Coldplay, Leonardo DiCaprio and Malala

What do I have in common with Coldplay, Leonardo DiCaprio, Malala, Emma Thompson, Annie Lennox, Brian Eno, Greta Thunberg and Bjork? Well along with thousands of scientists, activists and celebrities I have signed a letter to EU leaders and Heads of State demanding we must stop pretending we can solve the climate and ecological crisisContinue reading “Coldplay, Leonardo DiCaprio and Malala”

Glyphosate sprayers still ignoring Health and Safety instructions

This guy was seen spraying Glyphosate on the Manor today. At least he is wearing gloves but astonishingly he is not wearing a mask. This despite the Council’s previous comments. (at the foot of the article). There were no warnings to the public to avoid the area, so dog walkers and children may well haveContinue reading “Glyphosate sprayers still ignoring Health and Safety instructions”

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!”

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”

Citizen’s Assemblies

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?”