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How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into evil | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian
One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has happened.
Phiolosophy  Websites  Politics 
november 2017 by cc2050
GREN local election hustings report
Concerns Shared at Environmental Hustings - politicians
agree to tackle climate change but disagree on fracking and local transport.

Over fifty people came to an environmental hustings at Reading Quaker Meeting House on Tuesday 14th April, called by the Greater Reading Environmental Network (GREN).

The political parties were represented by Cllr. Ed Hopper (Conservative), Cllr. Matt Rodda (Labour), Jenny Woods (Liberal Democrat), and Cllr. Rob White (Green). UKIP had been invited but did not send a representative.
Climate  politics  Environment 
april 2016 by cc2050
Labour manifesto
Climate change is discussed under their foreign policy section. They want emissions to peak by 2020 and global emissions to hit net zero by 2nd half of the century. No mention about UK targets. Not costed.
Climate  politics 
april 2015 by cc2050
Conservative Manifesto
It's hard work extracting climate change promises from the Conservative manifesto. They say they will meet the Climate Change Act (and 2 degC target) but are looking at tax cuts and investment in North Sea gas and fracking; also halting the 'spread' of onshore wind. Investing £1b in carbon capture and storage (unproven technology). Mentions recent investment in flood defence but this has never met the £1b per annum that we should be investing. No costings.
Climate  politics 
april 2015 by cc2050
Lib Dem manifesto (Climate change)
Zero Carbon Britain Bill: Liberal Democrats' ambition for the UK to be as close to zero carbon as possible by 2050. The Bill will set an ambitious 2030 target to reduce carbon emissions by getting rid of coal power generation by 2025. Continuing the shift to cleaner energy, supported by the Green Investment Bank, will create 250,000 low carbon jobs by 2020. All homes insulated 2035. Wanting to keep bills down, tackling big 6 energy firms by encouraging more competition. Renewables greater than one third electricity by 2020. Investing in R&D. No costings. No mention of adaptation.
Climate  politics 
april 2015 by cc2050
Green Party manifesto
Aims are stronger than the Climate Act: wanting to limit climate change to 1.5 degC. UK emission target 90% cut by 2040, zero carbon by 2050. Adaption funding good for flooding but plans not elaborated for low flows future. socially responsible and costed
Climate  politics 
april 2015 by cc2050

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