7 ideas to help with Climate Change. Oceans and Ice Post Event News
Friday night Tasmanian’s around Hobart got together in the cozy Rosny Barn for a breath taking show.The feature film Chasing Ice shows tangible proof that the climate is changing and provides further proof that human behaviour is the main contributor of the speed at which we are seeing changes in our climate.
Following the film Nathan Bindhoff of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) gave us a very honest insight on the long and unstable process that the IPCC has to follow to tell policy makers whats happening with climate change.
110 nations, or about 300 delegates from all over the world gather to agree on the wording and final bullets of a 14,000 page document that will become the Climate Change Summary for Policy makers.
What is not agreed is left out, I’m going to repeat that. What is not agreed is left out. As Nathan said, this is an “unstable process”.
But, its not all bad news. The IPCC agrees that human influence is “extremely likely” to be the dominant cause of climate change. Having that out of the way may have taken too many years but there is now “unequivocal” evidence.
Its up to individuals to make change. Governments take too long to agree that there is even a problem in the first place.
Here is a good example of an individual taking climate change into her own hands. Sue is a citizen scientist and active Southern Coastcare Association of Tasmania member. Sue and the volunteers with SCAT weed, replant, rehabilitate and survey the coast line and unite their community on their changing environment.
Sue’s advise was that as individuals we should get in the habit of using less whether it be electricity or water, plastics or petrol. And also get involved with our community by attending events like this one and joining groups like SCAT and Ocean Planet.
This event was a great success in raising awareness, providing practical ideas of changes we can make and in obtaining insight on the politics involved with climate change policy. Thank you to each of out speakers and all of our attendees. We are planning another showing in Glenorchy for early next year. If you haven’t signed up for our news just use the form on the top right of this page to do so.
Easy things you can do today to reduce your impact and combat climate change:
Take 5 minute or less in the shower
buy food grown as close to you as possible The Market Guide- Tasmania
Walk or ride a bicycle in your daily commute
reuse plastic creatively 9-creative-ideas-to-reuse-plastic-bottles
pick products that have less packaging
visit the tip shops before buying new items Recovery Shop – Glenorchy
sign petitions, attend rallies and engage with community groups like Ocean Planet Tasmania, Environment Tasmania and AYCC