Kevin Frea is co-chair of the Climate Emergency Network and deputy leader of Lancaster City Council and has worked hard to sign local councils up declaring a climate emergency. “This movement is being led by every political group and is involving local people in planning the actions needed to cut carbon …”. There is one critical action that is being missed – a No New Nuclear Clause! Last September members of Radiation Free Lakeland lobbied Lancaster City Council asking the council to include a No New Nuclear clause in their climate emergency planning. The council agreed with us that renewables are the way forward and it is brilliant that council members are actively involved in local community renewable schemes. However, they thought that including a No New Nuclear Clause in their Climate Emergency Planning was not necessary. Because as Cllr Kevin Frea said “Heysham, number 8 on the new nuclear plant list it is not likely to go ahead”. This new nuclear nonchalence rather misses the point that the continued push (billions of pounds of public money) for new nuclear is decimating urgent steps towards renewables and energy efficiency. The sole reason we are in the situation we are in is entirely down to the continued efforts of the nuclear industry and its vested interests to suppress renewables.
Radiation Free Lakeland 1st Feb 2020 read more »
Eco pioneer James Lovelock on “Fridays for Future”. “These are pupils and students who have too much time” Centenarian environmentalist James Lovelock doesn’t think much of the climate protector movement. He relies on nuclear power, cyborgs and parasols in space.
Der Spiegel 24th Jan 2020 read more »
‘I Would Not Waste My Fortune on Colonizing Mars’. James Lovelock is known for being one of the most important pioneers of the environmental movement. His ideas have stirred controversy before, and they’re likely to do so again. How to stop climate change? With nuclear power and artificial intelligence, he argues.
Der Spiegel 30th Jan 2020 read more »