All of us are becoming increasingly aware of respiratory and heart disease from polluting emissions. Now health campaigners say the energy policies of the world’s richest countries are inflicting a double burden on their citizens, not only using their taxes to pay fossil fuel subsidies, but also loading huge health costs on them. The Health and Environment Alliance, HEAL report says that although fossil fuel combustion causes deadly air pollution and climate change, virtually all governments spend vast sums of public money – their citizens’ taxes – on supporting the oil, gas and coal industry in fossil fuel energy production. [ 70 more words ]
On Saturday some of us will be writing messages on Climate Change in a metalwork art workshop with Norfolk artist, Karen Whiterod, entitled Hope Calling. There are still a few places. I think my personal message has to be something about the urgency expressed in the letter this week from Christina Figueres, former UN Climate chief and other experts: County Council have helped fund the workshops and the messages will be used to create a photobook to be presented to local MPS.
The response from many US cities, states and businesses was encouraging. We need to keep working. The Leonardo DiCaprio documentary, Before the Flood, remains a good tool. (DiCaprio gave a copy to Ivanka just after the election. It may have affected her attitude.) Invite friends and family round to watch it! Get in touch if you want help setting it up. [ 34 more words ]
An interesting meeting. Well attended. Thank you to those who came. Environment Agency - What's in Your Backyard? Flood map for planning - Climate change tools to support local flood risk management strategies - Wash East Coast Management Strategy - Public Consultation Association of British Insurers - Flooding UK Committee on Climate Change 7 December 2015 - … [ 70 more words ]
Alex Kirby, former BBC journalist and environment correspondent will engage with Brian Long of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council (environment portfolio holder before he became leader of the council) on climate change issues in terms of our local response. This discussion will have two aspects: our response to the effects of climate change, especially projected sea level rise and more extreme weather events, asking whether we are tending to work with over optimistic estimates our local response to the challenge of reducing our carbon footprint in areas such as transport, recycling and use of renewable energy.
A lot of very thoughtful posters from children- a special mention of Eastgate Academy -plus thoughtful responses to the raffle ticket question- What are you trying to do about climate change?
A great one to bring friends and relations to- bar and free food snacks, informative displays and raffle. Even face-painting for children plus the judging of children's poster competition. Please also save the date - May 12th- of our major public meeting: scroll down-
We will be showing the 2016 climate change documentary from Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens.
Free Entry to cover costs, and a chance to stay and chat afterwards.
Don’t miss it! Before the Flood
Greenpeace writes: We did it. HSBC have just announced that they’ll stop funding palm oil companies that destroy the rainforest. Burning the rainforest to make space for palm oil plantations in Sumatra and other parts of Indonesia is not only disastrous for wildlife but has a staggering carbon footprint. We should feel pretty powerful today (whether you signed the petition, donated, or badgered them online, you made this happen)- and it’s not everyday you topple a bank! [ 62 more words ]
'CLIMATE CHANGE – SERIOUSLY’
King's Lynn Festival - Thursday 27th July, 2.00-4.30 - Meeting House, 38 Bridge Street, PE30 5AB
£4 - if possible please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this event....
We will treat climate change as a great and urgent threat to sustainability. An introductory hour on science and evidence will be led by Dr. Edwin Salter. If your time is limited please feel free to arrive or leave during the tea break, roughly 3-3.30. Members of local KLimate Concern will then support a choice of topic groups (possible examples: denial, energy, food, population, regional issues) to discuss the factors involved and what can be done. You are equally welcome whether knowledgeable or undecided.
Encouraging to get a message from the American Earth Day movement that they are planning a massive event this year. Save the date: Saturday April 22nd! Message below: Do you recognize this famous image? It's the poster that American artist Robert Rauschenberg made for the first Earth Day in 1970. On that historic day, over 20 million people across the US took to streets, parks and auditoriums to demand protection of the Earth. [ 275 more words ]
Interesting video found on Facebook: A shocking one third of the world's food is wasted, which poses a huge global environmental and social threat – think about how you can help to wage a war on waste.
A shocking one third of the world's food is wasted, which poses a huge global environmental and social threat – this Christmas think about how you can help to wage a war on waste. https://colour-of-money.co.uk/war-on-waste/