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Archive for the ‘Environmental’ Category

Climate Change

Brexit – a deliberate ploy to avert attention from a climate of chaos?

Posted on: 9th May 2019

The 3 pro-Brexit Parties – Conservatives, Labour and UKIP – got their comeuppance from voters in last week’s local elections. Anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats did remarkably well, even in Leave voting areas. And anti-Brexit bed-fellows the Green Party also did very well. PM Theresa May concluded that voters were telling her to “just get on with […]

Young people – our climate conscience

Posted on: 6th May 2019

Really encouraged to meet students at Cape Cornwall School and at Mounts Bay Academy. All so very interested, engaged, committed. Our discussion? Climate Change. Many had gone on School “Strike” to protest that their parents and grandparents generations had let them down. Had left them a legacy which threatens their future and of thousands of species […]

Strong climate for cooperation on climate emergency – packed Penzance meeting

Posted on: 2nd May 2019

There was strong & encouraging agreement last eve with Molly Scott Cato (Green Party), Caroline Voaden (Liberal Democrats) and Sue James (Environment Portfolio, Cornwall Council) and 200+ people in the audience at St John’s Hall, Penzance. The meeting was organised and chaired by Andrew George. Public support for the Government action needed to combat climate […]

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Brexit – Putting our planet first – public meeting

Posted on: 25th April 2019

What will Brexit mean for our environment? Would the UK be better on its own? Or is it better to cooperate – on environmental protection and combating climate change – across Europe? These and other questions will be discussed at a further public meeting I’ve organised to take place on Wednesday 1st May. Arranged to […]

Take Control! Side 1

What does Brexit mean for our environment?

Posted on: 22nd April 2019

As the uncertainty of Britain’s Brexit negotiations continues, local campaigner Andrew George offers a further public meeting to inform and engage local people about the impact/opportunities ahead. The next meeting will take place next week in St John’s Hall Penzance and will include Molly Scott-Cato (Green Party MEP) and Cllr Sue James (Liberal Democrat Environment […]

Climate Change

Congratulations to our schools, colleges and young people

Posted on: 28th March 2019

They’ve shown the rest of us what needs to happen to stop climate change before it becomes even more catastrophic. Their enthusiasm and energy is just what we old stagers need to breathe new life into what has been for me a lifetime of campaigning. I joined them too. They were all amazing. Inspiring. I […]

Climate Change

Important debate on the Climate Emergency

Posted on: 14th March 2019

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran and Green MP Caroline Lucas secured important debate on the Climate Emergency last week. No Conservative MP from Cornwall turned up! Young people have done a fantastic job to highlight that climate change is the biggest challenge which politicians must tackle urgently – far more important than the “B” word […]

Climate Change

Offer to support students debate climate policy – George

Posted on: 18th February 2019

Local Liberal Democrat campaigner and former MP has offered to help local schools and colleges who wish to take their “Strike 4 climate” protest further. Parents of many students and students themselves who joined protestors on Friday have asked Mr George to visit schools to engage in discussions and debates on policy. Some school heads […]

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Sir David Attenborough told the world this week “the collapse of our civilisation is on the horizon”

Posted on: 6th December 2018

If Sir David says it you have to sit up and take notice. He’s right. Human actions over the last couple of centuries have helped tip the world onto the verge of catastrophic climate change. Unless we take dramatic action now. The prediction is evidence-based. A conclusion supported by the vast majority of respected scientists; […]

National Park for Cornwall? Yes please

Posted on: 7th June 2018

I would support the case being made for a National Park for Cornwall. The Government’s relaxation of planning controls is harming our environment. The planning system is fuelled by greed rather than by need. Weak planning simply means we get more of what we don’t want and less of what we need. I work to […]