Climate change denier, conspiracy theorist and religious fundamentalist Neville Martin has, at last, made a sensible point! It is crazy to expect that we can replace all our petrol and diesel cars with electrics. For a start there just isn’t enough cobalt, lithium and nickel to build all the new batteries. The mining of theseContinue reading “Electric cars are not the answer”
Author Archives: Graham Wroe
We must listen to Africa and Asia
As I write storm Ciara is causing chaos in Sheffield. Trees are down, Cineworld has had its doors blown through and local roads are flooded. Not very far away, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd have suffered severe flooding. Yet another example of the ever-increasing extreme weather the world is facing as a result of our overheatingContinue reading “We must listen to Africa and Asia”
One year of climate emergency, but Sheffield Council still haven’t sounded the alarm!
In February 2019, one year ago, I presented the Sheffield Council meeting with a petition, pleading with them to declare a climate emergency. This they did, and later agreed to become carbon neutral by 2030. But what has happened to the urgency of this initial declaration? Other cities are making progress. Sheffield, however, has failedContinue reading “One year of climate emergency, but Sheffield Council still haven’t sounded the alarm!”
What next for the Climate Movement?
Extinction Rebellion made fantastic progress in 2019. They have been successful in raising awareness about the urgency of the climate crisis, which became a major issue in the General Election. But it’s been a very disappointing end to the year. We have seen the Conservatives elected with a massive majority, despite Boris Johnson not evenContinue reading “What next for the Climate Movement?”
The Climate Election in Sheffield Central
54% of voters say climate change will affect how they vote, according to a recent poll. But which party will they vote for? As soon as the candidates were announced I wrote to the prospective MP’s for Sheffield Central, asking them about the climate crisis. I had two comprehensive replies, from Colin Ross the Lib DemContinue reading “The Climate Election in Sheffield Central”
The Climate Election
All the candidates have now been announced. In my constituency, Sheffield Central the following are standing. Alison Clare Teal – Green Party Barry Edmund James – Independent Chris Marsden – Socialist Equality Party Colin Arthur Ross – Liberal Democrats Jack Patrick Carrington – Yorkshire Party Janice Silvester-Hall – Conservative Party Paul Christopher Blomfield – LabourContinue reading “The Climate Election”
Citizen’s Assemblies are in the news. Boris Johnson has set the wheels in motion for a Citizen’s Assembly on the Climate Emergency. Sheffield City Council have also promised to instigate one to help advise the Council on the difficult decisions they will have to make to meet their goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.Continue reading “Citizen’s Assemblies”
Flood prevention before flood defence
As Sheffield breathes a collective sigh of relief that the new flood defences along the Don mainly held back the torrents, communities further along the river are not so lucky. The barriers pushed the problem further downstream, so now the unfortunate residents of Fishlake and others around Doncaster and Rotherham have been forced to leaveContinue reading “Flood prevention before flood defence”
The Truth about Coral Reefs
Once again, the Star prints a letter full of completely unscientific nonsense from Neville Martin. It is the environmental equivalent of someone claiming the holocaust didn’t happen. I really don’t know why you print such drivel. The truth about coral reefs is as follows. Half the world’s coral reefs have already been killed by climateContinue reading “The Truth about Coral Reefs”
Are the criticisms of Extinction Rebellion justified?
Since my last article 30,000 people went to London to rebel and 1500 were arrested for peacefully protesting about the climate and ecological crisis. About 20 arrestees were from Sheffield. Co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley and author George Monbiot were also arrested. People rebelled in many different and dramatic ways. Grandparents marched andContinue reading “Are the criticisms of Extinction Rebellion justified?”