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How climate change is going to affect our environment

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Most climatologists believe that human activities are now elevating the natural greenhouse effect by increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels and changes in land use.

Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, act like a blanket, trapping heat in the earth’s atmosphere and therefore increasing the temperature. Observations of global average temperatures dating back to 1861 indicate a clear warming trend. In particular, since 1975, they show a sustained rise over the past three decades.

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Like Canute, we cannot turn the tide

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Following the autumn floods of 2000, the British Damage Management Association (BDMA) highlighted the Government’s emerging focus on flood prevention and identified what it termed the Canute Syndrome, insisting that attention must also be paid to dealing with the aftermath of floods.

The association pointed out that it would take many years to change the infrastructures that invite flooding and, no matter how good the preparation or defences, flooding would continue to occur for a variety of reasons; climate change, of course, is one of them.

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Don’t gamble your life on this killer

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Asbestos-related disease caused by past exposure to the fibrous mineral is currently responsible for up to 3,500 deaths a year, making it the country’s biggest work-related killer.

The current Control of Asbestos Regulations define how asbestos should be managed, and make it mandatory for only competent, trained and approved licensed contractors to remove asbestos as the killer substance is still present and still a threat.

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From Wales to Oz without a plane

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What does a dedicated climate activist do when asked to be a bridesmaid on the other side of the world?

Well, in the case of Barbara Haddrill (Babs), who works as a railway operator and biology expert at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in mid Wales, she just said “No worries, mate” and set off to find alternative overland transport to the big wedding in Australia.

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When it comes to quality they’re right in the frame

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altWith timber frame managers based in both England and Scotland, MKTS operates a construction management process that concentrates on delivering clients’ projects from concept to completion, backed up by the technical support from an in-house design team.

The company offers a number of levels of service, from erection of the structural timber frame only to first and second fix stages if requested by the customer.

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