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Phase 2 of the 20 mph speed limit program rolls on

The new lim­its, part of the council’s cam­paign for safer streets, will apply from Monday the 16th of June. See here for your self in which streets the new lim­its apply.

 

Here is the brief sent by the Trans­port Plan­ning office.

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Safer Streets – Bet­ter places

Phase 2 of the 20mph pro­gramme to be imple­men­ted on Monday 16th June 2014 as part of the council’s cam­paign for safer streets.

 

As you will no doubt have noticed, the last 2 months have seen the 20mph sig­nage and road mark­ings being installed across the Phase 2 imple­ment­a­tion area – this cov­ers many of the res­id­en­tial areas of the city includ­ing West Hove, Pre­ston, Holling­dean, Moulse­coomb, Beven­dean, Coldean and East Brighton.

 

As with the imple­ment­a­tion of Phase 1, all the new sig­nage has be “blacked out” ini­tially as the limit is not, just yet in force.

 

Given the size of the area, it was not pos­sible to imple­ment all the sig­nage and road mark­ings overnight and where road mark­ing have been painted they can­not be covered so will be show­ing already in many areas.

 

The legal Speed Limit Orders, which makes the 20mph limit the legal speed limit on those roads where it has been signed and marked, will come into force on Monday 16th June 2014.

 

A map show­ing the roads covered by the new lim­its can be found at:

 

http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/sites/brighton-hove.gov.uk/files/Brighton-Phase2%20streets%20map.pdf

 

The black cov­er­ing on the 20mph sig­nage will be removed on Monday 16th June on all entry ways into the areas but it may, due to the size of the area, take a day or two before all the smal­ler repeater signs are all com­pletely uncovered.

 

There have been and will con­tinue to be  com­mu­nic­a­tions (e.g., press releases, advert­ising, radio, web­site, social media, emails such as this one)  both city wide and tar­geted in the dir­ectly affected areas in the past few and com­ing weeks to alert drivers and other road users to the change in the speed limit.

 

The imple­ment­a­tion of this second Phase was approved, with cross party, unan­im­ous, sup­port at the Council’s Envir­on­ment, Trans­port and Sus­tain­ab­il­ity (ETS) Com­mit­tee in March 2014

 

The prin­ted decisions and minutes of the March Com­mit­tee can be found on the Coun­cil web­site at:

http://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/Published/C00000823/M00004791/$$$Decisions.doc.pdf  and

http://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/Published/C00000823/M00004791/$$$Minutes.doc.pdf

 

and the Com­mit­tee report rel­ev­ant to this decision can also be found on the Coun­cil web­site at:

http://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/Published/C00000823/M00004791/$$ADocPackPublic.pdf

 

The Vanishing of the Bees: Petition to protect bees from Syngenta pesticides

Our bees are in danger again! On Tues­day, David Cameron and his cab­inet are going to decide whether to allow banned bee killing pesti­cides to be used on fields across the UK[1] Unbe­liev­ably, a mega pesti­cide com­pany called Syn­genta has just made an emer­gency appeal after their product was banned across Europe last year due to the risk it poses to our bees.

We’ve not got long to act. But if enough of us make a huge fuss right now, we could per­suade David Cameron to throw out Syngenta’s request and uphold the ban.

Can you sign a peti­tion to David Cameron right now demand­ing that he pro­tects our bees?
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/a-ban-is-a-ban

The power­ful pesti­cides that Europe banned last year are called neonicotin­oids — and they pose a huge risk to bees. [2] Even though there is a Europe-wide ban on these pesti­cides, David Cameron could over­ride it — but only in emer­gency circumstances.

Bees pol­lin­ate apples, cucum­bers, straw­ber­ries, toma­toes, cauli­flowers, onions, cab­bages, broc­coli, car­rots and many many more of our fruit and veg. [3] Without bees, we wouldn’t last very long!

