Having spent countless hours photographing trains at the very same places that Peter visited on the Aire Valley line between Leeds and Skipton, his shots of Apperley Bridge station below and Shipley bottom remind me of my own reconnaissances with a camera all those years ago. Indeed I have only fond memories of train spotting in the s.
World Population Awareness Why Population Matters Having one fewer child is the most effective way an individual would have to fight climate change. The next best actions are selling your car, avoiding long flights, and eating a vegetarian diet, according to a study published in Environmental Research Letters.
These four actions reduce emissions many times more than things like recycling, using low energy light bulbs or drying washing on a line. Carbon emissions must fall to two tons of CO2 per person by to avoid severe global warming, but in the US and Australia emissions are currently 16 tons per person and in the UK seven tons.
Getting rid of a car saved 2.
The savings from switching to an electric car depend on how green electricity generation is, meaning big savings can be made in Australia but the savings in Belgium are six times lower. Switching your home energy supplier to a green energy company also varied, depending on whether the green energy displaces fossil fuel energy or not.
Nicholas said the low-impact actions, such as recycling, were still worth doing: But they are more of a beginning than an end.
They are certainly not sufficient to tackle the scale of the climate challenge that we face.
Emissions reduction needs to start now. The growing population will exacerbate problems of ill health, poverty, environmental degradation, unemployment and declining agricultural productivity. This requires re-alignment of policies, processes and systems and sharing of resources for coordinated actions.
Changing human habitation patterns, overgrazing, bio piracy, deforestation, pollution, unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and introduction of invasive as well as alien species are some of the changing environmental characteristics that are associated with extremely negative impacts of climate change.
United Nations Environment Programme Unep executive director Christopher Cox says heavy metals deposits discharged from industries into water bodies including Lake Victoria pose a health hazards to the populace who consume contaminated fish.
Experts also warned that huge chunks of forest cover have been transformed into farms leaving most land in the region bare. Poor farming methods lead to the deposition of nitrogen and phosphate fertilisers into the waters, one reason which has been blamed for the mushrooming of hyacinth and decline of fish in Lake Victoria.
The EAC, once endowed with natural resources, now struggles to sustain water supply, food security and agricultural productivity. Other than health, tourism and livestock production are also threatened, risking sources livelihoods.
Depletion of natural resources is to blame for poor health indicators and high levels of poverty, which is further compounded by the high dependent population ratio.
The average life expectancy at birth is 57 years for the region. Diseases such as tuberculosis malaria, typhoid and bilharzia are widespread while malnutrition is rife among children.
Access to healthcare services is hampered by inadequate and inaccessible medical facilities. A large number of children in East Africa often die due to starvation, malnutrition, diarrheal diseases and flooding, according to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Nutritional status is still a big challenge with prevalence of low birth weight being a leading cause of neonatal mortality.
This is as high as 7.This essay delves deeply into the origins of the Vietnam War, critiques U.S. justifications for intervention, examines the brutal conduct of the war, and discusses the antiwar movement, with a separate section on protest songs.
A new high speed rail network would transform the country’s economic geography. It would a direct link via the High Speed 1 line to the Channel Tunnel. to major regeneration programmes in Britain’s inner cities. New high speed links would enable the UK’s.
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Industry, Government Leaders Hail High Speed 1 as a Magnificent Engineering Achievement 07 September London, England High Speed 1 (HS1), the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, has today been hailed by industry and Government as a magnificent engineering achievement and .
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