Category Archives: Climate Crisis

Donald Trump denies the climate crisis and Coronavirus

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Climate scientists discuss their fears for the future

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55 Tufton Street

55 Tufton Street, near the UK parliament at Westminster, London is home to many influential thinktanks that promote climate crisis denial and climate destruction. Writers Rebel, associated with Extinction Rebellion held a protest there on 2 September 2020.

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Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice in less than 30 years

‘Stunned’ scientists say there is little doubt global heating is to blame for the loss A total of 28 trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth since 1994. That is stunning conclusion of UK scientists … Continue reading

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UK politics assessment

An update to an earlier post from March 2019 to reflect changes since then. This is a work in progress and needs to be finished. Since then Boris Johnson was apponted leader of the Conservative party in July 2019 and … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg: What will you tell your children?

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New year message

New year to all my readers. I wish you a successful and productive year – like I will have – unless you’re a Tory or Republican, Fascist, Racist, Xenophobe or a climate crisis-denying ignoramus. [ed: apologies that I forgot to … Continue reading

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Comment on General Election result

As a supporter of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn and his allies, I was truly shocked and disappointed by the result of the recent general election. The Labour Party achieved an unexpected poor result losing 59 seats while the … Continue reading

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I’m a climate change scientist – and I’m campaigning for Labour this election

Simon Lewis, UCL The 2019 UK general election matters because the climate emergency means that the next decade is critical for the future of humanity. Only a Labour government can really turn things around, not just in the UK, but … Continue reading

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Scientists say that average temperatures from 2010-2019 look set to make it the warmest decade on record.

Climate change: Last decade ‘on course’ to be warmest Scientists say that average temperatures from 2010-2019 look set to make it the warmest decade on record. Provisional figures released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) suggest this year is on … Continue reading

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Climate emergency: world ‘may have crossed tipping points’

Warning of ‘existential threat to civilisation’ as impacts lead to cascade of unstoppable events The world may already have crossed a series of climate tipping points, according to a stark warning from scientists. This risk is “an existential threat to … Continue reading

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Statement on the Climate Crisis: Revised

The Earth’s climate is in crisis, it is an emergency. There is no doubt about it – scientists are in near unanimous agreement that humans are causing severe damage to Earth’s climate. This is our home and we have to care … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn to announce Labour manifesto

UK’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn is announcing the Labour manifesto today. While I am not and have never been a Labour member, I strongly support the current Labour party and their policies. Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party are … Continue reading

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Climate Change: The Facts

[21/11/19 World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is.” On the basis of this obligation and the graphical indicators presented below, we … Continue reading

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Climate scientists are agreed.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_consensus_on_climate_change There is currently a strong scientific consensus that the Earth is warming and that this warming is mainly caused by human activities. This consensus is supported by various studies of scientists’ opinions and by position statements of scientific organizations, many of which explicitly agree with … Continue reading

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Statement on the Climate Crisis

The Earth’s climate is in crisis, it is an emergency. There is no doubt about it – scientists are in near unanimous agreement that humans are causing severe damage to Earth’s climate. This is our home and we have to … Continue reading

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THE STATE WE’RE IN :: Climate change: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50302392 A global group of around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency. The study, based on 40 years of data on a range of measures, says governments are failing to address the crisis. … Continue reading

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Labour party to consider banning private jets

Labour Party will examine proposal to ban private jets … Andy McDonald, the opposition spokesman for the transport sector, said a report from the Common Wealth think tank proposing a ban on private jets made a “very convincing argument”. “Why … Continue reading

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Coming soon :: How to campaign in a general election

I’m expecting a general election soon. BJ has spaffed up a Brexit mess that is certain to be refused by everyone. In theory in UK we exist in a participatory democracy. I say in theory because in reality rich vested … Continue reading

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THE STATE WE’RE IN :: George Monbiot is trying to get arrested today

Journalist and author George Monbiot is trying to get arrested today as part of the Extinction Rebellion Climate Emergency protests in London. There have been over 1,400 arrests of XR rebels in London and the Metropolitan Police have now imposed … Continue reading

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