Eco Eye, Series 14. Episode 2 ‘Global Community’ (2016)

Eco Eye 14.

12.01.2016

Episode Two: ‘Global Community’

In December 2015 communities and leaders from all over the world descended on Paris to make history and commit to a legally binding deal to limit carbon emissions. This first ever universal agreement on global climate change will aim to avoid dangerous climate change by attempting to limit global warming to below 2°.

The world has agreed to a framework that will see a very different future from the path we are on, one that will help us avoid the worst consequences of climate change and try to ensure a future for generations to come.

This will lead to challenges and changes to our lives and will have a huge impact on all societies, infrastructure and the way we all live in the future. These environmental challenges may seem daunting, and many fear that transitioning society away from fossil fuels may mean a return to the dark ages.

In this episode Duncan Stewart goes on a journey to find out how the global agreement in Paris to fight climate change will affect everything we do in the future and what this really means for us in Ireland.

Extended Interviews:

Click through the below playlist to see extended interviews with Jason Box, Kevin Anderson and Barry McMullin.

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See below for interesting reads on Glacial melting and Sea level rise:

Steve Cole, NASA. 2015. NASA zeroes in on ocean rise: How much? How soon?

Phys.org. 2015. Sea level rise will swallow Miami, New Orleans, study finds

Chris Mooney, Climate Desk. 2013. Humans Have Already Set in Motion 69 Feet of Sea Level Rise

Tia Ghose,  Live Science. 2015.  NASA: Rising Sea Levels More Dangerous Than Thought

Hansen et al. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2015. Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2C global warming is highly dangerous

Science Daily. 2015. Global sea levels have risen six meters or more with just slight global warming

Dutton et al. Science, 2015. Sea-level rise due to polar ice-sheet mass loss during past warm periods

Nick Stockton, Wired. 2015. Map shows where sea level rise will drown American cities

Climate Central. Surging Seas: Sea Level Rise Analysis.

The Guardian. 2015. Nasa: sea levels rising as a result of human-caused climate change – video