The BBC presents “Climate Challenge”, a game where you are president of the European Nations and must tackle climate change AND stay popular enough with the voters to remain in office. Up to the challenge? Earth’s future is in your… Read More »Earth’s future is in your hands… have you got what it takes to lead Europe?
It has been announced by the Scottish environment minister, Ross Finnie that every secondary school pupil will have the opportunity to hear Al Gore’s “powerful message” about the dangers of climate change. The screenings of the An Inconvenient Truth in… Read More »Every Scottish highschool child to see An Inconvenient Truth
Environmentalists celebrated today when the government finally committed itself to debating a Climate Change Bill in the next session of parliament. The Big Ask, a campaign by Friends of the Earth to secure the bill, will continue its work to… Read More »We asked, they delivered
This press release from the Green Party is a little more than a week old, but I wanted to share it anyway.
GREEN PARTY JOINS FORCES WITH GREENPEACE TO LAUNCH LEGAL CHALLENGE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT
We’re taking legal action against the government for deciding to support nuclear power without full public consultation.
During the 2006 energy review, many people suspected that Blair had already decided to build new nuclear reactors. As the chairman of the Trade and Industry Committee said, the Energy Review was “a rubber- stamping exercise for a decision [to build new nuclear power stations] the Prime Minister took some time ago.”
Three years ago, the government promised that “Before any decision to proceed with the building of new nuclear power stations, there would need to be the fullest public consultation and the publication of a white paper.” The government failed to carry out this full public consultation. Consultees weren’t given substantial information on, for example, how radioactive waste would be managed, siting reports, the proposed design of the reactors or how much they would cost. The Energy Review utterly failed to consult on these issues before the Prime Minister made his decision.
Read More »The Green Party & Greenpeace to take legal action against the British government
From The Independent: It is not just the state of California that is bypassing the authority of the US government to take action on global warming. The mayors of more than 300 cities across the country have signed a Climate… Read More »US direct action: How American cities have bypassed Bush on Kyoto
This is something that has worried me for some time, it does seem that our remaining wildernesses are shrinking. Now a report from the Green Party is confirming my worst fears. Here is what Caroline Lucas’ office is saying:
COUNCILS in the South-East are authorizing development on green belt sites
in a bid to meet ambitious targets for new homes in the region.
Milton Keynes Council has been named by countryside campaign group the CPRE as one of the worst-performing councils in the country at recycling land.
According to the study, which was published this week, just 13 per cent of
new developments in the councils area were built on brownfield sites
the rest were on green land.