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"...the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it."

Hear, hear Sir David!

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Nothing new here, but frightening to see some of the predictions for what we as a human race will do to cope with the change. Moving to the cities and living in high rises with the air on constantly and the buildings coated in heat resistant materials... yep... that's going to really help keep the CO2 levels down and the cities habitable...

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''The foundation stone of everything is to ensure that you've got an adequate amount of high-quality habitat for a species. And if you don't have that, then nothing else you try is going to work.'' So true and until people accept that beautiful creatures such as the Leadbeater's possum will have no chance. Clearing of fire breaks and salvage logging in areas around Leadbeater's habitat have prevented free movement and breeding between groups. Sometimes, the best thing we can do is just keep the hell out.

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Don't read this if you're depressed? I wasn't until I'd read it! Seriously, my top 5 tips: 1) move OUT of the city now. Reduce the pollution, the urban heat sink effect, CO2 emissions, the water issues... grow your own food and become as self-sufficient as possible 2) DO teach your children to love wide open spaces and nature. Teach them the importance of looking after the soil, living with nature instead of subduing it. A greater understanding and respect for nature would only benefit us. 3) Get out and enjoy life. Meet people, talk to them, foster a passion for life and sustainable living. Encourage in them the desire to watch, listen and act to create positive solutions to the climate change problem 4) Learn that satisfaction comes from within. From doing what is right by the people and world around you. 5) Reduce your carbon footprint wherever possible. Go solar. Get a windmill. Utilise water power if you can. Build a house that's sustainable, energy efficient and surrounded by what you need to live happily so you do not need to travel.

Do these things NOW and you won't need to prepare yourself to accept the inevitable, because it won't be inevitable.

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I'm not sure whether to be impressed about their ingenuity and adaptation, or horrified that this is all they have to work with...

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Hardly a surprise really. I used to have uncontrollable sneezing fits every time I had to go into the city for work and would be blowing black gunk out of my nose for days afterwards. The headaches were also unpleasant. A huge reduction in traffic is required, but also legislation to increase the number of green spaces, particularly in new developments, would help to clean the air.  And why is it that BBC doesn't have a G+ button?!

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Want to know why I don't use pesticides and buy organic produce wherever possible? Read this document and then consider the impact on your children's health of your annual spraying of aphids, scale insects and worse... those automatic insecticide foggers you have in your home, spraying little doses of poison into your air and your children's lungs...
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