Now Syn­genta are try­ing to wriggle out of the ban, even though yes­ter­day, sci­ent­ists from across the world said there’s ‘con­clus­ive’ evid­ence that Syngenta’s products are killing our bees. [4] And just last week, Barack Obama called for a whole­sale review of the pesti­cides. [5]

Matt Shard­low, chief exec­ut­ive of bee-friendly char­ity Bug­life said: “If the gov­ern­ment approves Syngenta’s knee­jerk and cyn­ical applic­a­tion then the pub­lic are bound to ques­tion whether min­is­ters are too close to the agro­chem­ical com­pan­ies and too dis­tant from the eco­logy that feeds us.”

Please can you demand that David Cameron puts our bees before Syngenta’s profits?
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/a-ban-is-a-ban

Our bees don’t have a voice, but pre­vi­ously hun­dreds of thou­sands of 38 Degrees mem­bers have fought for them. We’ve marched on Par­lia­ment Square, we’ve signed peti­tions, we’ve sent thou­sands of emails and we’ve chal­lenged the envir­on­ment min­is­ter Owen Pater­son in per­son. And we’ve worked along­side cam­paign­ers from across Europe to get these killer pesti­cides banned.

Now, before Tues­day, we need to pull out all the stops — again — to stop Syn­genta sneak­ing through the back door and break­ing the European ban.

Click here to sign the peti­tion and put David Cameron under pres­sure to uphold the law:
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/a-ban-is-a-ban

Thanks for being involved,

Robin, Susan­nah, Blanche & the 38 Degrees team.

NOTES:
[1] The Guard­ian — Syn­genta seeks ‘emer­gency’ exemp­tion to use banned insect­icide on UK crops
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/25/syngenta-exemption-neonicotinoid-insecticide-ban-oilseed-rape
Farm­ers Guard­ian — Gov­ern­ment con­siders neonicotin­oid derog­a­tion request
http://www.farmersguardian.com/home/latest-news/government-considers-neonicotinoid-derogation-request/65497.article
[2] The Inde­pend­ent — Pesti­cides linked to mass bee deaths also affect other friendly organ­isms includ­ing birds and fish
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/pesticides-linked-to-mass-bee-deaths-also-affect-other-friendly-organisms-including-birds-and-fish-9557959.html
[3] List of crops pol­lin­ated by bees
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_crop_plants_pollinated_by_bees
[4] BBC — Wide­spread impacts of neonicotin­oids ‘impossible to deny’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27980344
[5] Wash­ing­ton Exam­iner — Obama moves to save the honey bees, tar­gets pesti­cides
http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-moves-to-save-the-honey-bees-targets-pesticides/article/2550000
[6] 38 Degrees blog
http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2013/04/26/the-march-of-the-beekeepers/

 

Listen Here :Even If We Lose Our Lives Scripted by Christine Bacon

Even If We Lose Our Lives

‘I don’t really under­stand why we were tar­geted, because I was not doing any­thing con­tro­ver­sial. I was simply help­ing women, sav­ing their lives.’

This script, a col­lab­or­a­tion with Amnesty UK, is inten­ded as a resource to sup­port Amnesty’s ongo­ing cam­paign to end viol­ence against women in Afgh­anistan. Afghan women are too often por­trayed as face­less, pass­ive vic­tims who are power­less to change the grave human rights abuses they are reg­u­larly affected by. But this ignores the count­less Afghan women who are fear­lessly work­ing to pro­mote women’s rights and sup­port their communities.

The script is drawn from in-depth inter­views with three Afghan women fight­ing for peace and pro­tec­tion for women’s rights in their conflict-affected country.

It was launched at Amnesty Inter­na­tional (UK) on 28 Feb­ru­ary 2014, and is now avail­able to inter­ested groups wish­ing to stage their own read­ing of the play.

