Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Cut carbon emissions by 10% in 2010

There is a campaign called 10:10 to cut Britain?s carbon emissions by 10% in 2010. Climate destruction is the single greatest threat to the survival of humanity. It is more dangerous than terrorism and war.

Peter Tatchell helped launch the 10:10 campaign at the Tate Modern in London last week, together with Sarah Waters, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Sara Cox, Antony Gormley, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Andrew Motion, Ken Livingstone and Shami Chakrabarti.

"Together, we can help stop global warming and, by our personal example, pressure government and business to do the same" said Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner and Green Party parliamentary candidate for Oxford East.

You can sign up to support the 10:10 campaign here:

It seems Labour and Lib Dems are also joining, which is good news; its about time they did something. Labour have ensured emissions will increase by expanding Heathrow and Motorways, the money should have gone on buses and trains. The LD have done much the same with Motorways in Scotland and Airports in the SW. The big three parties have together stopped many renewable energy projects, we have a great resource with wind power but most of our elected politicians are too scared and ignorant.

Because of this; except for the present recession, emissions from industrialised nations have risen year on year since the 1992 Earth Summit. According to a recent government report, current UK lifestyles now have 18% higher emissions than they did in 1990. So despite climate change dominating much of the media and political debates, the reality is that we have failed to make a meaningful transition to low-carbon living – worse still, our emissions are rising.

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