Still Time to Avert Disaster But the film is not without hope and Sir David says that if dramatic action is taken over the next decade then the rise in temperatures can be limited to just 1.5C this century. The technology is already there as is shown by the rapid growth of renewable energy. Wind power is now as cheap to produce as fossil fuels and technology has also been developed to remove and bury carbon dioxide underground. But the action that is required costs money and this will require political will decisive action from politicians. “This is the brave political decision that needs to be taken. Do we incur a small but not insignificant cost now, or do we wait and see the need to adapt. The economics are really clear on this, the costs of action are dwarfed by the costs of inaction,” said Chris Stark from the UK’s Committee on Climate Change.]]>

Edward Cowley