Environment Speech References

Fiona Sinclair

This is a list of references use by Fiona to research her speech.

You will find her speech here.

Some references:-

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/27/climate-emergency-world-may-have-crossed-tipping-points

– `Tipping points are reached when particular impacts of global heating become unstoppable, such as the runaway loss of ice sheets or forests. In the past, extreme heating of 5C was thought necessary to pass tipping points, but the latest evidence suggests this could happen between 1C and 2C.`


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/03/climate-tipping-points-could-topple-like-dominoes-warn-scientists


https://esd.copernicus.org/articles/12/601/2021/

= Interacting tipping elements increase risk of climate domino effects under global warming

`These studied tipping elements were the Greenland Ice Sheet, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Amazon rainforest (see Figs. 1 and S3). `


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/02/europes-climate-warming-at-twice-rate-of-global-average-says-report


https://www.channel4.com/news/heatwave-climate-change-impact-playing-out-faster-than-predicted-says-michael-e-mann


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/19/day-of-40c-shocks-scientists-as-uk-heat-record-absolutely-obliterated



https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/01/is-carbon-capture-and-storage-really-a-silver-bullet-for-the-climate-crisis


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/mar/30/government-gambles-on-carbon-capture-and-storage-tech-despite-scientists-doubts

 – `Proposals under consideration include a potentially massive new field called Rosebank, which campaigning group Uplift said could receive an effective subsidy of £3.75bn under the windfall tax.`


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scots-favour-north-sea-drilling-over-importing-oil-and-gas-z2rs25dkr


https://www.scottishdailyexpress.co.uk/news/politics/out-touch-snp-told-scots-29002805


https://www.albaparty.org/salmond_backs_carbon_capture_as_key_to_oil_and_gas_development


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/20/richest-1-account-for-more-carbon-emissions-than-poorest-66-report-says


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2023/nov/20/the-great-carbon-divide-climate-chasm-rich-poor


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/20/twelve-billionaires-climate-emissions-jeff-bezos-bill-gates-elon-musk-carbon-divide


https://billmcguire.substack.com/p/how-could-the-uks-net-zero-plan-involve



https://www.stopcambo.org.uk/updates/5-myths-about-ending-new-oil-gas-production


https://www.thenational.scot/politics/23735412.must-unleash-financial-bounty-cambo-rosebank-fields/


https://www.thenational.scot/politics/23841939.roadmap-resilient-prosperous-scotland/#comments-anchor

 – `No company is prepared to underwrite a CCS project for the life of storage, leaving that risk to taxpayers.` 


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jul/30/radical-ways-to-fix-the-earth-are-they-magic-bullets-or-just-band-aids

 – “The number one priority that we have is to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources,” said Dr Greg Mutch of Newcastle University.

“That is going to be critical. After you have done that, then you think about capturing any carbon emissions from industrial plants that cannot operate without producing CO2.”


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/apr/01/new-oilfield-in-the-north-sea-would-blow-the-uks-carbon-budget