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May 2014 Newsletter
A round up of news and views
EU Elections: What do the results mean for promoting the green agenda across Europe? Check out the political make up of the new European Parliament here...
Marlborough Rail Link - We now need your support! Click here... to find out more, view the old Great Western route and to register your support for our proposal to restore the railway line to Marlborough. Your comments will be passed on to Claire Perry M.P.
Green Deal update - Under the government's new incentive scheme, which is available starting next month, domestic energy customers can get:
Find out more here...
Communities' Market: The next one is on Sunday 1st June. We need more local food stalls! If you are a local vegetable producer or can produce traditional food products, please get in touch with Ellie: email@example.com You can try out a stall for 3 months @ just £10 per session, see the Communities' Market website...
Hope in a Changing Climate' - the solution is right under our feet. This is a short but inspiring film - illustrating how large, devastated environments can be restored. Success stories from Ethiopia, Rwanda and China prove that bringing large areas back from environmental ruin is possible, and the results are key to stabilising the earth's climate, reducing poverty and making sustainable agriculture a reality. Upstairs at The Bear, on Tuesday 3rd June at 8.00 pm (free entry). Hope to see you there.
Global CO2 levels rise: Geneva, 26 May 2014 (World Meterological Organisation) - For the first time, monthly concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere topped 400 parts per million (ppm) in April throughout the northern hemisphere. This threshold is of symbolic and scientific significance and reinforces evidence that the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities are responsible for the continuing increase in heat-trapping greenhouse gases warming our planet.
Since 2012, all monitoring stations in the Arctic have recorded average monthly CO2 concentrations in spring above 400 ppm, according to data received from Global Atmosphere Watch stations in Canada, the United States of America, Norway and Finland.
This trend has now spread to observing stations at lower latitudes. WMO’s global observing stations in Cape Verde, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Spain (Tenerife) and Switzerland all reported monthly mean concentrations above 400 ppm in both March and April. Read more...
The Transition Marlborough team
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