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Session 2:

Climate Change in North Essex


Friday 27th November
Wivenhoe House Hotel

Chair: Professor Jules Pretty OBE FRSB FRSA

Quick Quiz on Climate Change

Climate change can lead to


A. Species extinctions
B. Population
migrations
C. Changes in land
surface
D. Changes in ocean
circulation
E. All of the above

93%

2%
A.

3%
B.

0%
C.

2%
D.

E.

Sea level rise is driven by


A. Expansion of water
volume as oceans
warm
B. Melting glaciers
C. Melting of ice
sheets
D. All of the above

92%

8%
A.

0%
B.

0%
C.

D.

Climate change will impact....


A. Food production
B. Freshwater supplies
C. Coastal
infrastructure
D. Human welfare in
low-lying areas
E. Chocolate
F. All of the above

79%

5%

A.

2%
B.

4%

5%

5%

C.

D.

E.

F.

In North Essex, we expect to see...


A. The sun at midnight
B. Christmas a month
earlier
C. Increased flooding
D. Palm trees
E. Polar bears

95%

0%
A.

2%
B.

C.

2%

2%

D.

E.

AUDIENCE VOTING:
Major concerns & preferred solutions for
local & global impacts of climate change

I am....
A. Male
B. Female
C. Other

52%
44%

3%
A.

B.

C.

I am aged...
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.

Under 16
16-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
Over 64

61%

16%
10%
2%

2%

3%

A.

B.

C.

D.

7%

E.

F.

G.

My MP is....
A. Bernard Jenkin, Harwich
& North Essex
B. Mr Quince, Colchester
C. Mr Carswell, Clacton
D. Ms Patel, Witham
E. Mr Cleverly, Braintree
F. Other

73%

12%

10%
0%
A.

B.

C.

3%

2%

D.

E.

F.

How should flood risk be managed for wildlife?


Please pick one answer

A. Flood barriers
B. Canalise (straighten out)
or dredge rivers &
ditches
C. Re-meander rivers
D. Slow water flow by other
means
E. Do nothing

65%

27%

2%
A.

5%
0%
B.

C.

D.

E.

Considering wildlife, new homes should be built


Please pick up to three answers

A. In areas of lower
conservation value
B. With wildlife corridors
C. With Sustainable Urban
Drainage Systems
D. In small scale
developments
E. In cost-effective locations
F. All of the above
G. No differently to now

32%

24%

23%

11%
9%

1%
A.

B.

C.

D.

E.

1%
F.

G.

What should I do locally to help wildlife survive


climate change?
Please pick one answer

A. Comprehensive lifestyle
changes
B. Cut down on carbon
emissions
C. Support an organisation
that looks after wildlife
D. Do nothing

35%

32%

33%

0%
A.

B.

C.

D.

Flood Risk & Climate Change: What Should We Do?


Please pick up to two answers

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

Adapt to change
Build higher sea walls
Move out of flood plains
All of the above
Do Nothing

36%
28%
25%

11%

0%
A.

B.

C.

D.

E.

How can we best ensure homes will be fit for the


future?
Please pick one answer

A. Learn from other areas


with similar topography
& climate
B. Planning & building
regulations & legislation
C. Financial incentives for
developers
D. All of the above
E. Do nothing: leave it to
free market forces

43%
35%

18%

3%

A.

B.

C.

2%
D.

E.

How do we ensure our buildings are fit for purpose


in 40 years time?
Please pick up to three answers

A. Learn from other areas


with similar topography
& climate
B. Retrofit existing buildings
C. Improve building design
and construction of new
builds and renovation
D. All of the above
E. Do Nothing

62%

25%
12%
2%

0%
A.

B.

C.

D.

E.

To Reduce Impacts of Climate Change, the UK


Government Should
Please pick one answer

A. Commit to zero carbon


emissions by 2050
B. Invest in clean energy: solar,
wind, wave, tidal
C. Invest in removal of
greenhouse gases from the
atmosphere
D. Encourage other countries to
commit to global solutions
E. All of the above
F. Do nothing

73%

12%
3%
A.

10%
2%

B.

C.

0%
D.

E.

F.

Based on today, which of the following best applies


to you: Id like to
A.

B.

C.
D.
E.

Please pick one answer


Learn more about local
impacts and solutions on
climate change
Hear about how the
councils are managing
20%
climate change
16%
Hear about what our MP
does next
All of the above
Leave it to the UK
A.
B.
Government

44%

18%

2%
C.

D.

E.

Based on today, which of the following best


applies to you: Id like to
Please pick one answer

A. See changes at the


national level
B. See changes at the local &
county council level
C. Make changes to my
home
D. Make changes to my
lifestyle
E. All of the above
F. Do nothing

56%

27%

8%

7%
2%

A.

B.

C.

D.

0%
E.

F.

Based on today, which of the following best applies


to you: Id like to
Please pick one answer

A. See more about local


climate change in my local
paper
B. Lobby my MP
C. Tell others about the
issues & solutions
D. Organise another meeting
E. Do nothing

39%

27%

18%
14%

2%
A.

B.

C.

D.

E.

Thank You
These results will be shared in a meeting
report with Bernard & with you via email

Moving Forward
Prof. Jules Pretty OBE, FRSB, FRSA

To Learn More
The Royal Society publishes unbiased reviews on a variety
of topics; we have free copies of their reports on climate
change.
Please pick one up from the registration desk as you leave.

To Lobby the Government


The Peoples March on Climate Change:
Sunday 29th November
12pm, Park Lane, London
See: www.theclimatecoalition.org/

Thank You
Email: EssexClimate@gmail.com
Facebook.com/ClimateChangeEssex
Twitter @EssexClimate
#EssexClimate

To Learn More
The Royal Society publishes unbiased reviews on a variety
of topics; we have free copies of their reports on climate
change.
Please pick one up from the registration desk as you leave.

To Lobby the Government


The Peoples March on Climate Change:
Sunday 29th November
12pm, Park Lane, London
See: www.theclimatecoalition.org/