It is People and Planet's Go Green Week this week and climate week is just over a month away. Matt Stanley from Mid Kent College explains below that now is the time for us to take radical action on pollution and climate change.
When the Tory-led government took power in 2010 they promised us 'the greenest government ever', but time and time again they have failed to take action on the key issues. From attempting to cut solar feed-in tariffs to handing tax breaks to the most polluting industries in the country, the Tories seem more concerned by the profits of big businesses and energy companies than the real issues of social justice. Read more
By Aaron Kiely, NUS Black Students' Committee
Evo Morales, President of Bolivia said in 2007: “The world is suffering from a fever due to climate change, and the disease is the capitalist development model."
Capitalism is inherently unsustainable. You cannot have infinite growth with finite resources and the cost to human beings and the environment are already substantial and will only continue to grow. Capitalism can no more survive limits on growth than a person can live without breathing.
It is almost universally agreed that man-made climate change is the biggest threat we face, that it is the actions of human beings which are contributing to global warming which in turn will wreak havoc on the planet and the population. Read more Read more
As the world watches in horror at the events unfolding at Fukushima in Japan, please join the vigil on Sunday to express our sympathy with those who may now be affected and call on the government to abandon plans for new nuclear power stations in the UK. Read more Read more