Thursday, 22 October 2009

Climate Of Change

Ahead of the UN's Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change in early December a local debate will be held to help build the momentum for change.

The debate will take place at the Reading International Solidarity Centre on 12th November, starting at 7.30pm.

Climate Scientist Professor Jonathan Gregory will describe the latest predictions on the impacts of global climate change. Phil Thornhill from the Campaign Against Climate Change will explain what the essential measures needed to avoid the worst effects of this globally are, and Reading West MP Martin Salter will present a list of initiatives the UK government is implementing.

Howard Thomas comments on the claim made by PM Gordon Brown that there are only '49 days left to save the world'.

He dismisses Labour's claims to action, stating that it amounts to 'very little indeed'.

Meanwhile LibDem Cllr Glenn Goodall states that Labour has "failed yet again to match climate rhetoric with real action".

He notes Mr Salter missed voting on a motion in Parliament to support greater efforts against climate change and angrily quotes local Conservatives dismissal of concern about climate change.


Update: Clive Davis reports on a survey of Conservative party bloggers' opinions towards environmental matters. Apparently climate change sceptic and Wokingham MP John Redwood is the Conservative party's 'greenest top Tory blogger'!


Background: Countdown To Copenhagen

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