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Go Green Conference Richard Davies Presentation 30th January 2010


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Go Green Conference Richard Davies Presentation 30th January 2010

  1. 1. Richard Davies Director
  2. 2. Good Morning
  3. 3. .
  4. 4. Planet Earth Imagine that the 4.6 billion year age of planet earth is represented by a single year…… ……. year…….
  5. 5. NASA
  6. 6. The energy tri-lemma 1. Affordability 2. Reliability 3. Low Carbon
  7. 7. 1. Affordability
  8. 8. 2. Reliability
  9. 9. "Regardless of which route we choose, the world's current predicament limits our maneuvering room. We are experiencing a step-change in the growth rate of energy demand due to population growth and economic development, and Shell estimates that after 2015 supplies of easy-to-access oil and gas will no longer keep up with demand." Jeroen van der Veer, CEO Shell 28th January 2008
  10. 10. 3. Low Carbon
  11. 11. Activist versus Skeptic • The globe is warming! • The globe is not warming! • We’re the ones doing it! • It’s a natural cycle • It’s gonna be a catastrophe! • It’ll be harmless • Panic! The wolf is at the • Chill out. The wolf is not at the door door • This is the biggest threat in • No, this is the biggest hoax in human history! human history! • Waiting any longer would • Taking big action would be be too expensive too expensive • There is nothing more • There are tonnes of things worth spending our money more worth spending money on than this on than this • If we don’t take drastic • If we do take drastic action, action, the climate and the economy and everything everything in it is doomed! in it is doomed!
  12. 12. Action A B Global Warming Significant Little or No Action Now Action Now False True
  13. 13. 900 800 700 600 (carbon dioixde equivalent) million tonnes 500 400 Basket of greenhouse gases (CO2 equiv) Carbon Dioxide 300 200 100 0 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Source: AEA
  14. 14. 1950’s??
  15. 15. 1920’s??
  16. 16. 1900??
  17. 17. 1850??
  18. 18. What Climate Change Means for the District of Lichfield?
  19. 19. If all land ice melted
  20. 20. The Solutions
  21. 21. ‘They go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all powerful to be impotent. The era of procrastination, of soothing & baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.’
  22. 22. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
  23. 23. “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood... Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.” Daniel Hudson Burnham 1846-1912 “Search all the parks in all your cities; you'll find no statues of committees.” David Ogilvy 1911-1999
  24. 24. “What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” John Ruskin
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  26. 26. thank you