Here is a Play Read­ing by Brighton and Hove Amnesty Group

LISTEN HERE

 

Listen here to Davy Jones Politics Shows — latest on the housing crisis

LISTEN HERE TO DAVY JONES WITH LIVING RENT CAMPAIGN

Green Party par­lia­ment­ary can­did­ate Davy Jones dis­cusses the hous­ing crisis, par­tic­u­larly in the private hous­ing sec­tor with Amanda and David from the Liv­ing Rent Campaign.

LISTEN HERE TO DAVY JONESPOLITICS ROUNDUP

LISTEN HERE TO DAVY JONES AND SAVE OVINGDEAN CAMPAIGNERS

LISTEN HERE TO DAVY JONES SPEAKING AT NO GLORIES IN WAR MEETING

LISTEN HERE TO DAVY JONES AND GUESTS AT THE BIG DISH

LISTEN HERE TO DAVE JONES DISCUSS THE CUTS BEING MADE TO BRIGHTON FIRE SERVICE

LISTEN HERE TO DAVY JONES WITH KEITH TAYLOR MEP

LISTEN HERE TO DAVY JONES JO WILDING AND RIAD EL-TAHER ON 11th ANNIVERSARY OF IRAQ WAR

This week, on the elev­enth anniversary of the Iraq War, Davy Jones hosts a dis­cus­sion in which Jo Wild­ing talks about her exper­i­ences in Iraq just as the war was start­ing and there­after. Riad El-Taher talks about the war the reas­ons why it happened and the roles of some of the major players.

LISTEN HERE TO DISCUSSION OF RECENT WEATHER EVENTS WITH NATALIE BENNETT

LISTEN HERE TO DISCUSSION OF LOCAL BUDGET WITH LEO LITTMAN

LISTEN HERE TO DISCUSSION WITH AERON DAVIS ON AUSTERITY

LISTEN HERE TO INTERVIEW WITH JOHN WEEKS. .

LISTEN HERE TO LATEST INTERVIEW ON FRACKING .

LISTEN HERE TO INTERVIEW WITH SUE BOWES AND TOM HICKEY ON AUSTERITY

 LISTEN HERE TO INTERVIEW WITH MAX KEISER ON CAUSES OF AUSTERITY

LISTEN HERE TO INTERVIEW WITH JOSE BOVE, REBECCA HARMS AND OTHER AT BALCOMBE ANTI FRACKING DEMO 19−01−14

LISTEN HERE TO POLITICS SHOW ON FUEL POVERTY WITH KAYLA ENTE

LISTEN HERE TO INTERVIEW WITH CAROL DAWES AND KATHRYN MCWHIRTER ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF FRACKING

LISTEN HERE TO DISCUSSION WITH ALI GHANIMI AND IAN CUNNINGHAM ABOUT EDUCATION 

LISTEN HERE FOR DISCUSSION ON RACISM WITH LOUISE PURBRICK AND MATTHEW CARR

LISTEN HERE FOR DISCUSSION ON YOUNG PEOPLE, THEIR ISSUES AND THEIR EFFECT ON SOCIETY WITH MADDY WILLIAMS AND TOM ROBINSON

LISTEN HERE FOR INTERVIEW WITH MADELEINE DICKENS AND ANDY WORTHINGTON ON THE NHS 

 LISTEN HERE FOR DISCUSSION ON THE TRANSPORT ISSUES IN BRIGHTON WITH DUNCAN BLINKHORN

LISTEN HERE FOR DISCUSSION OF CURRENT STATE OF THE BENEFITS SYSTEM WITH IMOGEN FORBES

 

Radio Free Brighton: Jordaine, Finn and James Discuss Gay Pride, Gossip and the World Cup

Three under 16 work exper­i­ence stu­dents dis­cuss their own topic which has been put into a col­lab­or­at­ive radio show. Jordaine — Pride, Finn — Gos­sip, James — The World Cup.

LISTEN HERE to their show

LISTEN HERE to ‘Flash Gor­don’ radio play Vin­tage Sci-fi brought to life by our excel­lent work exper­i­ence volun­teers James Jordaine and Finn. Thanks to Mar­tin Nich­ols, theatre pro­du­cer, for his help with this.

