Monthly Archives: October 2007

Rockall 1997 – No new oil

Rockall 1997 - No new oil

Rockall is the tip of a volcano, a micro-continent far out in the North Atlantic, a rock 20 metres high in an ocean that sometimes has waves that big.

In 1997 we lived there for 42 days in a climate protest; watch the slideshow, it’s worth two minutes, and/or read on for more.  Almost nobody understood climate protest then. Continue reading

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Carbon Logic explained

In 1997, the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that we could ‘afford’ to burn a limited amount of fossil fuels in the 21st century – burning more than 225 Gigatons of carbon would wreck the climate. We had to work to a “carbon budget”. The IPCC also pointed out that known, recoverable reserves of fossil fuels were much greater than this budget. The ten year old graph  tells the story.

Carbon logic

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Rockall 1997 the slideshow

Watch the slideshow, it’s worth two minutes