Bournemouth climate change activists have commented on recent plans by the BCP Council on climate strategy
Reports published late yesterday evening show that the decade just passed has hit record numbers.
The Met Office Hadley Centre, along with other research groups, concluded that the global temperature had risen by 1.05 C.
2019 specifically was recorded as the third warmest year according to records dating back to the 19th century.
Dr Colin Morice of Met Office Hadley Centre commented on their findings, saying: “Our collective global temperature figures agree that 2019 joins the other years from 2015 as the five warmest years on record.
“While we expect global mean temperatures to continue to rise in general, we don’t expect to see year-on-year increases because of the influence of natural variability in the climate system.”
This comes just after the BCP Council announced their plans to tackle climate change in the coming years.
The plan outlines various changes the council is going to make to help bring back carbon emissions.
BCP Council hopes to lower carbon emissions by 30% from 2016 – 2020
Stephen Stones, head of Technical and Sustainability, Organix Brands Ltd said “We believe a Sustainability Strategy that is delivering environmental benefit is key to attract new businesses, investors and talent to Bournemouth.
“Seeing the results since 2011 and the plan to 2020 makes us very proud and excited that Bournemouth is our home town.”
Angela Cooper, who works with East Dorset Friends of the Earth also commented on the plans.
“There’s a long way to go, They have come up with a plan of 153 points that they want addressed and they do need to work hard to hit that.
“A positive thing is that they are working with people outside the council to try and meet these targets, we’ve been working with them quite a bit.”