WHAT THE LEADING SCIENTISTS ARE SAYING
In the Climate Change 2007 Synthesis Report the IPCC have stated that
1. Warming of the climate is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice and rising global average sea level.
2. Most of the observed increase in the global average temperature since the mid 20th centaury is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic warming over the past 50 years over each continent (except Antarctica).
3. Altered frequencies and intensities of extreme weather, together with sea level rise, is expected to have mostly adverse effects on natural and human systems.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR US AND OUR REGION?
WHAT IS THE CITY OF BAYSWATER DOING ABOUT IT?
The City is working at a local and regional scale on this issue, which is the greatest long term environmental threat to the City. We must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to help reduce the severity of climate change that may occur. However, we must also plan to adapt to climate change that will occur due to past polluters.
The City is working in three main areas of climate change:
1. Reduction: - ACER and Green Reporting Platform
2. Adaptation: - Through the Future Proofing Project
3. Community - Engagement: Through the Solar Cities Program