The Effects Of Climate Change On The Earth

3752 WordsJan 12, 201516 Pages
Introduction There have been various scientific studies into the effects climate change is having on the planet and how there is a decline in the amount of available non-renewable resources. In a report made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007), it was noted that, "Global atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have increased markedly as a result of hum activities since 1750 and now far exceed pre-industrial values". From the statement made by the IPCC, it is clear that the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are a large contributor to climate change and WD Re-Thinking Ltd. (2010) made a briefing note for Willmott Dixon Group which explained that one of the least sustainable…show more content…
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (2014) produced a study of the amount of CO2 emissions produced from each sector. They found that there was a '3% increase in emissions ' from the UK residential sector in 2012 to 2013 in which the residential sector was contributing to 'around 17% of all CO2 emissions from this sector '. With this being mentioned, there must be something done to improve these statistics. The UK is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and the government have set an ambitious target to reduce these emissions 'by at least 80% by 2050m relative to 1990 levels ' (GOV.UK, 2013). Keeping this target in mind, it is crucial that the government use various construction methods; one of those being the development of zero-carbon homes. The purpose of this interim report is provide a critical evaluation of any publications and other literature material that exists concerning the research topic in order to gain a greater understanding of the subject. Material from each author will be discussed, defining similarities and differences between the various literatures. Literature Review: Literature review has been presented chronologically. Specific headings of aims and objectives are used for reviewing and analyzing each relevant literature, research and survey.
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