Renewable energy is a critical factor in reducing climate change: Houghton Monbiot debate at Prifysgol Aberystwyth Uni 15 April 2008

April 8, 2008 at 2:08 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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And now, a good debate for the Welsh contingent who may be able to attend this event at Aberystwyth University next Tuesday evening, 15 April 2008, starting at 7pm:

I first heard about this debate from the Western Mail (in the countryside and farming news!?), which says:

It will be chaired by Professor Chris Pollock, former Iger director, and will feature George Monbiot, the environmental journalist and author and Sir John Houghton, the climate scientist and former head of the Met Office.

Monbiot, now living in Machynlleth, claims that preventing two degrees of global warming — the stated aim of the British government and the European Union — requires the total cessation of greenhouse gas production.

He maintains the Government’s targets are completely out of line with its aims, and even these targets are likely to be missed as the Government gives permission for coal-burning power stations, roads and airports.

Sir John Houghton, who now lives in Aberdyfi and is one of the world’s top climatologists, says global warming leading to climate change is as great a threat to the world as weapons of mass destruction.

Bioenergy is seen by many as one way of tackling climate change. But some biofuels have been criticised as unsustainable and for competing with land for food.

and then found a poster and listing on the Bioenergy NoE events calendar.

I would be interested to hear how this debate goes, if you do attend, please!

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