The Climate and Ecological Emergency the greatest challenges of our time. It threatens all alive today. We all must do our part to significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and halt loss of biodiversity.
Human activity has caused atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations to soar, with CO2 emissions rising to levels not seen for the past 3.6 million years.1, 2 Despite a short stall related to pandemic shutdowns, their concentrations have continued their relentless rise.2
Such gases trap energy - the equivalent of 5 Hiroshima Bombs every second. The result is massive energy gain by our oceans and atmosphere. Land surface and ocean temperatures, and sea levels, are rising and extreme weather events are becoming ever more frequent. The ice caps and permafrost are melting. With immediate severe and rapid impacts, such changes may now also continue to progress for millenia- even if emissions rapidly cease, and large-scale drawdown of these gases is implemented.1
These are matters of life and death. The time to act is now- and the Intensive Care Society is committed to doing so.
Our webinar series
In the lead up to the UN climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow at the end of October, we'll be running our Climate Change Urgency and Action webinar series, to help us understand what actions we can take to make a difference.
The programme will run across seven lunchtime sessions and will include presentations from outstanding speakers, all of whom are experts in their fields. You can find out more about each session below.
Each webinar will be recorded, so don't worry if you miss any, you can check back here for the recording after the event.