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FoE Talk: Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority will be holding a talk about their sustainability work on the South coast.

Date
25th April 2017

Time
7.15pm

Location
The Wheelwright’s Arms
Emsworth Road
Havant
PO9 2SN

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows

A boat lies in the dry Cedro reservoir in Quixadá, Brazil. Climate change increases the risk of extreme weather events like drought. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Published on The Guardian website on the 21st March 2017
Story by Damian Carrington

The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

The WMO’s assessment of the climate in 2016, published on Tuesday, reports unprecedented heat across the globe, exceptionally low ice at both poles and surging sea-level rise.

Global warming is largely being driven by emissions from human activities, but a strong El Niño – a natural climate cycle – added to the heat in 2016. The El Niño is now waning, but the extremes continue to be seen, with temperature records tumbling in the US in February and polar heatwaves pushing ice cover to new lows.

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Group looks to make Fareham greener

Friends of the Earth hope to eradicate single-use plastics

 

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 14th March 2017


In the most recent newsletter from Gosports & Fareham Friends of the Earth, the group said that they are considering opening a campaign to make Fareham single-use plastic free.

Single-use plastics are plastics that are intended for just one use. These include bottles, cups, beakers, plates, spoons and disposable packaging.

The group say that this debris often ends up in the sea, killing fish, seabirds, turtles and marine mammals. The chemicals in this waste can also enter the human food chain.

Having already approached councillors in the region, Friends of the Earth is also looking to extend the campaign to high street retailers, in the hope of creating a greener, healthier environment for residents.

A spokesperson from Gosport and Fareham Friends of the Earth said: ‘We have written to councillors in Fareham and have received a positive response. Currently we are exploring alternatives to SUPs and will report back to interested councillors who will decide how to take this further.

‘We will write up our research into alternatives and then offer our proposals to Gosport Council.

‘Gosport and Fareham have good recycling facilities which take care of plastic bottles and some other plastics, but more needs to be done.

‘We need to draw attention to the fact that there is so much more than plastic bags that end up in our oceans, and we need to take action.’

For more information about what Gosport and Fareham Friends of the Eath have been doing, you can visit their website: gffoe.co.uk