Full Council Meeting October 2019

In the video you will see questions being posed to Sheffield City Council concerning the climate and ecological emergency and biodiversity. The questions were answered by Cllr Mark Jones who is the cabinet member responsible for the environment. He later sent a much more detailed response, which follows. It is a long read so IContinue reading “Full Council Meeting October 2019”

Humanity has caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals

6th May 2019 Neville Martin’s Star letter of May 6th should be taken as seriously as a Boris Johnson promise on the side of a bus. A quick Google of the Deep Water Horizon disaster shows it has caused long-lasting problems. Oil residues have altered the basic building blocks of life in the ocean by reducing biodiversity inContinue reading “Humanity has caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals”

There is no time to play party politics in an emergency

I am very pleased that Labour Candidate Ruth Milsom understands the urgency of climate change and wants the Council to commit to becoming zero carbon by 2030. (letters 9.3.19) I  hope she can persuade her colleagues in the Cabinet to make this a reality.  I am also pleased that she wants to work with othersContinue reading “There is no time to play party politics in an emergency”

Sheffield should go Carbon Neutral by 2030

Dear Editor At the Full Council meeting I presented a petition of over 400 names, collected in less than a week, calling on Sheffield to become carbon neutral by 2030. Climate change is now an emergency. The 2018 State of the Climate report says that the 20 warmest years on record have been in theContinue reading “Sheffield should go Carbon Neutral by 2030”

Fitzalan Square trees destroyed

On Sunday 20th May, at 6am in the morning, Amey workmen cut down the four beautiful healthy plane trees in Fitzalan Square. They came like thieves in the night, as they were aware that they were doing this without the consent of the people of Sheffield. Yes, they had gone through the process of pretending toContinue reading “Fitzalan Square trees destroyed”