In 2019 the big issue was the Climate – the global emergency of cataclysmic change – now shoved off the political agenda due to a public health pandemic, Covid19.
“The background to what has become ‘our time’ is not only climate change, but massive shifts in sea level and the outlines of the continents.”
“We need to understand how resistant plants are to altered exposure to heat and cold, in order to understand biodiversity loss and to continue growing crops in changing climates.” Dr Lesley Lancaster
This topic will be explored at the next monthly OREF (Orkney Renewable Energy Forum) meeting on the 2nd of June at 7:30pm.
LEVEL, Local Electric Vehicle Energy Loop, is an 18-month project that begins in April 2020.
“The marine biosphere is clearly a very important active component in the Earth’s climate subsystem.”
“Naturally reared, climate friendly Scotch suckler bred beef needs to be differentiated from imports and dairy beef to give consumers a clear choice.” Jim Walker
New research suggests that global warming could have a huge impact on the life expectancy among cold-blooded species – that is, reptiles and amphibians.
“The global climate emergency is at the centre of our Programme for Government and we have already put in place the most ambitious climate legislation and targets of any country.”
Many European fish populations are on the move due to warming oceans and increasing numbers.