SG Climate change bill, consultation closes on 23 April with legislation expected by the end of 2008.
3.4: potential to increase Scotland’s forested area
3.5: far greater proportion of our greenhouse gas emissions comes from our agriculture and land use (that UK avg.)
4.6: CO2 equivalent refers to warming over a 100 year period based on the absorbtion of the molecule and its residence time in the atmosphere.
4.8: “Climate change is already occurring and the consensus of scientific opinion is that it is being driven by the emissions resulting from human activities. ”
4.11: rise in temperature will lead to falling crop yields, significant decreases in water availability, altered ecosystems and rising intensity of extreme weather.
4.18: UK Climate Impacts Programme predicts: increases in annual average temperature; increases in 24 hour maximum temperatures; increase in length of growing season; wetter winters.
Sections 4.21 – 4.26 are concerned with adapting to the impacts of climate change…