On Saturday 25th March Sheffield Extinction Rebellion joined forces with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign for an action at Barclays Bank. Here is a quick summary of events Here is a much more detailed video of the action including some of the speeches in full. (30 minutes) If you made a speech at the protest pleaseContinue reading “Die in at Barclays”
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The climate time bomb is ticking
Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Synthesis Report. It briefly made headlines on the BBC and in the more sensible newspapers, but was then quickly forgotten. Greta Thunberg commented “Today, after yesterday’s IPCC report, everything is back to normal – as always. We continue to ignore the climate crisis asContinue reading “The climate time bomb is ticking”
Sheffield Street Tree Inquiry Report has been published and we should expect resignations.
The Tree Inquiry Report has been published but it is a long read. I am going to use this page to catalogue the varied coverage of the report. The tree campaigners have been completely vindicated. Sir Mark said that initially developing and adopting a flawed plan “was a failure of strategic leadership” with responsibility restingContinue reading “Sheffield Street Tree Inquiry Report has been published and we should expect resignations.”
If you like to eat it is time to get serious about the climate emergency.
Shoppers have been struggling to find fresh salad and vegetables in the supermarkets recently. Some have blamed this on Brexit, others on extreme weather in Spain and North Africa. The truth is a mixture of both. Extreme weather in Spain and North Africa has badly affected the crops so climate change is now impacting ourContinue reading “If you like to eat it is time to get serious about the climate emergency.”
Four years since Sheffield City Council declared a Climate Emergency. How far have we got?
At the Full Council meeting on 20th February South Yorkshire Climate Alliance gathered supporters of groups such as Extinction Rebellion. 5 Rivers Rising Samba Band, Greenpeace, the Trades Council, Nature Recovery Sheffield, the Green Party and Climate Vigil to mark the 4 years that have passed since Sheffield declared a Climate Emergency. The theme ofContinue reading “Four years since Sheffield City Council declared a Climate Emergency. How far have we got?”
Sign the petition to make this junction safe for pedestrians
The junction of Duke Street/Bernard Street/Talbot Street near Park Hill is extremely dangerous for pedestrians as there are no pedestrian lights. Please sign the petition! https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/safecrossing
South Yorkshire Climate Alliance call for cross-party solutions to Climate Emergency.
A guest blog by By Joan Miller from South Yorkshire Climate Alliance Four years ago Sheffield City Council declared a Climate Emergency but since then progress to zero carbon has been far too slow. It is certainly not what the massive gathering of protesters was calling for back in 2019. So this week South YorkshireContinue reading “South Yorkshire Climate Alliance call for cross-party solutions to Climate Emergency.”
Sheffield’s Green Influencers
Who should you be following on Social Media this year? Which Sheffielders are the big environmental influencers? I’ve put together a couple of league tables to see who has the most followers on Facebook and Twitter. The clear winner on both is the Baroness of Manor Castle, Natalie Bennett who is one of the twoContinue reading “Sheffield’s Green Influencers”
Climate Review of the Year
I hope 2022 will go down as the year the world woke up to the climate emergency. Extreme weather events have hit every part of the globe, including Sheffield. So far the planet has heated 1.2C. We are on track for 1.5C by 2030, 2C by 2050, and over 3C by 2100. 2022 was theContinue reading “Climate Review of the Year”
Mayhem at Barclays. But Sheffield Council continue to bank with them.
There was mayhem at the Barclays Sheffield branch last Monday (14th November). Dressed as cleaners, many in drag, complete with mops, buckets sponges and brushes the “Dirty Scrubbers” from Extinction Rebellion arrived to give the bank a spring clean. As tunes such as “Carwash” by Rose Royce, “Stayin Alive” by the Bee Gees and “IContinue reading “Mayhem at Barclays. But Sheffield Council continue to bank with them.”