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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.
It’s arguably the most important issue we face. In part this is because it drives other serious issues that affect us and will affect us in the future. For example, it will severely damage the economy, provision of public services, etc. because huge amounts of money are going to have to be spent dealing with the results of climate change (e.g. sea level rise, flooding, drought, population displacement, ill health during extreme winters and extreme summers). Furthermore, because of the reality of globalisation, the food shortages, population displacements and conflicts caused around the globe by climate change will also have a knock-on, detrimental effect on our economy.
The Council currently has an inappropriate fondness for targeting development at coastal sites – e.g. the former Shell site in Ardrossan, Irvine Harbour, the Ardeer Peninsula. These sites are predicted to be flooded annually within a generation and so are not suitable places for development. The combination of climate
Climate change is the most 'serious' existential threat facing humanity. Our project monitors the Clyde sea environment and changes are clear. The average and maximum sea temperature of Clyde has risen with species changes, distribution and abundance becoming more apparent. In 2019 there were harmful algal blooms across the Clyde. All the fish farms in Loch Fyne have ceased production in part because of effect of water temperature and eutrophication.
Climate change is extremely Dangerous. There has been wildfires and heatwave spreading across Europe, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent , more intense and more damaging. With global temperature rise, warming oceans ,shrinking ice sheets, Glacial retreats, Decreased snow cover, sea level rise, declining Arctic sea ice and ocean acidification
During the summer of 2019 June and July were the hottest on record, with Edinburgh recording its highest ever temperature. The Arctic experienced its worst ever wildfires, with smoke plumes visible from space. In China, floods led to 61 deaths, 9300 homes destroyed, and 356,000 people being evacuated. And most recently you have the Brushfires in Australia with nearly 500 animals killed.
With out appropriate action it will continue to get worse threatening life on earth as we know it. - Ross Collins Ayrshire Greens
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%.
Did you see the news articles about islands disappearing due to rising sea levels. This may not have been in Scotland, but a) does it not matter if it's someone else who is suffering and b) do you really think this does not have any impact on Scotland.
It’s such a serious issue. With rainfall reaching record breaking levels across the country, including Ayrshire
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 serious, need to get the next generation on board and investigate external funding, research in area to investigate rising sea levels, risk of flooding.
Climate change is a serious concerns, Local Authority’s must look at ways to increase external funding to tackle rising sea levels, flood defenses.
Climate change is a very serious issue. It is affecting us living in North Ayrshire - more flooding / extreme weather and the scientific evidence shows that things will get worse in the future if we don't do something now