In February tens of thousands of young people showed the way forward in the fight against climate change by walking out of their schools and protesting. They joined a growing global movement that demands an end to inaction over climate change, rightly laying blame at the doors of big business and the politicians who are destroying their futures. But how can we turn the school strikes into a movement capable of creating the future we want to see?
School students lead the way in the fight for system change not climate change
An international movement reaches the UK
By Chris Close “WE WILL not be led quietly to annihilation by the elites and government… it is not only our right, but our moral duty to bypass the government’s inaction and flagrant dereliction of duty, and to rebel to defend life itself.” So reads the opening proclamation of Extinction Rebellion, the new environmental movement launched … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion Has Opened A New Front In The Fight Against Climate Change
Tory U-turn leaves half of UK at risk of drilling By Chris Clough MOST PEOPLE imagine that their fuel comes from oil platforms far out at sea, or wells in the desert, far away places removed from daily life. Energy companies go to great lengths to paint this picture. But increasingly this is not the case. … Continue reading Fracking menace threatens half of UK
THIS year has seen some of the worst floods, with areas from Aberdeenshire down to Lancashire under water. Large swathes of Northern cities like York, Leeds and Manchester were filled with muddy brown water. Families caught up in the deluge of Storms Desmond and Eva not only had their Christmas ruined, but face months of … Continue reading After the floods