 

Listen Here: UNA Peter Crowhurst North Laines Community Association

The speaker this time at the United Nations Asso­ci­ation Meet­ing was Peter Crowhurst, who is a retired his­tory teacher and the cur­rent Chair of the North Laine Com­munity Asso­ci­ation in Brighton.

LISTEN HERE

 

Brighton Energy Co-op kicks off new 200kw solar system

 


Energy Min­is­ter vis­its Brighton Energy Coop’s

new solar energy scheme

 Min­is­ter of State for energy and cli­mate change Greg Barker praises Brighton Energy Coop’s new renew­able energy pro­ject after visit

  • Brighton Energy Coop latest share offer raises £240,000 from the pub­lic for a 800-panel solar energy scheme at Shore­ham Port
  • Total raised by Brighton Energy Coop for renew­able energy in the city is now more than £700,000 – the largest such scheme in the south east

 

Min­ster of State for energy and cli­mate change, Greg Barker, today praised Brighton Energy Coop’s latest community-funded solar energy scheme after a visit to Shore­ham Port.

 

Accom­pan­ied by MP for Hove and Portslade Mike Weath­er­ley, Barker climbed on to the roof of Shed 3a at the port to view the new 800-panel solar array, which is cur­rently being installed and will start gen­er­at­ing renew­able elec­tri­city from mid July.

 

Greg Barker, Min­is­ter of State for Energy and Cli­mate Change said:

 

“Since I became a min­is­ter in 2010, more than half a mil­lion homes have star­ted to gen­er­ate their own elec­tri­city using solar PV and new com­munity energy pro­jects are open­ing up the oppor­tun­ity to join the solar revolu­tion to engage in the community.

 

“This pro­ject here in Shore­ham Port, cham­pioned by Mike Weath­er­ley MP is a great example of com­munity action.”

 

Mike Weath­er­ley MP for Hove and Portslade said: “When my col­league Greg Barker MP asked where he should visit in Brighton & Hove, I instantly sug­ges­ted a tour of Brighton Energy Co-op’s latest scheme at Shore­ham Port, which I had the hon­our of turn­ing on earlier in the year. Greg’s pres­ence is an indic­a­tion of just how ser­i­ous the Gov­ern­ment is about renew­able energy schemes.”

 

The £240,000 scheme has been fun­ded entirely by mem­bers of the pub­lic, who have bought shares in Brighton Energy Coop over the past three months, ran­ging in value from £300 to £20,000.

 

The 200kW solar array will provide enough green elec­tri­city to power offices, a repair work­shop and other port operations.

 

Time for Decent Housing For All public meeting on Thursday 10 July at Brighthelm 7pm

Come to the pub­lic meeting

The Liv­ing Rent Cam­paign and Brighton People’s Assembly have joined forces to hold a pub­lic meet­ing with a dif­fer­ence. As well as hear­ing inspir­ing speak­ers such as Eileen Short of Defend Coun­cil Hous­ing and Car­oline Lucas MP, there will be space in the meet­ing to bring your own ideas and energy to really make a dif­fer­ence to Brighton & Hove’s hous­ing crisis. Join us on Thursday July 10th, 7pm, at the Brighthelm Centre.

Get involved

There will be a fol­low up meet­ing on Wed­nes­day 16th July, to take for­ward ideas and actions from the launch. All welcome.

Inform­a­tion and links

A cen­tury of home own­er­ship and renting

Offi­cial gov­ern­ment fig­ures illus­trate the way polit­ical decisions have changed hous­ing over the last 100 years.

Cam­paign for Education

Over 200 people atten­ded a lively debate on edu­ca­tion at the Sal­lis Ben­ney Theatre on 23rd April. The panel of speak­ers (Car­oline Lucas MP, Andy Schofield, Dr. Jon Berry and Max Hyde) answered audi­ence ques­tions on issues includ­ing whether the national cur­riculum stifles cre­ativ­ity, baseline test­ing for four-year-olds, Troops to Teach­ers, schools becom­ing academies, and the value of strike action.

