Globalisation is devastating the natural environment. Over consumption, waste and pollution, "normal" in developed nations has now been promoted and supported throughout the world. The planet is changing due to Global warming, although arguments rage about the accuracy of long term predictions we know that the use of fossil fuel produces carbon emissions and that CO2 contributes to global warming, although not yet by how much in relation to natural processes. In other words the globalised industrial system is affecting the planet. It makes sense to act now as a precautionary measure.
Not only would the switch to a less unsustainable, less consumerist, less global way of life mitigate some of global warming's effects it would result in a better quality of life. If we continue to ignore the warning signs the first people to suffer will be those with the least, those less able to cope with the changes, the most vulnerable.
Sustainability England believes that in crisis there lies opportunity - an opportunity to build a cleaner, safer and more equitable world. See video Global Warming - A Response
Promote government business initiatives for environmental projects using workfare as applicable.
Aim to become as self sufficient in essential resources. as possible
Promote telecommuting home working to reduce commuting emissions.
Increase tax on high emission vehicles to subsidise public and private electric vehicles
Increase cycle/walking lanes
All new buildings to comply with highest environmental standards and offer grants for upgrading existing buildings
Fit solar panels to all appropriate public buildings
Develop and subsidise high tech organic farming
Ensure the polluter pays principal is enforced.
Conventional Climate Change Documentary
The Opposing View (When it was allowed in mainstream media!)
Patrick Moore – The Sensible Environmentalist
Renewable energy production
WTO who controls world trade and how
Eco Housing Talk
Electric vehicle development
Think green farming is all dung and beans? Think again.
Is zero waste a possibility?
Halhal slaughter in Britain
For further information and action see the following links