Climate emergency - has your council fallen for it yet?

RedhillPhil

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More and more councils - including my own local one - are bowing to pressure from various "we don't know but hey, it's a bandwagon that we can jump on"types. Kids are being indoctrinated - and somewhat scared. Shadowy organisations are stirring things up. Naive 16 years olds are telling us to do something without having any idea what could or should be done. What we need is someone to look at the predictions of twenty or so years ago and see if any of them have come to fruition. People like this bloke from Canada.



Makes interesting viewing.
 

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Seen on sky today about a giant ice shelf could fall into the sea. And could raise sea levels by 2 metres. Well a lot of places be knackered if that happens. All land next to tidal stretches be under water.
Newcastle and Gateshead council are on about charging cars to get into city centres for air pollution.
When really it’s the motorways surrounding the whole area that has the majority of the traffic and I would say 90% to 95% of that traffic never goes into the town centre and produces 90 to 95% of the air pollutant.
Then they complain the high streets are dying.
When you can go to out of town metro centre and park for free. And it’s about 100 yards from one of the busiest road in the uk. A1 western bypass 2 x3 lane motorway. They never mention the pollution around that area. I wonder why.
 

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It took me 45minutes yesterday in the rush hour to get from Leeds centre to the A650 turn off on the M1, maybe 5 miles.

Most cars had one person in heading home, most cars were heading in a couple of directions.
Some council people who make the decisions need to get out of their comfort zones and look around to see what the problems are, preferably without their rose tinted glasses on.
 

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An hour @Dave from my gaff up York road to
X Gates, drop jnr off then up to coal road and East Keswick Setting off at 7:15 ☹
 

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No doubt our council tax will get hiked up here in Scotland due to SNPs stance on emissions. A bit less important to her than Policing, NHS & Education which are screwed in Scotland. No doubt it’ll Westminster’s fault somehow...
 

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No doubt our council tax will get hiked up here in Scotland due to SNPs stance on emissions. A bit less important to her than Policing, NHS & Education which are screwed in Scotland. No doubt it’ll Westminster’s fault somehow...
I did like Wee jimmys's quote when she was asked how she intended to pay for the SNP's optomistic green policy..........North sea oil revenue...........and the worrrying bit was she was serious and the irony was totally lost on her
 

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Aye, the same ‘revenue’ she basically lied about during the last independence referendum. Sadly, the Scottish press are so far up her bunghole that they never ask any searching questions. Oddly enough neither does any of the opposition parties.
 

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Irony is always lost on fanatics. The Socialist Worker's Party have jumped on the climate change/anti fossil fuel bandwagon whilst at the same time harping on about the nasty Tories closing the coal mines.
 

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We have a Limp Dum council. tax is extortionate, want us to recycle everything, charge you to park in local park car parks, yet build a mahoosive incinerator for all the local councils around to use, just to get revenue. This incinerator is supposed to generate electricity, electricity which owners of houses in a new build estate will be forced to use (at a huge cost). Money money money, f*#k the environment.
 

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It took me 45minutes yesterday in the rush hour to get from Leeds centre to the A650 turn off on the M1, maybe 5 miles.
5mile in 45min, that’s not rush hour.
2mile to work for me I don’t think I could handle any more.
 

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I have basically given up with local councils. I will not vote in any local elections again. It seems to me that once elected a normally sane, rational and sensible candidate enters the council chamber and leaves their brain outside. The same for most working for councils. Seemingly totally cut off from the real world and reality, particularly where spending my money is concerned.

I once dropped off a letter for the Council Tax office at the council building. I hadn't bothered with an envelope as I assumed it would get internally delivered to the department and it wasn't sensitive information. The receptionist refused to take it from me but gave me an envelope so I could address it to the CT office and post the letter in the letterbox on the front door. I left wondering if she would then go to the letterbox, extract my letter, open it and place the letter in an internal distribution tray.

And don't get me started on the complex process for repairing potholes.
 

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Where I work they had a board meeting for half a day with at least a million quids worth of annual salaries sat round the table. The end result being that they unanimously voted to agree that there was indeed a climate crisis.

fercrissakes!
 

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Ive joined an ongoing campaign against the local and county councils cutting the verges on the roadsides

locally we have quite a few that we wish to have designated as roadside wildlife meadows

come early spring there is a plethora of early flowering plants, that provide sustenance and food for the insect and birdlife

yet as soon as they are in flower, and they are a lovely site early on in the dark days, the council in thier wisdom get out the gang mowers and "tidy" them up,

razing them its more like, they continue to do it through out the spring, summer and autumn, for no good reason other than they claim it looks better to have short mown grass

council tax money could be saved by not cutting, to my mind a nicer visage of wild flowers and grasses would meet your eyes, the urban insect, small animals and birdlife would benefit from food sources
 

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Ive joined an ongoing campaign against the local and county councils cutting the verges on the roadsides

locally we have quite a few that we wish to have designated as roadside wildlife meadows

come early spring there is a plethora of early flowering plants, that provide sustenance and food for the insect and birdlife

yet as soon as they are in flower, and they are a lovely site early on in the dark days, the council in thier wisdom get out the gang mowers and "tidy" them up,

razing them its more like, they continue to do it through out the spring, summer and autumn, for no good reason other than they claim it looks better to have short mown grass

council tax money could be saved by not cutting, to my mind a nicer visage of wild flowers and grasses would meet your eyes, the urban insect, small animals and birdlife would benefit from food sources
New guidlines set out in September last year have been sent out to councils for 2020, the guidelines basically state that the cuttingof vrges should only take place before flowers have finished blooming as a matter of safety for road users.
 

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Ive joined an ongoing campaign against the local and county councils cutting the verges on the roadsides

locally we have quite a few that we wish to have designated as roadside wildlife meadows

come early spring there is a plethora of early flowering plants, that provide sustenance and food for the insect and birdlife

yet as soon as they are in flower, and they are a lovely site early on in the dark days, the council in thier wisdom get out the gang mowers and "tidy" them up,

razing them its more like, they continue to do it through out the spring, summer and autumn, for no good reason other than they claim it looks better to have short mown grass

council tax money could be saved by not cutting, to my mind a nicer visage of wild flowers and grasses would meet your eyes, the urban insect, small animals and birdlife would benefit from food sources
Quite right too, as long as there is no safety issue leave verges alone. Wild flowers not only provide nosh for the creepy crawlies they
can be spectacular in their own way. I always welcome the sight and smell of cow parsley, summers here.
 

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