Sunday, 11 May 2008

Sea level rise - Jakarta

The photograph (above) shows a road near the Sukarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta on the 8th May.

Police officials say that the flooding seen here is being caused by the increase rise in sea level and is causing major disruption for those travelling to and from the airport.

(Although this could be considered rather ironic!)

Photograph courtesy of

Friday, 9 May 2008

Email from the CCC about a protest against Heathrows 3rd runway

This is an email from the CCC which is being passed around to invite people to attend a protest against Heathrow's plan to build a third runway. The CCC and Greenpeace claim the protest is not just about Heathrow but about the British Government as a whole and the fact that actions like this are not supporting the Climate Bill which has been proposed.

Campaign against Climate Change


Saturday MAY 31st

Say NO to Heathrow’s 3rd Runway

Say NO to Runaway Airport Expansion

Say YES to saving millions from climate catastrophe

Join a Spring Carnival of Resistance to Airport Expansion

Find out about the Carnival/demo here :

Also more info here :

Organised by Campaign against Climate Change, HACAN, NOTRAG , the 2M group, Greenpeace and EnoughsEnough

Supported by: Airport Watch, Campaign for Better Transport, Friends of the Earth, People & Planet, Plane Stupid, Practical Action, Sustrans, Womens Environmental Network, World Development Movement, WWF and Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham, Merton. Richmond, South Bucks, Sutton and Wandsworth councils.

Assemble at Hatton Cross Underground Station (Picadilly Tube Line) at 12 noon.

Join a ‘Carnival March’ around the airport perimeter to Sipson – the village which would be wiped out by a 3rd runway.

Help make a giant ‘NO’ and join the fun at the festival in Sipson village

On Monday 25th February there was an indoor Rally against Heathrow expansion in the Central Hall, Westminster, with around 3,000 attending (a second Hall had to be used). This was after many local meetings around West London up to a thousand strong. The movement against the Third Runway at Heathrow is gathering pace….and snowballing exponentially…..

This is not just about Heathrow, this is about drawing a line in the sand against big investment decisions that are locking us into a headlong plummet into climate catastrophe. The huge expansion in aviation, of which the Heathrow expansion is the flagship component, is totally incompatible with winning the battle against climate catastrophe, totally incompatible in fact, with the Government’s own Climate Bill.

This is a battle we need to win – and a battle we can win ! We want to see people coming from all over the country to join the tens of thousands who will be protesting in West London. We want a massive show of force to make sure we win our first big victory in the war to redirect Britain towards a low carbon future. Come and be part of it – join a Spring Carnival of Resistance to the Third Runway, Airport Expansion and the insanity of government decisions that would lock us into climate catastrophe.

We can stop the third runway ! We will stop the third runway !

Please pass this email on

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Climate change cooled off?

Gulf Stream

German scientists are now predicting that the climate will not rise for the next 10 years due to the Earth naturally cooling itself down.

It is all related to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) which runs on a cycle of every 60 years. the scientists predict that this will keep temperatures down for the next 10 years, although they say that they will begin to rise again dramatically in 2020.

Scientists are very excited about the new findings as little is know about the cycle and how it works, so the discovery will help to build a proper model of our ocean and our climate.

Further Information:

BBC report -

Science mag article -

Paper studying impacts of AMO -