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Copenhagen

Without doubt the Copenhagen conference was a  failure. Whilst the people of the world had made it perfectly clear what they wanted, the worlds leaders failed miserably to do their duty, and come up with a fair, legally binding treaty. It would not be fair to brand all leaders as a failure. Gordon Brown’s committed […]

Posted on December 21, 2009 at 4:43 pm by ashley · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Protest

Gordon Brown

I have just come out of a conference call with Gordon Brown, organized by Avaaz.org. The British Prime Minister answered questions from around the world put to him by members of Avaaz. This clearly demonstrates the power of the international community to co-operate, working over the internet, to let politicians know the strength of feeling […]

Posted on December 16, 2009 at 6:04 pm by ashley · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Protest

The Aftermath

The Devastating floods of November 2009, cut the town of Workington in two, after the bridges across the River Derwent that connect the town were either destroyed or damaged and rendered unusable. This week saw installation of a temporary footbridge by the Third Armoured Engineers Squadron. The Bridge named Barker crossing, after PC Bill Barker […]

Posted on December 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm by ashley · Permalink · One Comment
In: Floods

The Wave

On Saturday 5th December 2009 the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition organised The Wave. A demonstration against climate change in the lead up to Copenhagen that attracted 40,000 people. The March set off from Grosvenor square, parading through central London and ended up surrounding the Houses of Parliament. It was the largest ever climate change demonstration […]

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 4:58 pm by ashley · Permalink · One Comment
In: Protest

Cumbria Floods

On Thursday 19th November 2009, over 31 cm of rain fell in 24 hours on the Cumbrian mountains, the single largest daily rainfall total in the British Isles since records began. It caused unprecedented flooding, with Cockermouth and Workington being particularly badly hit. On the Thursday I spent the whole day with Langdale/Ambleside Mountain rescue […]

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 2:43 pm by ashley · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Floods