A St George’s House Consultation

Monday 2 to Tuesday 3 April 2012

The problem of how to reduce fossil fuel dependency can be neatly summarized
by the equation:

EC + R > NO ?

Where EC stands for Energy Conservation, R for renewables and NO for Nuclear Option. In scientific equations, the symbol > represents “greater than”. So the question posed is this: If governments world-wide want to solve the issue of climate change, should they spend the money on energy conservation and alternative sources of energy, or should they invest in nuclear power?

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Climate Change: The Problem

A St George’s House Consultation
Tuesday 27 to Wednesday 28 March 2012

For 20 years the world community has struggled to address the issue of climate change. Since 1990, the baseline year for the 1992 earth Summit in Rio and also the baseline year for the Kyoto Protocol, annual emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) have risen by almost half (49%). In addition the intergovernmental process, organized under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has broken down with an almost total failure to reach agreement in South Africa in December 2011. The political system has therefore failed and an altogether different approach is needed, one that is based not on politics but upon concerned individuals using science to protect the planet on which we all depend: Designated C6: A Coalition of Clued-up Citizens Concerned about Climate Change.