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Graph IPCC Special Report 15 – Global warming of 1.5degC  16 October 2018

The IPCC SR15 was released on 8 October 2018 with the strong messages that we have only 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5 degC. “The report highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC, or more. For instance, by 2100, global …

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photo ICN Schools Summit  29 September 2018

It was my great pleasure to attend the InterClimate network (ICN) National Summit, on the 27 June. And it is great that the RCCP have been able to contribute towards the work of ICN, and helped to support the event. The day itself was fantastic…it did help that it was held at Portcullis House, and …

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Another Tawny Owl Survey requiring help (from your armchair)  23 September 2018

Can you spare 20 minutes a week during this Winter? The new Tawny Owl garden survey starting in October is asking people to listen out for tawny owls calling in the evening. no need to go out in the cold: surveying from a warm armchair with a glass of hot toddy in the hand is …

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Tawny Owl Surveying: help needed  12 August 2018

The British Trust for Ornithology is commencing two tawny owl surveys this summer to assess distribution. The first, the tawny owl point survey,  starts in August and asks people to adopt one of many 2 km squares selected across the country, stand in the centre on two nice evenings roughly one month apart, and estimate …

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photo Reading & Caversham flood scheme consultation  6 August 2018

  The Environment Agency has just finished a consultation on a proposed flood alleviation scheme for Reading and Caversham. This finished on the 26th July but you can view the plans here: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/thames/reading-and-caversham-flood-reduction-options/ If you scroll down to the bottom of the first page there are hyperlinks to the plans etc.   The website describes …

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icon Climate Just website  8 June 2018

“Climate Just is an information tool designed to help with the delivery of equitable responses to climate change at the local level. Its main focus is to assist the development of socially just responses to the impacts of extreme events, such as flooding and heatwaves, as well as supporting wider climate change adaptation. It also includes …

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poster Ground source heat pumps for Reading  11 November 2017

This ‘Reading Climate Forum’ event was held at on  20 November 2017, in the conference hall at RISC – 35 London Street, Reading.   Rayner Mayer (Sciotech) – explained the need for ground source heat pumps in Reading, and the opportunity we have to take advantage of the chalk that underlies the town. Chris Beales …

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