Friends of the Earth Cardiff - climate change http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/54/all en Speak Up week of action http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/speak-week-action <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Speak-Up-2016.jpg" alt="Welsh National Assembly building and Speak Up logo" width="500" height="226" /></p> <p>We need strong cross-party agreement on climate action. During the Speak Up week of action thousands of people around the country will be meeting their MPs and AMs to let them know how important it is to tackle climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/speak-week-action">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/speak-week-action#comments Climate and Energy climate change Sat, 01 Oct 2016 14:39:14 +0000 Chris 627 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell David Cameron to protect the UK from flooding http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-david-cameron-protect-uk-flooding <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/street_flooding.jpg" alt="Street flooded submerging cars" width="480" height="224" /></p> <p>After Storm Desmond and Storm Eva caused havoc and misery to thousands across the country, Storm Frank swept over the country leaving huge areas underwater.</p> <p>These storms have caused devastating floods with Cumbria, Lancashire, and Yorkshire particularly affected.</p> <p>As the effects of climate change get worse. As global temperatures go up, rainfall will increase and sea levels will rise. We can expect severe flooding more often as a result.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-david-cameron-protect-uk-flooding">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-david-cameron-protect-uk-flooding#comments Climate and Energy climate change Fri, 01 Jan 2016 19:47:52 +0000 Chris 606 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Help save the world by eating chocolate http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-save-world-eating-chocolate <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/climate_change_special.jpg" alt="Gluten-free chocolate and almond cake" width="300" height="184" /></p> <p>Cafés and restaurants in Cardiff are helping to spread the message about the need to take action on climate change. They are adding a 'Climate Change Special' made with Fair Trade chocolate to their menu during the Paris climate change talks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-save-world-eating-chocolate">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-save-world-eating-chocolate#comments Climate and Energy climate change Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:51:15 +0000 Chris 604 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell Barclays to stop funding fracking http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-barclays-stop-funding-fracking <p><img width="500" height="319" alt="Barclays, stop fracking in North Yorkshire" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Barclays_fracking_Rydale.png" /></p> <p>Barclays own fracking company Third Energy, who want to frack in beautiful Ryedale, North Yorkshire. They want to drill up to 950 wells at 19 sites, each generating more than 900 HGV trips.</p> <p>People in Yorkshire don&rsquo;t want fracking: it puts their health and homes at huge risk and it goes against everything we need to do to stop climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-barclays-stop-funding-fracking">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-barclays-stop-funding-fracking#comments Climate and Energy climate change fracking Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:27:18 +0000 Chris 600 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Cardiff Council has over £105 Million in risky fossil fuel investments http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-council-has-over-105-million-risky-fossil-fuel-investments <p><img width="500" height="352" alt="oil rig at sunset with yellow sky" src="/files/foecardiff/images/oil_rig.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Kate Truitt</em></p> <p>Cardiff Council has invested an astonishing &pound;27.6 million of public money directly through their workers pension fund in fossil fuel companies like BP and Shell. With a further &pound;77.6 million estimated to be invested in fossil fuel companies through investment funds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-council-has-over-105-million-risky-fossil-fuel-investments">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-council-has-over-105-million-risky-fossil-fuel-investments#comments Climate and Energy climate change Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:30:18 +0000 Chris 597 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Donate to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/donate-help-victims-typhoon-haiyan <p><img width="500" height="395" src="/files/foecardiff/images/typhoon_haiyan_philippines.jpg" alt="People walking past wreckage and felled trees" /></p> <p>An estimated 10,000 people are feared to have been killed by Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and as many as 10 million affected. The survivor's most urgent needs are for water, food and shelter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/donate-help-victims-typhoon-haiyan">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/donate-help-victims-typhoon-haiyan#comments archive Climate and Energy Australasia climate change Phillipines Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:36:55 +0000 Chris 586 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Help end cold homes http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-end-cold-homes <p><img width="313" height="200" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Elderly_woman_warming_by_fire_FoE.jpg" alt="Elderly woman warming herself by the fire" /></p> <p><em>&copy; Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>This year just 245 households have taken out the Government's Green Deal energy efficiency loan. This confirms our view that the Green Deal is completely inadequate to fix cold homes and climate change. But there is a solution.</p> <p>Even if people's interest picks up the insulation rates would be too slow to meet climate targets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-end-cold-homes">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-end-cold-homes#comments archive Climate and Energy climate change Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:05:34 +0000 Chris 571 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Climate and energy http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/climate-and-energy <p><img width="500" height="395" src="/files/foecardiff/images/image_1086.jpg" alt="Local group members holding The Big Ask banner" /></p> <p>Local group members Ask the Big Question on climate change. <em>Photo: Lyndsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em>.</p> <p>Global climate change is the single biggest environmental threat facing the planet.</p> <p>Climate scientists predict that extreme weather events will become more frequent because of climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/climate-and-energy">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/climate-and-energy#comments Climate and Energy climate change Wed, 01 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Chris 136 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk why Coal Seam Gas extraction is bad http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/why-coal-seam-gas-extraction-bad <p>&nbsp;<img src="/files/foecardiff/images/fracking_campaign_logo.jpg" alt="Fracking campaign logo" width="313" height="200" /></p> <p>Coal Seam Gas (CSG), also called Coal Bed Methane, is a controversial new technique for extracting methane gas from underground. A series of wells are first drilled into the coal seam. These wells don't produce much gas until the coal seam is broken up by hydraulic fracturing (fracking). A fracturing fluid is pumped into the coal seam at high pressure to crack open the rock, this lets the gas flow to the well more easily.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/why-coal-seam-gas-extraction-bad">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/why-coal-seam-gas-extraction-bad#comments Climate and Energy climate change energy Sat, 27 Oct 2012 21:22:21 +0000 Chris 437 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stand up to George Osbourne http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stand-george-osbourne <p><img width="313" height="200" alt="George Osbourne" src="/files/foecardiff/images/George_Osborne.jpg" /></p> <p>Photo: &copy; Ewan McIntosh</p> <p>The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has declared war on the environment, and the Lib Dems are letting him get away with it.</p> <p>The announcement that wind subsidies have been spared a massive 25% cut has been spun as a big victory for Ed Davey, the Lib Dem Energy Secretary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stand-george-osbourne">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stand-george-osbourne#comments Climate and Energy climate change energy Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:33:17 +0000 Chris 524 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk