Climate Change could be irreversible from 2017


Owen Law - Writer

Apologies, its been a little while! Work, work, work…

Still, it seems like whilst I’ve been away from my blog some important developments have been taking place with regard to Climate Change. The IEA (International Energy Agency, part of the UN) has come out with a report stating that the window of opportunity regarding climate change is closing. And its closing very rapidly. 2017, to be precise.

As this recommended article states, the IEA isn’t exactly popular with the environmental lobby. However, its latest report states that, if we continue with current rates of fossil fuel consumption as they are, we will probably  start hitting the 450 ppm threshold in 2017 – a process that’ll take us up to 2035. This is the benchmark which is widely seen as the point of ‘no return.’ The end of the Holocene era. Doesn’t leave us very much time, does it? Really, the world should sit up and take notice!

Its from this time period forward that Dragon Line is set. Please, lets not make it real!

Until the next time…

Owen Law

Climate Change Irreversible by 2017, warns IEA – Care2

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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