Our planet, our concern?

PUBLISHED: 13:24 08 February 2007 | UPDATED: 13:48 04 May 2010

Debra Butterworth

Debra Butterworth

GLOBAL temperatures are likely to rise by up to 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century and global climate change is very likely to have a human cause - according to a report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last week.

Ian Turner

GLOBAL temperatures are likely to rise by up to 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century and global climate change is "very likely" to have a human cause - according to a report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last week.

ADAM LAZZARI went out onto the streets of Ely to ask people: Are you concerned about global warming? And what should we, as individuals, be doing about it?

Jackie Doyle

Debra Butterworth, 43, from Haddenham.

"People in Haddenham and Wilburton seem to be very conscious about the environment.

I always see recycling bags and bins out side peoples' homes. It's only right that everyone should do their bit and look to use public transport whenever they can."

Ian Turner, 42, from Ely.

Jean McLeman

"I think the situation is very worrying at the moment. I try to do my bit. I do own a car but I usually get around on my motorcycle and also go walking a lot with my dog. I use natural resources like wood and coal to heat my home. I also think it's really important for people to recycle and people should look at avoiding short flights whenever possible and using the train."

Jackie Doyle, 30, originally from South Africa and living in Ely.

"In South Africa everybody drives diesel cars and there doesn't seem to be a great deal of concern about global warming.

"I care about it and I think that everybody should play their part, but, essentially governments will decide what happens because there are so many people out there that just don't care enough."

Kath Gerighty

Jean McLeman, 63, from Haddenham.

"If everyone did little things to save energy like putting their washing out to dry so they didn't have to use a tumble dryer, turning lights off when they leave rooms, and switching off the power button to the television set, it would make a massive difference.

I also recycle everything I can and use the bottle bank."

Kath Gerighty, 36, Wilburton.

Alex English

"People should be driving smaller cars and using public transport more often.

"It would also be good to see more people using low-energy light bulbs and recycling."

Alex English, 20, from Little Downham.

"I'm very concerned about global warming. I used to go to protests in Cambridge for a 'Stop Esso' campaign, because other fuel companies put more money into renewable energy projects. People should think more about the way they travel; use the train more often and share lifts in cars whenever possible. Everybody should recycle as well, there are great recycling facilities for this in Little Downham but a lot of people don't do it. Landfill sights are filling up and if we keep using up resources they are simply going to run out."

Paul Brown

Paul Brown, 30, from Littleport.

"Of course people need to do their bit, but, as with many people, I simply have to drive to work. Big businesses need to do a lot more and there needs to be Government incentives to ensure that businesses have a more united and controlled way of doing things. There is a big problem with the attitude that America has towards the whole issue. I also think there should be more tax on air fuel; we are all encouraged to take short flights for holidays to places in Europe, when perhaps we should be going to places like Blackpool on the train.

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