Climate bust-up?

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“Right now, there’s a big political fight raging about the government’s plans on climate change. George Osborne is trying to tear up vital climate targets. Unless someone stops him, he could make it almost impossible for the UK to play our part in tackling climate change. [1]

Nick Clegg could speak up and stop this happening. He’s made countless public commitments on climate. [2] And he’s the only Lib Dem who might have enough power to block George Osborne. But now it’s looking like Nick Clegg might not be bold enough to make a stand. Together, we need to convince him to act.

So let’s move fast, and flood Nick Clegg’s office with messages telling him to do the right thing. We can prove that thousands of us want him to stand up to George Osborne and hold firm on tackling climate change.

Please take 30 seconds to send a message to Nick Clegg today:
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/stop-osborne

New businesses have been waiting years for the government’s green light to fund more jobs and cleaner, safer energy.Now, they could be sidelined by George Osborne’s demand to fund more polluting gas plants. [3] The decision could go either way – but if enough of us back Nick Clegg, we can make sure the government makes the right choice for future generations.

Since 38 Degrees started, we’ve been telling politicians to protect our climate. Back in 2009, 1000 38 Degrees members had a conference call with Ed Miliband to tell him we wanted real progress at the Copenhagen climate summit. [4] And just last week, we emailed MPs on the climate change committee and persuaded them to speak out about the latest government plans. [5]

So far, our pressure has paid off. So now let’s do the same again to stop George Osborne tearing up our climate targets.

Can you send a message urging Nick Clegg to step in now?
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/stop-osborne

Thanks for being involved, David, Bex, Hannah and the 38 Degrees team

PS: The row is raging behind closed doors, and it’s hard to say how long it will take. But the faster the Lib Dems step in, the greater the chance they will block George Osborne before his plans gather pace. So please send your message to Nick Clegg now: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/stop-osborne

NOTES
[1] BBC: Chancellor letter reveals pressure on climate targets http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18953042
Guardian: David Cameron urged to intervene in Cabinet energy row http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/23/david-cameron-intervene-energy-row
[2] Deputy Prime Minister: Environment News http://www.dpm.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/news/topic/15
[3] James Murray: George Osborne’s gas push has shattered the climate change consensushttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/26/george-osborne-gas-climate-change?CMP=twt_fd
[4] 38 Degrees blog: A good call https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/climate-call
[5] Daily Telegraph: Senior Tory: Treasury fails to support green energyhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9419898/Senior-Tory-Treasury-fails-to-support-green-energy.html “

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Author: poppy | Date: 10 August, 2012 | Category: Action Climate Change | Comments: 0


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