The divisions caused by the EU referendum make it more important than ever for us all to unite behind our shared environment. 
 

Climate justice group 350 is asking us all to join the fight against climate change and call on world leaders to meet the targets in the Paris Agreement and save the planet from climate devastation, immediately halting new coal, oil and gas development and finance a just transition towards a 100% renewable energy future for all.

As the Americans were voting to make Donald Trump the next President of the USA, Winchester Action on Climate Change’s meeting was looking at the implications for local people of changes across the world.

The Fisher Stevens documentary on climate change "Before the Flood" follows actor Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

The free 15 hour Open University course, Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth, focuses on the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and explores what you can do to lighten those emissions to help reduce the rate of climate change.

The course aims to help people:

Just 3 short years ago, Louise Hazan was one of a handful of organisers preparing to board a tour-bus to launch the Fossil Free Europe campaign in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. They had one simple message: if it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

Over 80,000 people right across Europe have joined this movement to divest our public institutions from fossil fuels, by signing petitions, lobbying decision-makers and taking creative actions onto the streets.

Friends of the Earth petition to ditch diesel.

Last week, 10:10 kicked off its Blown Away campaign with a petition demanding that fossil fuels are not given more financial support than clean, renewable onshore wind.

Together Greenpeace and its supporters are going to take the government to court.  Are you in?

Greenpeace reports that this has been the hottest year in 115,000 years; Arctic ice levels are near rock bottom; yet Theresa May just approved a runway at Heathrow which could fuel even more climate change. "It’s beyond a joke".

George Monbiot reports in the Guardian (19 Oct 2016) that "you cannot build new runways and prevent climate breakdown".

The prime minister cannot uphold the Paris agreement on climate change, that comes into force next month, and permit the runway to be built. While most sectors can replace fossil fuels with other sources, this is not the case for aviation.

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