Britain’s Meteorological Office says the world is on a path towards a potential increase in global temperatures of four degrees as early as 2060. If this occurs only about half a billion people out of 9 billion will survive, according to Professor Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change and adviser to the British government.
Kevin avoids flying, does not own a fridge or washing machine, uses the stairs to get to his 7thfloor office, and is conscious of his carbon emissions every time he turns on a light. His personal mission is to educate governments and the public of the need to cut emissions today, not put it off until 2030 or 2050. Carbon emissions are cumulative, and what we emit today will last for well over 100 years, hence his drive for immediate action. This world-class scientist tells it like it is: very serious.