The Green Party is of the view that whilst the leading science is compelling us to take immediate action to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, the Isle of Man Government is taking direct action to support fossil fuel exploration. If prospective deposits should exist, they will represent fuel that cannot be burned, in order to avoid extreme climate change that is directly impacting the Isle of Man.
On 13 January 2019, Adrian Cowin of the Isle of Man Senior Meteorological Officer, said:
“Since the mid-1980s there has been a steady rise in both the maximum average temperature and the minimum average temperatures. It is quite stunning when we graph that, that we get a change over that period of about 0.8°C-1.0°C. … A warmer climate can carry more moisture and more energy; therefore, we’re talking about the atmosphere being more turbulent, more stormy, you can end up with more gales, you can end up with more rainfall events, heavy rainfall events.”
That threat translates into an urgent need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels
The Isle of Man Green Party is a registered political party building a sustainable vision for the future of the Isle of Man. Further information can be found on the Party’s website www.greenparty.im and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.