20 March 2019 - How the Government misled Parliament over Heathrow
In the National Policy Statement it presented to Parliament to obtain support for a third runway at Heathrow, the government materially misled MPs.
A 3rd runway would breach the UK’s legal climate targets.
To avoid this inconvenient truth, the government claimed that aviation’s carbon emissions don’t count because they can be offset in some other sector somewhere else in the world.
WHY STUDY FOR A FUTURE
WE DO NOT HAVE?
Seen on a placard at the Youth Climate Strike
20 February 2019 -Youth Climate Strikers can win
by George Monbiot
Courage and conviction may not be enough –
that’s something I learned from other movements’ failures
This one has to succeed. It is not just that the youth climate strike, now building worldwide with tremendous speed, is our best (and possibly our last) hope of avoiding catastrophe. It is also that the impacts on the young people themselves, if their mobilisation and hopes collapse so early in their lives, could be devastating.
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4 October 2018 - LEGAL CHALLENGE TO HEATHROW EXPANSION
Heathrow third runway legal challenge gets the go-ahead
Following the appearance in the High Court to challenge Heathrow’s third runway, Mr Justice Holgate has ordered that Friends of the Earth and all 4 other claimants go forward to a full trial.
A ‘rolled-up’ hearing will now take place in March 2019.
NB. Several EFoE members were at the rally outside the Royal Courts of Justice. One of the speakers was Maggie Thorburn from Hounslow and Brentford FoE.
8 August 2018 - Is Fracking doomed in the UK?
by Jeremy Leggett
With fracking about to recommence in the UK after 8 years, a review of progress and prospects is in order. To understand why this latest fiasco in British energy policy and wider society has come about, it is necessary to go right back to the beginning, around 2006, when fracking began in earnest in American shale ….and a multi-hundred-billion-dollar doomed-to-burst debt bubble began to build.
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3 August 2018 - HEATWAVE
Climate change now a matter of life and death
MPs on Parliament’s Environment Audit (EAC) have warned
“higher temperatures which caused 2,000+ deaths in 2003 will be summer norm by the 2040s, making adaptation to heatwaves a matter of life and death.”
The Met Office has projected that
UK summer temperatures could regularly reach 38.5°C by the 2040s.
4 August 2018 - HEATWAVES AROUND THE WORLD
Greece, Spain & France
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The authorities in Britain and elsewhere are keen to talk about the role of arsonists in these fires. But the fact of the matter is that fires would not have spread unless the forests were tinder dry. And tinder dry forest is exactly what we expect with climate change. Perhaps they should talk about climate change!