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
@SheffieldGreens
@SheffLibDems
@XRShef
@shefgreenpeace
@ShefGreenParent
@SheffieldFoE
@ShefClimateNews
@MagicMagid
@natalieben
@DouglasJSheff
@alisonclareteal
@PaulTurnips

Sheffield Council declares a Nature Emergency

Following a strong campaign organised by the Wildlife Trusts, Friends of the Earth, The Diocese of Sheffield, Owlthorpe Fields Action Group and Sheffield Green Parents, Sheffield City Council unanimously declared a Nature Emergency at the last full Council meeting. They have recognised our country is one of the most nature-depleted in the world.  All partiesContinue reading “Sheffield Council declares a Nature Emergency”

The Council declaring a Nature Emergency should be on the front page!

A letter to the Sheffield Star Dear Editor Sometimes I am perplexed by your choice of front-page story. Today you lead on another revamp of Fargate, but on reading the article there are few details of the plan apart from the Council takeover of one shop. On page 16 in a single column, you hideContinue reading “The Council declaring a Nature Emergency should be on the front page!”