This week Climate Change - The Facts with David Attenborough aired on BBC. The one hour documentary examines and explains the facts of climate change. The current effects, the causes, the predictions and the solutions are all presented. In order to halt climate change warming at 1.5 degrees, we need to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 and get to net zero emissions by 2050. The programme describes what needs to be done by governments, industries and by us individuals. To meet the targets, everyone needs to work on not wasting food, avoiding air freighted food by buying local and reducing meat & dairy consumption (especially from ruminating cattle & sheep). We need to buy less physical products and make the things we have last longer, make our homes more energy efficient and stop burning fossil fuels.
If the targets are not met, sea levels will rise, ice lakes will melt and release huge amounts of trapped methane, temperatures will rise on land and in the oceans, and we risk activating irreversible tipping points which could turn rainforests into deserts or completely melt the ice at the poles. The documentary is so informative and a must watch in my view.