The people are marching – but the politicians have their heads in the sand!
Almost all of us now accept that human activities are causing the earth’s temperature to rise at an unprecedented rate. But mainstream political parties are behaving like frightened ostriches and stopping us collectively from doing anything meaningful about it.
We need to act now, as a society, as a government, as businesses, to stop damaging the planet further by burning dirty fossil fuels. Locally, we can get the big-business frackers off our Downs, and invest in renewable energy alternatives and improve energy efficiency. Individually, we can show the politicians we are able to think about future of our grandchildren by joining Time to Act, the huge demo in London on Saturday 7 March.
Nationally and internationally, our leaders need to get their heads out of the sand and give up on pathetic politicking driven by five-year elections. Climate change is happening, it is our fault, and we can do something about it. But the time to act is now.
If elected, I pledge to use my seat in Westminster to push for new climate change legislation. Support my election campaign in Brighton Kemptown here.
Meanwhile, the International Panel on Climate Change estimates that sea levels are rising 3.2mm on average each year. NASA states that “All three major global surface temperature reconstructions show that Earth has warmed since 1880. Most of this warming has occurred since the 1970s, with the 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years.”
“Australians bury heads in sand to mock government climate stance,” Reuters, 13 November 2014 http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/13/us-australia-protests-idUSKCN0IX14420141113
Thousands of people are expected to demonstrate in central London and across the world on Saturday 7 March at the Time to Act – National Climate March.