The UN’s landmark scientific report has highlighted the damage that humans have already done to the planet and how this will very likely worsen.
This is real and affects us all but if we act now we can reduce the likelihood of climate catastrophe.
There is no time for delay and no room for excuses.
While the scale of the problem might seem insurmountable, individual actions can add up.
Sir David Attenborough said in his 2019 documentary Climate Change - The Facts that: “We’re running out of time but there is still hope.
“Every one of us has the power to make changes and make them now. Our wonderful natural world and the lives of our children and grandchildren, and all those who follow them, depend upon us doing so.”
A summary of the IPCC report is on the BBC website.
Two years ago we declared a climate emergency and we want to support residents to lead greener lives and help North Somerset become carbon neutral by 2030.
That’s only eight and a half years away so we need to start making changes now about the way we live our lives.
You can stay up-to-date with climate news and events in North Somerset by following the dedicated nature and climate Facebook page.
Here are some other events and initiatives taking place locally over the coming weeks…