Friends of the earth

this is for uk peeps only im afraid.

the british government is drawing up a climate change law..
committing us to reducing our co2 emmissions.
this is something i am helping friends of the earth uk campaign for.
(as well as working long hours with radiohead on these songs we've got which you may know about.)

if you got involved as well then thank you.. on behalf of us all...
(it is amazing what letters still can do.)
as is always the way..the bill at the moment is not quite what it should be, to say the least
as they seem to have forgotten about planes and ships..amongst other things.
there is a lot of column inches and internet space and conversation taking place about all this as you know on the subject of climate change.
and it all runs the risk of reaching saturation point. except that it is potentially the most terrifying problem the human world has ever had to face..
doing our bit.. flying less, etc etc (all those column inches) will not really have any effect unless the uk as a whole decides without excuses and backtracking that we want to really do something..
unless all of us accepts a law that we all must adhere to...
that has the desired effect rather than creating an illusion..

so if you can be arsed you can take part in saying what you think the bill should contain
this is a public consultation, as the government calls it
(except when it's about nuclear power..)

there is a page on the FOe website at the moment where you can do this

radiohead starts up again having finally caught up on some sleep next week
i have a cd of what we;'ve been up to...
and you haven't.

i must listen to it, after taking an ear break
that always makes me nervous
hope you're well

23 April

Over your shoulder....

What are these called?


Happy Birthday Ed!

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When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse,
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone.

15 April

on and on and on

...................."Last year the top climate scientist at NASA, James Hansen, reported that his bosses were trying to censor his lectures, papers and web postings. He was told by public relations officials at the agency that there would be "dire consequences" if he continued to call for rapid reductions in greenhouse gases(12)..........

The Union of Concerned Scientists found that 58% of the 279 climate scientists working at federal agencies in the US who responded to its survey reported that they had experienced one of the following constraints. 1. "Pressure to eliminate the words 'climate change,' 'global warming', or other similar terms" from their communications. 2. Editing of scientific reports by their superiors which "changed the meaning of scientific findings". 3. Statements by officials at their agencies which misrepresented their findings. 4. "The disappearance or unusual delay of websites, reports, or other science-based materials relating to climate". 5. "New or unusual administrative requirements that impair climate-related work". 6. "Situations in which scientists have actively objected to, resigned from, or removed themselves from a project because of pressure to change scientific findings." They reported 435 incidents of political interference over the past five years(9)..."

George Monbiot
13 April

Ed and Phil

in the room

Winter 07 London