G8 Climate Action Reading

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/15/2005 - 20:21

July 8th Meet 11:45pm
Queen Victoria Statue, Town Hall, Reading RG1 1QH.

Reading Rising Tide will be taking action against air travel as part of the international day of action against Climate Change to coincide with the G8 meeting in Scotland.

Aviation is fastest growing contributor to climate change, already it contributes to 3.5% Global Warming. This is predicted to grow to 50% if unchecked.

National anti-roads conference - 4th June, Birmingham

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/20/2005 - 22:01

Tony Blair says that climate change is the biggest issue we face, yet the government is pushing ahead with the biggest new road-building scheme since the '90s. It simply doesn't add up.

This is your last chance to book for the national anti-roads conference on 4th June... the first anti-roads conference since 1996, and will be a unique chance for all those opposing roads schemes to meet, share information, and gain inspiration to win. The conference starts at 10.30am, and ends at 5pm. Contact Road Block on 01803 847649 email

or see www.roadblock.org.uk

Beyond Oil: The oil curse and solutions for an oil free future

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/18/2005 - 21:32
Beyond Oil: The oil curse and solutions for an oil-free future

Beyond Oil booklet

This new 32 page A5 booklet brings together background info on oil and conflict, repressive regimes, development, oil industry workers, and climate change. Together with info on the revolving doors and mutual support between the oil industry, government and the International Financial Institutions which fund new oil projects, it lays out the UK’s involvement in the oil curse, and the action we can take to challenge it.

download or order from nonewoil.org...

Ecologist Climate Change Special Issue

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/18/2005 - 00:00
Climate change is turning agricultural land to dust in China

Climate change is turning agricultural land to dust in China

If you want evidence that global warming is happening, you need only look to China.
Unseen by the rest of the world, much of the north of the country is turning into a
land of droughts, dust storms and deserted villages.

 

The Ecologist Climate Change special issue features in-depth analysis of the growing climate crisis...

 

International Call to Action on Root Causes of Climate Change On Final Day of G8 Summit 8th July 2005

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/17/2005 - 23:23

G8 Logo The G8 is coming. The leaders of the world's 8 richest countries will soon gather in Scotland, hoping to carry on carving up the planet. We forecast a high tide of greenwash in the run-up to the summit, as Tony 'Hot Air' Blair claims to be making climate change a top priority. It looks like it's up to us to unmask the G8 Climate Criminals and expose the hypocrisy of their agenda.

New Rising Tide Website

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/11/2005 - 04:52

Welcome to the new Rising Tide UK website! It's long overdue, but we've finally overhauled the way this site works, so any group in the Rising Tide UK network can post news and updates, a bit like how Indymedia works. Although it looks similar to the old site, a lot has changed behind the scenes, including a focus on web standards to make the site more accessible. Hopefully this means loads more up to date, exciting info on climate action that's going on around the UK. It definitely means some less stressed webby volunteers.

Shell plan to destroy N.W Mayo in Ireland

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/05/2005 - 05:59

For the past 3 years, oil & gas giant Shell International have been running roughshod over local communities on the north west coast of Ireland and are poised to transform a remote conservation area of outstanding natural beauty into an environmental disaster zone with serious public health & safety implications.

There has been, and still is, a long saga ongoing in the courts and planning appeal process. In April, Shell was granted a temporary injunction after local farmers stopped them from entering their lands.. The farmers were referred to as trespassers during the proceedings. The arguments of the defendants showed up the arrogance of a multinational in pursuit of its profits.