalition.

Read our page of National and international press articles on climate change.

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Quote from The Times: Public ‘unaware of enormous scale of action needed…’ 10 Nov 1989

‘The public was unaware of the enormous scale of action that was needed to tackle the threat to the world’s climate, Sir Ian Lloyd (Havant, Conservative), chairman of the select committee on energy, told MPs. Speaking in a Commons debate on world climate change and his committee’s report on the greenhouse effect, he said that keeping man’s tenancy on Earth might require a worldwide programme by which all previous endeavours, even in war and in putting a man on the moon, “will pale into insignificance.”’ The Times.

Quoted in Autogeddon by Heathcote Williams, 1991

Website header photo: Standish Woods, Gloucestershire, by Philip Booth

CO2 budget graphic at top of page: Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)