Climate Emergency Vigil – Wallbridge, Stroud,
Every Friday 4.30–5.30 pm
(Please note: from 7 Dec – discontinued for the time being)
The ‘Climate Emergency’ Initiative
On Friday 5 October Gloucestershire Climate Action Network (GlosCAN) held a Vigil for the World at Wallbridge, Stroud, which was attended by Stroud MP and GlosCAN supporter, Dr David Drew.
The vigil was held every Friday from 4.40 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. through until the beginning of December. Many thanks to all of those who gave their support, in all weathers, made some really great banners and put out the climate emergency message in a colourful and striking way! And thanks to the Stroud Red Band who played for us on one occasion!
Details will follow about further similar actions and events.
The carbon clock is ticking
How much time remains until the Earth’s CO2 budget is used up? Click on the 1.5 deg C button at the top of the picture above (source – Mercator Research Institute) to see the estimates for how long we have left to avoid 1.5 deg C of warming.
Welcome to GlosCAN.org, the website of Gloucestershire Climate Action Network. You can follow us on Twitter: @GlosCAN
Please help in campaigning for action on climate change in Gloucestershire by reading our Starting Points and Aims and signing up as a Supporter. Being a Supporter costs nothing and enables you to be on our mailing list if you wish.
GlosCAN is a member of the Climate Coalition.
Is your MP a Zero Hero? See more here.
Agroecology and Climate Change – letter to David Drew MP, Nov 2018
Read our page of National and international press articles on climate change.
World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target
– Key UN report says limiting temperature rise would require enormous, immediate transformation in human activity
‘We have a duty to act’: hundreds ready to go to jail over climate crisis
Facts about our ecological crisis are incontrovertible. We must take action
Humans cannot continue to violate the fundamental laws of nature or science with impunity, say 94 signatories including Dr Alison Green and Molly Scott Cato MEP
Read our articles and letters in local media on climate change, including article We commit to tackling climate change by Stroud MP David Drew on 20 Sep in Stroud News and Call for zero carbon county by 2030 by Fred Miller in the Western Daily Press. The more who add their voices to these public debates the better!
You can help publicise GlosCAN by downloading our GlosCAN leaflet .
Please also consider making a donation, if you can, towards the costs of hosting expenses for this website, paying for venues for meetings and printing leaflets (although these costs are very modest and kept to a minimum).
Judicial review against the UK government on climate – by Plan B + 11
New crowd-funded campaign launched, 15 Nov, against Governments reckless plans for Heathrow in spite of climate targets. See page in our Current and Planned Actions section.
(See our Forthcoming Events page.)
Thu 18 Oct, GlosCAN meet John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor at Gloucester conference
(See also our Recent Events page.)
Friday 17 August, Meeting with David Drew MP
Seven GlosCAN Supporters had a lively one-hour meeting with David Drew (MP for Stroud, Labour) on Friday 17 August (more…)
Sat 7 July, High Street, Stroud – GlosCAN stall
‘Show the Love’ Climate Coalition campaign February 2018
See the film: https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/show-the-love/
Nailsworth Climate Action Town (NCAT)
Helping people with reducing their carbon footprint
Community Carbon Reduction Programme – see our page How can I help?
Our current focus is on engaging with local MPs, MEPs and councillors on climate change policies.
Quote from The Times: Public ‘unaware of enormous scale of action needed…’ 10 Nov 1989
‘The public was unaware of the enormous scale of action that was needed to tackle the threat to the world’s climate, Sir Ian Lloyd (Havant, Conservative), chairman of the select committee on energy, told MPs. Speaking in a Commons debate on world climate change and his committee’s report on the greenhouse effect, he said that keeping man’s tenancy on Earth might require a worldwide programme by which all previous endeavours, even in war and in putting a man on the moon, “will pale into insignificance.”’ The Times.
Quoted in Autogeddon by Heathcote Williams, 1991
Website header photo: Standish Woods, Gloucestershire, by Philip Booth
CO2 budget graphic at top of page: Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)