CALLS TO ACTION
14 October 2017 - Fossil Fuels and Climate Change
Fossil fuel projects are damaging communities all over the planet and they're wrecking our climate.
Globally Friends of the Earth is on the frontline of stopping
these projects and supporting clean energy instead.
we are a huge, powerful international force that can’t be ignored.
EFoE has signed
up to take part in this.
get commitments from 195 nations in Paris at the climate talks in 2016.
|August 2017-Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked?|
George Monbiot Guardian 29 Aug 17
Though the links are clear and obvious, most reports on Hurricane Harvey
have made no mention of the human contribution to it.
Car use is in decline
Campaign for better transport 27 July 17
Latest figures show that car use is in decline.
It's time for a roads rethink: less
traffic, cleaner air and a safer, greener environment.
as they plan the next
Road Investment Strategy.
21 March 17 - Environment Agency has responded to our concerns ...
... about fracking company Cuadrilla’s water monitoring in Lancashire. Read their response
20 March to 20 April 17- Results from our air diffusion tubes
Our results required calibration and adjustment alongside government figures.
This was called a bias adjustment.
FoE have spoken to experts in monitoring and
have adjusted our results for accuracy
using a bias correction factor for the type of diffusion tube we used.
This involved multiplying our results by 0.92.
Global Divestment Mobilisation
Greening Front Gardens
The Climate crisis is already here - but we are the only ones who will tell you
by George Monbiot 3 Aug 2016
But you can still hear people repeating the old claim, first proposed by fossil fuel lobbyists, that global warming stopped in 1998.
The BEE Cause
Bees and other pollinating insects are vital to:
· our food supply – they pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables
· our economy - without bees, the costs for farmers would rise, leading to higher food prices
· our quality of life – our gardens, parks and countryside
And bees need us. British bee numbers have fallen dramatically in recent years, and the way we farm our food and plan our towns and cities is making the problem worse.
16 Years ago we were protesting about Climate Change
Bike Hire - Creative Concern
'Creative Concern' are working on behalf of Brompton Dock in Ealing to promote a cycle hire scheme.
They say it's really affordable, easy and fun to use.
They can offer EFoE members a special promotional code
You can find out more at: www.bromptondock.co.uk/
Urban Gardens - RHS
Society has a campaign on the importance of urban gardens based on
quite extensive research .The key findings were: urban garden plants and
trees help to cool the air in towns and cities, helping to combat
dangerous temperatures caused by heat waves; trees and hedges can bring
energy costs down in winter by providing insulation; garden plants and
trees intercept intense rain and slow runoff, while garden soil absorbs
rainwater, reducing the risk of flooding; urban gardens support a range
of wildlife and help to maintain biodiversity; gardening has a
beneficial effect on mental and physical health. There are some
potentially negative aspects of urban gardening, in particular the need
for water, and the indirect contribution to carbon emissions through the
consumption of manufactured and transported horticultural goods and the
use of power tools.
The RHS has produced a useful 4 page leaflet which can be downloaded here:
and you can find
much other valuable information on sustainable gardening on their
website, including a number of leaflets on conservation and
Another interesting publication is
cover nearly a quarter of Greater London, and as already outlined, they
are valuable in many ways. But they are under threat. This project
establishes the current garden resource in
It highlights the significant changes
that have taken place in recent years: garden greenspace has been lost
at the rate of two and a half Hyde Parks per year and hard surfacing
increased by over 25% in the 100-month study period.
A summary of the report can be
downloaded from the London Wildlife Trust’s website www.wildlondon.org.uk
How you can take on the Climate Change Deniers
2000s were warmer than the 1990s showing that the decadal mean is
(Temperature data source NASA GISS).
For further claims & responses see www.campaigncc.org/sceptics