In April 2019 Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch successful moved that Randwick would become one of the world’s local Councils that recognises that there is a climate emergency.
Randwick Council’s residents are accustomed to view iconic Wedding Cake island of Coogee Beach. But will the Climate Emergency mean its eventual submergence as a tourist attraction?
Australia’s poor response to adverse climate change can be compared to other countries via the Climate Action Tracker site.
The following content is sourced from the background material to Councillor Veitch’s motion.
In the absence of policies global warming is expected, to reach 4.1 °C – 4.8 °C above pre-industrial by the end of the century.
The emissions that drive this warming are often called Baseline scenarios and are taken from the IPCC AR5 Working Group III. Current policies presently in place around the world are projected to reduce baseline emissions and result in about 3.3°C 1 warming above pre-industrial levels. Continue reading