26 August 2018
Green councillors in Norwich are supporting sixty scientists, academics and campaigners who have taken a stand against the way in which manmade climate change is reported in the mainstream media.
Denise Carlo, Leader of the Green-led Opposition on Norwich City Council has said:
“It’s time to accept the realities of dangerous climate change and start seriously discussing ways in which we can cope with the damage it is causing. We need to be talking about how we can cut our carbon emissions enough to give ourselves a chance. Listening to the views of people who put their heads in the sand and hope the problems will just go away is wasting one of the final windows of opportunity we have to do something useful.
“This is the case at all levels of government and politicians, like everyone else, need to catch up with science in the twenty-first century.”
A letter, from the sixty experts, appeared in the Guardian newspaper on Sunday, shortly after Norwich academic and former Green councillor, Rupert Read, declined an invitation by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to debate with a climate change denier.
Rupert Read, who also co-authored and organised the letter, said,
“We are fortunate to have at the University of East Anglia, working as my colleagues, the best climate-scientists in the world. It is past time to take seriously the warnings that they are issuing. We owe our children nothing less. They need to know that we stood up and did our bit in the climate war. It’s time now for action, not words. For changing the way we produce our energy and the way we eat and the way we live, so that our children and grandchildren can live. Climate change denial is so 20th century. It’s time now to face up to climate reality, together.”