Thursday, January 10, 2013

Victoria's Green Matters - Jan 10th 2013

Deal With IT's Secretary Victoria Nicholls writes a regular column in the East Kent Mercury:

2012 was a bad year for our planet with floods, hurricanes and droughts blighting large portions of it. If you are a climate change denier, you may be able to close your mind to what is happening everywhere, not least what is happening in your own country. However, you will not be alone because governments worldwide seem able to ignore what is blatantly obvious and decide to do absolutely nothing to stop the climate warming out of control.

It was the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Summit which heralded a new age of climate responsibility - so much for that! The climate change meeting in Doha at the end of the year finished with governments more or less deciding to do nothing at all which leaves our world heading for increases in temperature of 4-6°C which will mean more disaster for many.

Here at home we have our environment secretary deciding that the public need to be persuaded that genetically modified (GM) food will be good for us! - and we thought that argument was won. Perhaps it would be better if a little research was done into the disadvantages of GM crops that are manifesting themselves in other countries. 

Nearer to home we have the disaster that is unfolding at Coldblow Woods. How can it be that one person has been allowed to destroy a local, much loved area?

If you care about this please join the 'Save Coldblow Woods' campaign and sign the petition which will be in the local shops. 

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