Climate change page
From scientists to economists, activists to businessmen, politicians to campaigners, there is now universal consensus that Climate Change is perhaps the single greatest environmental challenge in our history.
* Our world is hotter than it has been in two thousand years
* All ten of the hottest years on record have occurred since 1990
* Already 150,000 people die each year as a result of climate change and the problem is getting worse. Floods in Mozambique, forest fires in Indonesia, hurricanes in Florida, storms in the UK – these are all exacerbated by climate change
Fossil fuel resources
Cheap oil has made possible much of what we take for granted. However many experts now agree that world oil production is reaching its peak and that the age of cheap oil is drawing to a close, a phenomenon known as ‘peak oil’. Oil and Gas Journal reports that;
* For every 6 barrels of oil we consume, we are only discovering one new one.
* Nearly all the world’s large oilfields are in decline
* World oil production reached its all time high in 2004, and has declined since
* It takes 10 calories of oil to put 1 calorie of food on our table