P148 Teletext 148 Nov 6 21:01:03          ————————————————————————————   THE HEAT IS ON   Buenos Aires in Argentina is currently a hotbed of environmental activity. Representatives from 180 countries — some 4,000 civil servants — are currently involved in a huge climate conference on the planet's future. As storms hit America, and floods are causing havoc in the UK, the timing of the conference was perfect to make the point — the climate is changing. ——————————————————————————————————1/5—— Voidiness 482 Cosmic News 481 CHECK OUT YOUR LOVE STARS p418 Write It! Fun&Games Cage Green
P148 Teletext 148 Nov 6 21:00:00          ————————————————————————————   THE HEAT IS ON   Environmental Minister Michael Meacher was appalled at the potential damage the planet will encounter as new global warming predictions were announced. "By 2050 tropical forests will be dying off in parts of northern Brazil and tropical grasslands will be transformed into deserts," he said. "We need to act or our descendants will wonder why, in the face of such evidence, we failed to do so." ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— It's Your Life! 410 Planet Sound 480 CHECK OUT YOUR LOVE STARS p418 Write It! Fun&Games Cage Green
P148 Teletext 148 Nov 6 21:00:00          ————————————————————————————   THE HEAT IS ON   Temperatures in the Western Arctic have risen twice as fast as anywhere else in the world over the past 20 years. These concerns have led to the current convention in Buenos Aires. Debate is ongoing about how to reduce the amount of damaging greenhouse gases. "The talk here isn't about the climate though," Patrick Green of Friends Of The Earth tells Club from Brazil. "It's about politics and money." ——————————————————————————————————3/5—— Voidiness 482 Cosmic News 481 NICK IS HERE TO HELP p146 Write It! Fun&Games Cage Green
P148 Teletext 148 Nov 6 21:00:00          ————————————————————————————   THE HEAT IS ON   "The UK's climate is getting more extreme, more of the time," says Patrick Green of Friends Of The Earth. "As well as more costly." "Something must be done about the change — it's clearly urgent, as we've seen from the recent extreme weather. "In Argentina though, the talk is about jobs and money — and the public want action, not hot air." ——————————————————————————————————4/5—— It's Your Life! 410 Planet Sound 480 CHECK OUT YOUR LOVE STARS p418 Write It! Fun&Games Cage Green
P148 Teletext 148 Nov 6 21:00:15          ————————————————————————————   THE HEAT IS ON   According to FoE figures, the average American uses 20 times more energy than a Chinese, 25 times that of an Indian and 250 times that of a Bangladeshi. Yet the big fear of countries like the US in introducing renewable energy sources is the loss of jobs, says FoE's Patrick Green. "Introducing changes better for the environment could create jobs," he says. "Governments are just scared." ——————————————————————————————————5/5—— Voidiness 482 Cosmic News 481 NICK IS HERE TO HELP p146 Write It! Fun&Games Cage Green