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  • 1. personal carbon rationing a practical approach to climate change The Wychwood Network Lectures
  • 2. the scientist, the politician and the economist
  • 3. scepticism is nutty: 600 scientists 113 governments 928 papers
  • 4. lord rees, president of the royal society
  • 5. positive feedback southern ocean permafrost albedo
  • 6. in our lifetimes: floods drought food deficit mass migrations
  • 7. alice’s lifetime: 95% of all life
  • 8. peak oil
  • 9. peak oil scenarios
  • 10. what about china?
  • 11. my son lives in sydney
  • 12. what can i do?
  • 13. contraction and convergence
  • 14. three steps: 1. agree a level 2. share it out 3. trade any surplus
  • 15. GLOBAL CO2 quot;CONTRACTIONquot; for 450 ppmv with 6 Region linear quot;CONVERGENCEquot; to Equal Per Capita by 2030 and population projections frozen from 2030 rce: GCI 6 tonnes carbon per capita USA Per Capita 4 OECD minus USA Per Capita Annex 1 (non-OECD) Per Capita 2 CHINA Per Capita INDIA Per Capita Rest of World Per Capita 0 Gigatonnes Carbon Gross Rest of World 8 INDIA CHINA Annex 1 (non-OECD) 4 OECD minus USA UNITED STATES 1860 2000 2140
  • 16. alternatives: taxation kyoto kyoto2
  • 17. case study: two adults two children two cars rural semi
  • 18. case study: heating electricity commuting holidays
  • 19. tomorrow: carbonrationing.org.uk thecarbonaccount.com
  • 20. sources: george monbiot mayer hillman mark lynas roger levett robert henson
  • 21. personal carbon rationing a practical approach to climate change The Wychwood Network Lectures