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.