Action on Climate Change

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Derby Climate Coalition  February 2015

There is a lot coming up to do with the Climate issue. Here are just a few things:

‘The Time to Act Climate Change’ demonstration

The UN climate talks in Paris this December are crucial if we’re going to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions. So far the pledges on the table are nowhere near enough. The March the 7thTime to Act! on Climate’ demonstration in London is gathering momentum. Have a look at the new site; www.timetoact2015.org

Friends of the Earth are the latest NGO to support the demonstration. Vivenne Westwood and Caroline Lucas are speaking, along with a number of other noteworthy speakers.

You will probably know by now that we have booked a coach from Derby; it would help greatly if we could  hear from you if you are planning to come.

You will understand that booking a coach, with a potential cost of £590, can be quite a headache.  All the details can be seen here. If you cannot come but would like to give a donation please use the above link.

Greenpeace Fracking meeting: TOMORROW night,Monday 2nd

Last week was hectic for fracking campaigners. Greenpeace have a visiting speaker who will talking about ‘the latest on our defeats, our victories and our campaign plans’:Monday 2nd Feb, 6 pm, at the Five Lamps, Derby.

TTIP and NHS Meeting

St. Peter’s Church, St. Peter’s Street, Derby
Tuesday 17th February, 7.30pm

John Hilary, from War on Want and an international authority, will be introducing the discussion and he is well worth hearing.
The ‘TTIP  (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America.  This is secretly negotiated outside the public sphere.
The meeting brings together the TTIP and NHS.  However there is a very clear environmental threat. The European Commission has openly acknowledged that TTIP will further intensify pressure on the environment, as it will “create dangers for both natural resources and the preservation of biodiversity. In respect of greenhouse gas emissions, the Commission states that its preferred outcome from TTIP will add an extra 11 million metric tons of CO2 to the atmosphere, challenging the EU’s own emission reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.”  The above extract is from John Hilary’s pamphlet:click here.

Local launch of Global Justice Now: Tuesday 3 March

Global Justice Now (formerly known as the WDM), in co-operation with Derby Justice & Peace Group, are holding a meeting called
Another World IS possible!
Tuesday 3 March 2015, 7.00 -8.30 pm
St. Mary’s Church Hall
Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX
Refreshments from 6.30

This talk and discussion is being led by Nick Dearden, National Director of Global Justice Now.

If you are concerned about growing inequality, Climate Change, TTIP, corporate control of food production and energy resources and how we can work together for a fairer world, this meeting is for you. For more information click here.


In addition to forthcoming events Derby Climate coalition has been rather active: have a look at our website to get a glimpse.
All our Steering Group meetings are open and the next one will be held at the Council House on Monday 9 February at 5 pm, in room 11, on the ground floor.

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Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, scientists warn

New climate model taking greater account of cloud changes indicates heating will be at higher end of expectations

Temperature rises resulting from unchecked climate change will be at the severe end of those projected, according to a new scientific study.

The scientist leading the research said that unless emissions of greenhouse gases were cut, the planet would heat up by a minimum of 4C by 2100, twice the level the world’s governments deem dangerous.

The research indicates that fewer clouds form as the planet warms, meaning less sunlight is reflected back into space, driving temperatures up further still. The way clouds affect global warming has been the biggest mystery surrounding future climate change.

Professor Steven Sherwood, at the University of New South Wales, in Australia, who led the new work, said: “This study breaks new ground twice: first by identifying what is controlling the cloud changes and second by strongly discounting the lowest estimates of future global warming in favour of the higher and more damaging estimates.”

“4C would likely be catastrophic rather than simply dangerous,” Sherwood told the Guardian. “For example, it would make life difficult, if not impossible, in much of the tropics, and would guarantee the eventual melting of the Greenland ice sheet and some of the Antarctic ice sheet“, with sea levels rising by many metres as a result.

Full Guardian article here

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Video recordings of talks given at the Radical Emissions Reduction Conference (10-11 December 2013) are now available for viewing online.

Links to the videos of individual talks have been included in this adapted programme of the conference.

download speaker programme as a pdf

download speaker abstracts as a pdf

See Website for more information

http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/communication/news-archive/2013/radical-emissions-reduction-conference-videos-now-online

 

 

 

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A free Local Government and the Climate Agenda seminar involving climate activists and people working with (and against?) local government is to be held at the Quad, in Derby, on Saturday, the 11th of January, 12 noon to 4 pm. Reserve a place: https://local-governmentandclimate.eventbrite.co.uk

This event is being organised by Derby Climate Coalition and is being supported by the ACT! Alliance, the Low Carbon Communities Network  (LCCN), the Midlands Co-Operative Movement and the Campaign against Climate Change.

Chris Church from LCCN, Charles Secrett from ACT!, an Officer from Derby City Council, Darren Hall member of the (winning) Bristol Green Capital of Europe 2015 team and officers from  the Campaign against Climate Change will be taking part. Activists from Brent, Manchester and Sheffield will also be there.

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Video recordings of talks given at the Radical Emissions Reduction Conference (10-11 December 2013) are now available for viewing online.

Links to the videos of individual talks have been included in this adapted programme of the conference.

download speaker programme as a pdf

download speaker abstracts as a pdf

See Website for more information

http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/communication/news-archive/2013/radical-emissions-reduction-conference-videos-now-online

 

 

 

Conservative Party Climate Scandal


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