Shaping North Ayrshire process
Serious matter for me and my young family and I am already doing what I can. Would appreciate the council implementing more!
This is the defining issue of our lifetime and we are the last generation that can do anything about it. Climate change is already affecting my short and long term plans on how I want to live my life. What would I do with food shortages? How equipped would I be if the supermarkets were bare? How can I reduce my environmental impact to the greatest degree? What we must realise is that our soil is depleted of nutrients, our pollinating insects have dramatically declined in numbers, our coastline is under threat. We must acknowledge the truth of what is happening . We have had 20 of the hottest years since we recorded temperature over the last 22 years and things are starting to accelerate quickly as we enter some dangerous feedback looks like the methane being released from the melting Ice. All predictions this far have completely underestimated what is now being recorded. We have already breached estimates for 2050.
My biggest concern in life. In this country we are starting to see the effects on weather, but the biggest effects will be in my children's lifetime and that is terrifying.
It’s very serious and it might impact me if the waters rise
Not everyone is taking this seriously it is the usual pattern someone else's problem nothing to do with me . We don't have to do big things but we can all do the small things , more use of public transport , car sharing , no cars allowed on the road with only one person in it , no car is allowed to run the engine while parked penalties should be introduced.
It is a serious issue. With climate change we can see our weather changing dramatically; more rain, hurricanes, higher temperatures, snow, wild fires. We are all seeing these, though unless individually impacted then we are not appreciating the magnitude climate change is having.
What could you do to help
This really is 'the' issue, it might sound clichéd but we are basically living on a tiny island in space - there is currently no where else to go - if we don't get this sorted out, the implications globally are huge. right now we don't really notice too much in our day to day living, it is not really impacting on us directly, so the other day to day issues take precedent. It almost feels like an underlying disease that we don't really notice that is creeping up but because we feel no direct symptoms, we kind of pay it lip service.
Climate change is a very serious issue and it is quite clear that it is already changing our world. So many extremes hitting the headlines is quite frightening.
Very serious, already we are seeing big differences in our seasons as well as seeing a huge changes with tides being much higher, living in a coastal town it worries me.
Except we're not seeing big changes in our seasons, are we? Or huge tides. I mean have you even looked at the data??
Yes, there is an abundance of data on how our climate is already being affected. With 20 of the hottest yeats on record ever all being reported within the last 22 years it's absolutely irrefutable now. Things are snowballing fast now but already from history we can say:
Over the past 43 years, significant trends have been identified in Scotland for instance.
• average rainfall has increased by 21%;
• maximum temperatures have increased on average by 1.21°C;
• the number of heat waves is up by 6 days; and
• snow days have decreased by 32%.
It’s such a serious issue. With rainfall reaching record breaking levels across the country, including Ayrshire