Climate Change

Declaring a Climate Crisis at Woodbridge High School, Redbridge

Across the UK awareness around climate change is growing and following recent school strikes and demonstrations some of our schools have declared a climate emergency and began to examine what they can do about the scale of crisis we face. In this piece we learn how one London secondary school has responded.

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The overwhelming majority of the scientific community acknowledge that addressing the climate crisis must become the defining issue of our time, and that on current trajectories there is little chance of meeting the Paris COP target of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees of preindustrial levels. Furthermore, “if we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us”. (UN general secretary Antonio Guterre, September 2018)

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