The meet­ing also heard speak­ers from the local cam­paign to stop Hove Park School becom­ing an academyand from UCU at City Col­lege, where a pack­age of major cuts and redund­an­cies is being forced through.

A local cam­paign for edu­ca­tion has been formed by people who atten­ded this meet­ing. If you want to get involved in tak­ing action on edu­ca­tion issues, here are some things you can do:

Action

Sign the peti­tion against Hove Park School becom­ing an academy

Sign the peti­tion and sup­port the cam­paign to stop cuts at City Col­lege.

Con­tact the local cam­paign group by email or fol­low them on Twit­ter for details of meetings

 

A Leave to Remain Film Screening

Book your tick­ets for this fant­astic film screen­ing about the whirl­wind of immig­ra­tion to be screened on June 26th.

The details of the film screen­ing in the link below. People who book will only get charged if the tar­get num­ber of people pre-book.

https://www.ourscreen.com/screening/36883

 

Plot syn­op­sis: Omar, a cha­ris­matic Afghan teen­ager, is at the pre­cari­ous junc­ture of hav­ing his refugee status decided. The arrival of a boy from back home threatens to change everything. Forced into a pos­i­tion where the out­come may be?the dif­fer­ence between life and death, his only options are to tell the unbe­liev­able truth or to tell a good story??For Omar, and thou­sands like him, who arrive alone and scared on our shores each year, the?asylum sys­tem is a cruel game of chance.

 

NHS anti-privatisation exhibition and public meeting

This exhib­i­tion brings together art pho­to­graphy with a key national issue: the accel­er­at­ing privat­iz­a­tion of our NHS, the com­pan­ies involved, and the con­sequences for us all of this shame­ful sell-off

24–26 June, Brighthelm Centre, Brighton. The exhib­i­tion will be open between 11 and 7 30 pm on Tues­day & Wed­nes­day and until 9pm on Thursday.

Formal press open­ing of the exhib­i­tion at 12pm by Car­oline Lucas MP — all welcome.

And “Who are the Fat Cats of Health and who is pay­ing the price?”, a pub­lic meet­ing to take place on the main aud­it­or­ium on Thursday the 26th at 7 30 pm.

 

NO FIBS: The No Fracking In Balcombe Society

An update about ‘Bal­combe Drilling: Cease the oil explor­a­tion activ­it­ies of Cuad­rilla in Bal­combe.’ on Change.org

The tide of opin­ion con­tin­ues to turn against fracking/unconventional oil and gas extrac­tion and we need to encour­age and har­ness this feel­ing wherever we can. Recent announce­ments of the government’s sug­ges­tion that they be allowed to drill under our homes are gal­van­ising people. The Brit­ish Geo­lo­gical Society’s report on gas and oil pro­spects in the South of Eng­land also describes how much of the oil in the shales will be dif­fi­cult to extract (need­ing uncon­ven­tional means). Shale expert, Pro­fessor Andrew Aplin, of Durham Uni­ver­sity, said: “We might estim­ate that 1% of the Weald oil resource might be recov­er­able.” This would equate to 0.05 bil­lion bar­rels, which is about two months of UK con­sump­tion, he said. “From a national per­spect­ive, this seems to be a rather small prize.” So we have a gov­ern­ment pre­pared to des­troy Sus­sex coun­tryside for two months of UK oil con­sump­tion. This mes­sage is begin­ning to get out and we need to let our Coun­cil­lors and MP’s hear it far and wide. These ideas are in con­sulta­tion now. So now is the time to act and tell your elec­ted rep­res­ent­at­ives not to sup­port the latest proposals.

