Greenrock: ‘Challenge Of Climate Change’

September 7, 2017

Greenrock said they look forward to the 2017 Throne Speech ”with hope for a greater focus on renewable energy and sustainability,” saying that “in particular we hope that the challenge of climate change – the great challenge for Bermuda and humanity for the 21st Century, is front and center.”

Greenrock Bermuda TC Septmber 7 2017

The environmental organisation said, “For this Throne Speech, our wish list is to see the following:

  • A strong focus on the challenge of climate change for Bermuda.
  • Initiatives on energy equality.
  • Increasing/supporting the rate of renewable energy uptake in Bermuda [and a similar reduction of our dependence on imported fossil fuels that both leak hard currency out of Bermuda and contribute to climate change].
  • The start of phasing in hybrid and electric vehicles for the Government’s fleet of light vehicles.
  • The introduction of a charge on single-use bags.
  • A pilot project on mandatory recycling.
  • Consultation on a beverage container deposit system.

“This Throne Speech occurs in the wake of hurricane Harvey in the US southwest and hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and Florida – and with the looming threat of hurricane Jose,” Greenrock continued.

“Rising sea levels caused by climate change increase the severity of storm surge and resulting property damage and potential for loss of life and livelihood.

“Similarly, the warmer atmosphere holds more water vapour, leading to extreme rainfall events such as the record-shattering rainfall associated with Harvey.

“Warmer ocean waters help fuel hurricanes, increasing their potential intensity. It’s not possible to say that these hurricanes have been caused by climate change – but we can say with great confidence that climate change made their impact worse.

“Similarly we’re seeing massive flooding in parts of India not considered traditional monsoon areas – and during what is considered the drought season. Climate change models predicted this – and predict similar events to become more frequent and widespread.

“At the same time we have seen three of the hottest years since records began, with 2015, 2016 and now 2017 [to date]. In fact, 16 of the 17 hottest years on record have occurred since 2001. Global warming is now at levels not seen for 115,000 years.

“We can no longer deny the reality of climate change. Bermuda has a moral and economic imperative to address the impact of climate change on Bermuda and reduce our own contributions to it.

“Climate change will affect all aspects of Bermudian life – from our weather, our coral reefs, flora and fauna, the economy and public health. It is for this reason that we hope that the challenge of climate change features prominently in the upcoming Throne Speech.”

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  1. voltage says:

    I fear Energy Equality will receive the treatment and initiatives as Marriage Equality.

  2. imjustsayin says:

    WeatherAction is involved in the Global Warming/Climate Change debate
    where we point out that the world is now cooling not warming and there is no observational evidence in the thousands and millions of years of data that changes in CO2 have any observable effect on weather or climate in the real world.
    There are no scientists in the world who can produce such observational data and we challenge anyone reading this to send us such observational evidence from the real world or find someone who can and get them to produce it. There is only effect the other way, namely that ocean temperatures control average CO2 levels due to basic laws of physics about the soluability of CO2 gas in (sea) water. As they say ‘it’s the Sun you idiots”

  3. imjustsayin says:

    Temperatures drive CO2 levels in a number of circumstances (eg when the world exits ice-ages). CO2 has no observed net driving effect on temperatures. This fact is established from thousands of years of data which the ‘Global Warmers’ refuse to properly consider.

    b) World temperatures have been generally declining for about 10 years while CO2 is rising rapidly.

    c) Furthermore the period from the end of the last ice age 10,000 years ago to about 1,000 years ago was warmer than present (indeed Greenland is so named because it was warmer in Viking times), there was LESS ice in the Arctic and there was notably LESS CO2 than now.

    The UN Climate Committee – the IPCC – is deliberately ignoring or covering-up these facts which show in official data.

  4. imjustsayin says:

    What real science says is that there is a known connection between Sun spot cycles and Hurricanes. The elites throughout the ages have used the natural cycles to exploit the public to their advantage. Wake Up!

  5. Private Jet says:

    Climate change has occurred since the earth was formed. The science is NOT settled on the impact of significant human influence on climate change. Groups like Greenrock love preaching to people about climate change. Their platform is full of vague, feel-good, nonsense ideas that we MUST follow – despite zero evidence that any of them will slow or alter climate change. In fact, even if Bermuda followed all of the corn ball ideas of Greenrock, climate would continue to change…. The liberals love going hysterical and virtue signalling and this group is no different.

    • Bullseye says:

      They actually do not propose that they know of any solution and do not say that they know the exact cause. Please spend money and have faith in Gore. The richer he gets the better off we will all be.

  6. Kim Smith says:

    @private Jet – to what degree would you say that the massive increase in industrial and other human activity over the past couple hundred years has had an impact on/around the planet?

    • Bullseye says:

      What if without all the industrialization there might have been an ice age killing us all?

  7. imjustsayin says:

    There hasn’t been any significant global warming for over 17 years. The contribution of c02 to global warming is so small its like 0.005 percent. The scientists in order to be sure to get their grants from the elites cook the numbers. They have been caught doing so a few years ago in Russia. But you want here that from the Main Stream Media. Greenrock need to wake up.

  8. Sara says:

    You idiots arguing about climate change!!! Look around you fools! Regardless of what you think, the fact is that we are polluting the air, water, ground, overbuilding which affects drainage, decreasing green open space which helps keep people and environment healthy! So it doesn’t matter about climate change we need to make changes!!! Stop being so selfiah and start to CARE about stuff people!