[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Friday, 2 February 2007, 06:04 GMT
Climate change warning
The Hawksworths
The Hawskworths have been looking at the science of it all
The world's leading scientists will put an end to years of arguments over global warming today.

A UN-sponsored conference in Paris is expected to conclude: yes global warming exists, and yes, it's a man-made phenomenon.

It will warn of potentially devastating consequences for the whole world, as polar ice caps melt and sea levels rise.

This morning on Breakfast:

  • We found out what our low-carb family, the Hawksworths, made of it all.

    We sent all seven of them to investigate the science behind global warming - and find out what they can do to help.
    The Hawksworths' carbon footprint
    The Hawksworths' personal carbon footprint: a mean trick?

    We've also played a bit of a mean trick on them. We've taken their data and had it made up into a real footprint.

    What's surprised the family, who usually holiday in Britain, is how much of the footprint is taken up by a couple of shorthaul flights, for a long weekend in Dublin.

  • We want to hear what you think about the latest warnings on global warming. You can send an e-mail straight to the Breakfast inbox using this form:
  • Name
    Your E-mail address
    Where you live
    Comments

    The BBC may edit your comments and not all emails will be published. Your comments may be published on any BBC media worldwide.




    VIDEO AND AUDIO NEWS
    Global warming
    The Hawksworths put together their own carbon footprint



    BBC Breakfast

    SEARCH BREAKFAST:
     

    SEE ALSO
    Meet our low carb family
    15 Jan 07 |  Breakfast
    Warming 'very likely' human-made
    02 Feb 07 |  Science/Nature

    RELATED BBC LINKS

    RELATED INTERNET LINKS
    The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


    FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
    Has China's housing bubble burst?
    How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
    Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

    PRODUCTS & SERVICES

    Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific