Politics Column

26 August 2020

Cumbria County Council Development Control Committee shall be deciding this autumn on the revised planning application for a coking coal mine at St Bees. Allerdale and Copeland Green Party has again objected to the revised proposal by West Cumbria Mining.

Nature classes for our students

06 July 2020

While the debate rages about when and how students can return safely to school, we'd like to talk about what they could be learning. The Green Party has backed calls for a GCSE in Natural History to be introduced as early as September 2021.

For a United Ecosocialist States of Europe

27 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has already been a real tragedy for tens of thousands of UK individuals and their families. And, as information slowly emerges, it is clearly very much a neoliberal tragedy. It is vital that the current crisis, however tragic, is seen as an opportunity for a positive response, in some ways comparable to those presented by the two world wars of the last century.

Part 2: The Natural World and Covid-19

08 May 2020

As the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt lives - and ‘business as usual’ - many are looking for explanations. In part, this is because this is the fourth time this century that humans have been hit by a zoonotic pandemic or epidemic.

Part 1: The Natural World and Covid-19

02 May 2020

Part 1 of 2: In the midst of this global Covid-19 pandemic, Wednesday 22 April marked the 50th. Anniversary of Earth Day. Fifty years ago, on 22 April 1970, 20m people in the US (around10% of the total population) took to the streets and university campuses to protest against environmental degradation. The protesters demanded a new way forward for Planet Earth

Allerdale Borough Council and the Climate Emergency

18 March 2020

Friends of the Earth’s summary assessment of Allerdale tells us it is among the worst of poorly performing local authorities on climate change. It is now 2020 and they aim to be net zero carbon by 2030. Rapidly improved performance will require adequately funded - clear - measured - annual - climate action targets and results.


14 March 2020

Politics Column

06 March 2020

On Wednesday of last week the Court of Appeal ruled that plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport were illegal because they did not adequately take into account the Government’s commitments to tackle the climate crisis.

Sorry we missed you - Greenpeace visits BP!

10 February 2020

In the very early hours of Wednesday 5 February, Allan Todd was one of over a hundred Greenpeace activists who turned up outside BP’s London HQ in St. James Square. The aim was to send a clear message to their new CEO, Bernard Looney, who was due to start work that day.

Politics Column

09 January 2020

A New Year should be a time of optimism, but 2020 has got off to a bad start, with Australian Bushfires, the American killing of General Soleimani, and British Fat-Cat Monday. Let’s at least attempt to make 2020 the year of climate action, peace and social justice.


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