Apr 16

Ice shelfThis past Sunday afternoon, the St. David’s congregation had a screening of Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth. One of the indicators of climate change is the disintegration of ice shelves in both Antarctica and the Arctic circle, including Greenland.

Just over a month ago, an area of ice the size of the Gold Coast disappeared into the Antarctic seas in just a few days.

A report from the National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado says:

Satellite imagery from the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder reveals that a 13,680 square kilometer (5,282 square mile) ice shelf has begun to collapse because of rapid climate change in a fast-warming region of Antarctica.


There are things that each and every one of us can do to make a difference to the problem of global warming. What follows is a simple list of 10 things to do, and for more information check out climatecrisis.

  1. Change a light globe (to energy efficient ones)
  2. Drive less
  3. Recycle more
  4. Check that your tyres are inflated properly
  5. Use less hot water
  6. Avoid over-packaged goods
  7. Adjust your thermostat (2 degrees warmer for cooling, 2 degrees cooler for heating)
  8. Plant a tree
  9. Turn off electronic devices (standby mode uses significant power)
  10. Spread the word.

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