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Green Deal

Climate Change

Climate Change

Climate change summary

Climate change represents one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats facing the planet.  It can be defined as the long-term change in average weather conditions, including temperature, precipitation and wind.

The most common cause of this is through the emissions of greenhouse gases from human activity.  The effects can already be seen through higher temperatures, rising sea levels, increased ocean acidity and ice melt.  These consequences are predicted to accelerate depending on the extent of continued greenhouse gas emissions.

Greenhouse gases are those that affect the atmosphere, acting as a blanket around the earth trapping in heat.  Carbon dioxide is the most significant greenhouse gas released by human activity and it produced through burning fossil fuels, some of the other gases include methane and nitrous oxide.

To avoid the possible implications of climate change the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calculations estimate that greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut by 80% at least by 2050.

MKM can offer technological solutions to aid the UK in reducing these greenhouse gas emissions.  These solutions can be highly-priced dependent on the complexity of them.  There are schemes in place to help finance these kinds of projects such as, Green Deal.