Letters

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The CCL Media Team (open to anyone) inspires members to write to newspapers and journals. We alert each other to opportunities and encourage each other’s efforts. It seems to be getting easier to get letters published because of the growing concern about climate change. I wrote a letter in response to the article by Mark…

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The IEA has just published Net Zero by 2050: A roadmap for the global energy sector. The report states that: The world needs a “radical” shift towards renewables to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and secure the 1.5C goal. It argues for a total transformation of the energy systems that underpin our economies, with no…

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14th February 2021

CCL-UK Launches Helpdesk

Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash It takes courage to write a letter to your MP (or any of the many other people we lobby in CCL) and we’re incredibly proud of all of those members who have done so. Every letter makes a difference! But once you’ve made that first contact you may find,…

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I hope many of you caught the news of top climate scientist, Jim Hansen, and his letter to Boris. I’m reposting it in this blog with Jim’s permission but without further comment except to say that much of the, unreported, segment concerns carbon fee and dividend with CCL-UK being recommended as Boris’s next port of…

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In a recent blog I mentioned the value of writing to the media to get more people aware of the advantages of CF&D and that we have set up a media team. A CCL Europe member, Brigitte van Gerven, has just written a very good explanation of why CCL Europe is planning to do the…

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10th February 2020

Letter to Climate Assembly

Mini Grey wrote an illustrated letter to the experts at the Citizens’ Assembly to ask them to talk about dividends when carbon taxing/pricing was discussed.

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The following was first published in Marlborough News Online and is effectively an open letter to the newly elected MP for the Devizes Constituency (which includes Marlborough). The election is over and, given its large majority in parliament, we’re likely to have a Conservative government for the next 5 years. At the same time, serious…

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CCL member Gareth Ackland has had his letter published in New Scientist: Debora MacKenzie is right to flag up the fear of higher environmental taxes, which could only make life disproportionately harder for the poor (Partition Mentality, 25 May, page 23). It may indeed fuel populism and nourish the idea that environmentalists are part of…

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But then, we don’t really talk to them. Some of us do though. It’s very easy now with social media. You can even tweet animated gifs at your MP. There are plenty to choose from, but it might be better to DM them, or email them. If you really want to go overboard, you can…