The Future of Energy and the Environment, Future Energy Supply
Welcome to the Future of Energy and the Environment website. The world is warming faster than at any time in the last 10,000 years. The global average temperature will increase between 1.4°C to 5.8°C by 2100. An increase of 2°C would massively impact on coral reefs, arctic systems and local communities.
Global sea level has risen globally between 0.1 and 0.2 metres during the 20th century and could rise by almost a metre by 2100. 100 million more people will be flooded by end of century.
Sea-level rise will help result in about 40-50 per cent of the world's coastal wetlands being lost by the 2080s. Rising sea levels threaten entire nations on low-lying islands in the Pacific and Indian Oceans; the inhabitants of Tuvalu have had to be evacuated and sea level rise is causing coastal erosion in the Maldives.
Climate change could spark regional conflicts as millions of environmental refugees flee from floods and droughts, and food and water shortages. This figure could reach 150 million by the end of the century.
Economic and Energy Concerns
The economic costs of global warming are doubling every decade and the insurance industry puts the financial cost due to climate change at hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Just one example - the total cost to the global economy of losing half the world's coral reefs has been estimated at $140 billion.
Climate change affects the way we fuel our societies. Fossil fuel over-reliance has driven climate change, and though fossil fuels stores are dwindling, sustainable energy alternatives need to be found today. Give us a call and discover more about the future of the environment and our energy supply.
There are many different ways to fund energy efficiency improvements to your home such as improving insulation, heating or lighting. Some take the form of direct grant aid while others take the form of interest free loans.
With the deregulation of the gas and electricity companies it has become difficult to know how to choose which company provides the best service for you. Our guide can show you how to choose the company that suits you best. We can also give you information on electricity from clean, renewable sources, which don't lead to pollution normally associated with other power stations.
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has published a report which removes all doubt that climate change is due to human activity.
The study is the most comprehensive on the subject to date and significantly states human induced carbon emissions will almost certainly increase global temperature rise by up to 4 degrees C by the end of the century, and possibly 6.4 degrees.
This is far beyond the widely-accepted danger threshold of 2 deg.C, and will cause massive loss of life, species loss, humanitarian and economic catastrophe.
Climate change also affects the way we fuel our societies. Fossil fuel over-reliance has driven climate change, and though fossil fuels stores are dwindling, alternatives need to be found today. Get in touch with us to find out more about the future of the environment and our energy supply.
Together we are irresistible - together we count. Taking steps together we can do almost anything we choose. Just as we have polluted our world to the edge of climate chaos we also have the resources and knowledge to save it. It comes down to what we want, what we dream of. If we choose we can make our politicians take the action needed, and get them to help our scientists to research clean, sustainable forms of energy like solar power. Contact us if you would like more information about future energy supply.
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