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/shalegas/

What we can do:

If you are from West Sus­sex please sign this very import­ant anti-fracking peti­tion or for­ward on to any West Sus­sex res­id­ents you know. It calls on West Sus­sex County Coun­cil to declare West Sus­sex a ‘Frack Free Zone’. If we can get the num­bers up to 3000 then WSCC will have to form­ally debate this. Please don’t sign more than one per­son from the same email account, it seems not to register you as a West Sus­sex res­id­ent if you are the second and it may mean you are not coun­ted. Please don’t sign if you are not from West Sus­sex as it will give an inflated impres­sion of the num­bers that will actu­ally count. If you do one thing on the basis of this email then please sign or for­ward this, it’s a vital stage in the cam­paign! Please copy and paste the address into your browser to bring up the page.
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http://epetition.westsussex.public-i.tv/epetition_core/view/Fracking

Sign­ing doesn’t replace action, so please write to your local coun­cil­lors if you haven’t already, many say they have received noth­ing on the issue of fracking.

To sup­port Kird­ford and Wis­bor­ough Green’s Cam­paign, please respond to their con­sulta­tion with WSCC — inform­a­tion is on their web­site below. This must be done by the 20th June, so this is the last week­end to do your objection.

http://www.no-drilling.co.uk/how-to-object.html

Green Peace and Friends of the Earth have also star­ted a large peti­tion to send a strong mes­sage to the gov­ern­ment that MP’s must vote against let­ting people drill under our homes. You can sign this wherever you live so please do forward.

https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/stop-fracking-law?source=wb&subsource=20140610frawb01

Again, please write to your MP to tell them how you think they should vote.

The Gov­ern­ment is put­ting their plans to con­sulta­tion for a short period which fin­ishes in August, so please tell them what you think at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/underground-drilling-access

What elec­tri­city com­pany do you use? Eco­tri­city are the world’s first green energy com­pany and have pledged to be shale gas frack free. They act­ively sup­port the anti-fracking move­ment in Bri­tain and re-invest their money into build­ing new sources of green energy. Unfor­tu­nately, we can only vote for our gov­ern­ment once every 4 years, but we can put our money where our mouths are by refus­ing to sup­port energy sup­pli­ers wish­ing to frack us. What bet­ter way to make our views known? Refuse to sup­port this industry and pay your energy bills with a clear conscience.

www.ecotricity.co.uk.

When your nor­mal pro­vider calls you to find out why you left, you can enjoy telling them!

Finally, to our delight, Paul McCart­ney and a host of other stars, includ­ing Vivi­enne West­wood and Bianca Jag­ger (2 won­der­ful women who vis­ited Bal­combe) sup­port the cam­paign ‘Talk Frack­ing’. As part of this cam­paign there has been a series of debates around the Coun­try, the last remain­ing one is in Lon­don on Monday 16th June 8 pm start (Cent­ral Hall West­min­ster). There are still tick­ets for this event. Please attend and put your informed reas­ons not to frack for­ward. Go to the web­site and email for free tickets.

http://www.talkfracking.org/

Thank you for doing what you can to sup­port the fight against Uncon­ven­tional Oil and Gas extrac­tion. Every bit counts, every email sent, every indi­vidual persuaded.

 

The frack­ing protest in Bal­combe, from The Guardian.

 

The Big Green Interview with Flemmich Webb and JessieTreverton

 

Flem­mich Webb and Jessie Treverton

 

 

LISTEN HERE to Flemmich’s inter­view with Jessie Tre­ver­ton of Sea Shep­herd UK

Sea Shepherd’s Mis­sion Statement

Sea Shep­herd UK is a registered mar­ine con­ser­va­tion char­ity whose mis­sion is to end the destruc­tion of hab­itat and slaughter of wild­life around the UK’s coast­line and across the world’s oceans in order to con­serve and pro­tect eco­sys­tems and species.

