Frack Free Chew Valley joined 40,000 other people (young and old, on foot, in prams, in wheelchairs) in London on Sunday 21st September and thousands more in Bristol to send a message to the government and our MPs that there is no sense, no science and no votes in climate change denial and that we are currently way off track limiting temperature rise to 2C. The UK together with its international partners need to get real and start listening to their scientific advisers and put in place meaningful binding policies to deal with the problem. It is cheaper to deal with it now than in the future.
Statements by the government such as:
(by the Office of Unconventional Gas & Oil) just don’t make sense or add up. Unconventional gas can only be considered as a transition fuel in the context of a completely binding agreement that properly accounts for the global carbon budget and which leaves other, dirtier, fossil fuels in the ground (according to DECC’s former Chief Scientific Advisor and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research). Otherwise it is just fanciful and damaging wishful thinking. The suggestion that unconventional oil can be a transition fuel is just simply nonsense. It is not. We have asked OUGO and DECC to justify this statement and 3 months later are still waiting for an answer.