Usually, graphs of data like Ocean temperatures are very predictable. They follow a similar pattern most years but due to climate change, the temperatures have been increasing gradually since the industrial revolution. This month though something very unusual has happened which has got climate scientists very worried. Look how the temperature today is way higherContinue reading “Ocean Temperatures heading off the scale”
Category Archives: Ecological emergency
South Yorkshire goes to London for the biggest Climate Protest in UK history
A guest blog by Loz Barfoot. On Friday 21 April, people from all over the country will be occupying the streets outside the Houses of Parliament in what is expected to be the biggest climate protest in UK history. The “Big One” takes place over a four-day weekend (21-24 April), bringing together many of theContinue reading “South Yorkshire goes to London for the biggest Climate Protest in UK history “
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?”
Climate Justice March in Sheffield for COP27
Videos from the Climate Justice Coalition march in Sheffield 12/11/2022
Community Climate Talks in Sheffield hear scientist claim that business as usual will cause 3 billion people to move over the next 50 years.
A guest blog by Finn Davison On October 11th, Dr John Grant and the Sheffield branch of Extinction Rebellion held a free, open-to-all, community climate talk at Hallam University. He urged attendees to take action and get involved with activism groups such as XR. In the wake of a never-before-seen 40 °C British summer, itContinue reading “Community Climate Talks in Sheffield hear scientist claim that business as usual will cause 3 billion people to move over the next 50 years.”
Angry conservation groups accuse Government of “War on Nature”
Liz Truss’ Government has not started well. Not only have they deepened the cost of living crisis, uniting campaigners from Trade Unions and pressure groups in the Enough is Enough movement, but they have also upset much more conservative, conservation and wildlife groups who have got together to fight what they have called the WarContinue reading “Angry conservation groups accuse Government of “War on Nature”“
Sizewell C. Is the Government really thinking of the future?
French corporation EDF wants to build two huge nuclear reactors on the fragile Suffolk Heritage Coast called Sizewell C. The new Prime Minister will have to decide if this goes ahead. EDF hopes to make a “final investment decision” by mid-2023. One of Boris Johnson’s last acts as Prime Minister was to pledge £700m forContinue reading “Sizewell C. Is the Government really thinking of the future?”
The Impossible Rebellion
I spent three days with Extinction Rebellion in London. In the light of the IPCC report that issued a “code red” warning for humanity, the recent horrific weather events, some of which have been widely reported like the New York flooding, and others which have been largely ignored like the drought in Madagascar, the overwhelmingContinue reading “The Impossible Rebellion”
Sheffield City Council use of Glyphosate over last 5 years.
Today I received the reply to my Freedom of Information request regarding the use of Glyphosate. Here are the results. @SheffLabour