Youth Activist Fact Pack

On Friday, the 30th of June, facilitators from the Climate Fresk community assisted at the Extreme Hangout London event, delivered by Future Leaders Network.

This page holds some sources for some elements added by the facilitators during the day.

Points of Information

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, with a Global Warming Potential more than 80 times greater than that of carbon dioxide (CO2) during the 20 years after it is released into the atmosphere. [UNEP via EDF]

UK’s flying insects have declined by 60% in 20 years [Natural History Museum]

Spring-laying birds in the UK lay their eggs 3 weeks earlier on average. [BBC]

Historic heatwaves and what the European Commission Joint Research Centre has warned could be the worst drought in 500 years are devastating agriculture across Europe and having major consequences on the energy sector, including hydropower generation and power plant cooling systems. [Reuters]

Fossil fuel air pollution is responsible for 1 in 5 deaths worldwide. [UCL]