Tag "Climate Change"

Demonstrators at a rally held to coincide with the Paris climate change conference. Local campaigners have welcomed the outcome of the gathering and say Guernsey should follow the lead of the 195 nations which backed an agreement to act. (Picture Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)

‘No excuse’ for island not to act on climate

A LOCAL climate change expert has said ‘Guernsey can have no excuses for inaction’, after the governments of all 195 member states of the United Nations gave their backing to a new climate change agreement in Paris on Saturday.

Eco-friendly action is needed now

ANOTHER record just broken for warmest November day ever. Sounds nice in theory, but look at it in the deeper context. Those severe and battering storms of 2013/14, was it all coincidence, along with the huge amounts of jellyfish seen in the summer?

‘Once in...’ coming all the sooner

AS GUERNSEY cleans up after the big tides and gales, some will be wondering whether the flooding is as a result of rising sea levels caused by climate change. The real risk arises, however, from storms where tidal surge, low pressure and wind direction coincide, leading to significant over-topping of flood defences, as happened yesterday.

‘Greener choices will cost’

ENERGY costs will have to rise if the island is serious about tackling climate change, according to Guernsey Electricity managing director Ian Watson.

Coastal defences may cost millions

REPAIRING the sea wall at Rocque Poisson is going to cost so much that Environment expects to have to take a report to the States to get the money.

Climate change: Guernsey's not immune

For years people viewed warnings about man-made global warming as unnecessary scaremongering, but the tide of opinion is turning. And Guernsey is not immune to its potentially catastrophic effects, warns Mark Windsor

Forum drew in converted

THE success of the island's first public forum on climate change needs to be put into perspective.

Joint BIC action on changing climate

RISING sea levels and more-frequent storms resulting from climate change could have a serious impact on Guernsey's economy, community and environment.