Sea Shep­herd UK uses innov­at­ive direct-action tac­tics to invest­ig­ate, doc­u­ment and take action when neces­sary to expose and con­front illegal activ­it­ies com­mited against mar­ine wild­life and hab­it­ats. By safe­guard­ing the biod­iversity of our del­ic­ately bal­anced oceanic eco­sys­tems, Sea Shep­herd UK works to ensure their sur­vival for future generations.

 

We’re occupying their oil rig

Statoil’s drilling rig is head­ing to Bear Island — but we’ve inter­cep­ted it. A team of 15 act­iv­ists just arrived at the rig. They’ve hung a ban­ner and will stay on the rig as long as pos­sible to stop it drilling.

Nor­way paused the plans after our out­cry, but it’s going to take more of us join­ing in to pro­tect Bear Island for good!

It’s not easy hanging out on a freez­ing oil rig in the Arc­tic. Can you build the pres­sure on Nor­way AND keep the spir­its of the team warm by adding your name to the petition?

https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/bear-island

Bear Island is a nature reserve. It’s home to snow-white Arc­tic foxes, a mil­lion breed­ing sea birds and the occa­sional hunt­ing polar bear. If a Statoil rig leaked, oil could engulf Bear Island in seven days and be nearly impossible to clean up.

Norway’s envir­on­ment agency had sus­pen­ded Statoil’s licence to drill while the dangers were reviewed. But yes­ter­day, the sus­pen­sion was lifted.

Our best chance now is a massive surge of inter­na­tional pres­sure on Nor­way and its envir­on­ment min­is­ter to pro­tect Bear Island. Then we can show Nor­way that it needs to live up to its repu­ta­tion as an environmentally-responsible nation.

Sign here: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/bear-island

The team of 15 Green­peace volun­teers on the oil rig are hold­ing on tight in the face of freez­ing tem­per­at­ures. And they’re stop­ping the rig from going any­where. Let’s send the num­ber of people who’re join­ing them online soar­ing and pro­tect Bear Island together.

https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/bear-island

Pete and every­one aboard the Esper­anza,
73° north, Bar­ents Sea

PS: Green­peace is all about beat­ing the odds, together. For our Arc­tic, our rain­forests, and for the future of every creature on earth. One forest, one river, one island at a time, if we need to. Sign now for Bear Island:https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/bear-island

 

 

What Climate Change propaganda is/isn’t telling us…

Graph depict­ing the increased pres­ence of Meth­ane, Car­bon Diox­ide and Nitrous Oxide, all of which pose a dir­ect threat to the polar ice caps and cli­mate at large.

With the increased pres­ence of the Green Party in both Europe and on our own turf after the recent elec­tions, the cli­mate change dia­logue is becom­ing more and more trans­par­ent. Below are links to two pieces of pro­pa­ganda: the first being the Exxon Out­look for Energy 2040, a pub­lic­a­tion aimed at Exxon share­hold­ers and the politi­cians who work for them; the second being a report from the Arc­tic Meth­ane Emer­gency Group, backed by sci­ence and sci­ence alone.

The former makes no men­tion of meth­ane and fails to acknow­ledge the rap­idly accel­er­at­ing cli­mate change crisis. The lat­ter uses inform­a­tion from the IPCC to try and identify areas of weak­ness and for­mu­late some pro­gres­sion from where we are now, pla­cing ser­i­ous cata­strophe within a four year reach. Who are you going to believe?

Down­load the Exxon report here:

http://cdn.exxonmobil.com/~/media/Reports/Outlook%20For%20Energy/2014/2014-Outlook-for-Energy-low-resolution.pdf

View and share the AMEG inform­a­tion here: 

http://ameg.me/index.php/emergency

 

 

Listen Here : Rachel Gorman Violin Recital

LISTEN HERE

Live Clas­sical Recital with the fant­astic Rachel Gor­man. In this 40 minute intim­ate show, Rachel show­cases a rep­er­toire of;
–Moz­art– K454 Son­ata in Bb for Violin and Piano
–Ysaye– Bal­lade for Solo violin
–Mes­si­aen– Theme and Variations

 

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