A Green New Deal: a Labour strategy to combat climate breakdown

What is the most pressing issue facing humanity today? Climate breakdown? Mass extinction? Poverty? Inequality? International conflict? What can we do about them? Which policies provide the best solutions? Which technologies will help solve our problems? Confusing isn’t it? It’s my belief that all of these issues are part of a single problem. Over theContinue reading “A Green New Deal: a Labour strategy to combat climate breakdown”

Cornwall and climate breakdown: the need for a strategy

In My View… by Patrick O’Sullivan, Energy and Environment Coordinator, SE Cornwall Labour If Councillors German and Hannaford are serious about tackling climate change – which I am sure they are – then probably the best thing they could do is sign up to Labour’s Green New Deal, which is not only a comprehensive strategyContinue reading “Cornwall and climate breakdown: the need for a strategy”

Not Just Climate Change…

In My View… by Patrick O’Sullivan, Energy and Environment Coordinator, SE Cornwall Labour There never was such a year for blossom; at least not for some time. Everywhere blackthorn, wild cherry and now domestic fruit trees are making a wonderful show. And the warmest April for seventy years coincided with two weeks of Extinction RebellionContinue reading “Not Just Climate Change…”

Towards a ‘Red-Green’ environmental policy for Cornwall Labour

by Dr Patrick O’Sullivan, Coordinator, Energy and Environment, SE Cornwall Labour Party What would a distinctive Labour environmental policy look like? Would it resemble those of the Greens or the Lib Dems? Or would it involve a coherent, carefully -considered, positive economic strategy? (Note 1) Obviously the answer is the second, but what is theContinue reading “Towards a ‘Red-Green’ environmental policy for Cornwall Labour”

Climate Emergency: what can we do?

In My View… by Dr Patrick O’Sullivan, Energy and Environment Coordinator, South-East Cornwall Labour Thirty years after space scientist James Hansen’s key speech to the US Senate, the world may finally be gearing up to combat climate change. Following pioneer action by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, schoolchildren in ten countries, including the UK, have stagedContinue reading “Climate Emergency: what can we do?”