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.
Monthly Archives: October 2007
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.