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March 4, 2020

Increased Flooding Predicted by Climate Science

In 2007, violent summer storms caused widespread flooding in England affecting 55,000 properties, claiming 13 lives. It was described as the largest ever peacetime emergency Costing more than £3 billion.  Following the flo...

September 11, 2019

Wilding is the story of the conversion of the Knepp Estate in West Sussex from intensive agricultural to an extensive wildlife refuge.  It is a beautifully written account charting the reclamation of the heavy Weald clays by nature; a living demonstration of how nature...

June 17, 2019

A delegation of High Peak Greens attended the Party’s Spring Conference in Scarborough where they heard the Party Leaders call for urgent action on the Climate Emergency. 

Co-leader Jonathan Bartley demanded that spending on weapons of mass destruction be scaled back to...

March 2, 2019

Gardens are important for wildlife.  In many areas, including in parts of the Peak District, a modest garden can home more variety of wildlife than the open countryside.  They are particularly important for bees and other insects.  As we know, insects are important pol...

January 31, 2019

We are becoming estranged from nature.

Some 80% of people in the UK live in urban areas and the rest of the world is heading in that direction. Yet, as a species, we evolved in and were moulded by nature - so surely that long million year evolution has left a deep impri...

December 30, 2018

Human beings in general regard nature as something to control and dominate.  Even the commonly held western view of having stewardship over nature sees us as separate from nature, looking on from the outside ensuring that nature is happy within its own boundaries.  But...

December 4, 2018

Much has been written about the destructive nature of our society and of the multiple crises that plague our every day lives and that threaten our future existence on Earth.  While acknowledging these crises and firmly placing them at humanities doorstep Daniel Wahl in...

November 20, 2018

For 3 weeks in July this year fires raged on Saddleworth Moor, burning seven square miles of heather moor before being brought under control.  We should be grateful that we don't see the life threatening fires that are now annual events in some countries such as Califo...

December 11, 2017

At the time of the 1992 Rio Summit that established the Framework Convention on Climate Change, a group of concerned scientists issued a 'Warning to Humanity'. This told us that human actions were triggering an ecological disaster that threatened our ability to maintai...

November 23, 2017

Think Global – Act Local’ 
E.F Schumacher

Local and regional Governments find themselves increasingly at the forefront in the battle against the impacts of climate change. 

While national governments continue to prevaricate and placate the big money interests, City and...

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