Cambridge FOE Group News
Cambridge FOE AGM 2000
This was held on 26th April in St Barnabas Hall and was attended by about 20 members. The FOE business was followed by a talk and discussion by Sue Woodsford of the Cambridge City Council on Local Agenda 21 in Cambridge.
We followed this with a buffet.
The Cambridge FOE business was as follows.
A review of the past year, a statement from the treasurer on the finances, a vote of the Officers, a vote in the change of subscription rates and a run-through of plans for 2000.
Cambridge FOE Group activities 1999-2000
Meetings to plan our future, noting we received notice to move out of St Michaels Hall
Search for a new office
Arranging the office move, preparing the new office, moving in, arranging the new office
Running the new office
Trying to sort out the old office! More moving of resources
Producing two Newsletters
Maintaining the membership database
Processing membership applications
Answering enquiries from the public, members, and press
Updating environmental literature
Setting up the Cambridge FOE GMO Web Site
Updating our general website
Maintaining links to other groups
Maintaining links to national FOE
Monthly Administration meeting, second Wednesday of the month
Campaign Meeting, last Wednesday of the month
GMO Group meetings, regularly
Transport & Planning Campaign meetings, monthly
In order of date of activity - there may be other events omitted from this list-apologies if there are!). Many, many thanks to those who organised/participated.
Meeting with the new regional East of England FOE Co-ordinator
Strawberry Fair stall and recycling
Attending the regional (East of England) FOE Meeting
Big Day Out stall
Folk Festival stall and recycling
Pesticide Day of Action
Attending GMO discussions-Environment Week
GMO debate in which FOE was represented by Dave Bailey and Lucy Agate
City Council Environment Award
Sustainable City Meetings
Launch of our new office-with Ron Bailey of National Foe
Participation on talks on GoodWood and SoundWood-Sarah Tyack of National Foe speaking on Cambodia forest logging and the garden furniture trade
Recycled Christmas card door to door sales
THANKS GO OUT TO THE FOLLOWING-WITHOUT YOU CAMBRIDGE FOE COULD NOT HAVE FUNCTIONED AND ACHIEVED ALLTHAT WE HAVE DONE!
David Bailey, Sam Beatson, Sarah Forman, Tandy Harrison, James Murray, Glynis Pilbeam, Ian Ralls, Ursula Stubbings,
AND EVERYONE ELSE who helped in the office, contributed articles for the newsletter, and helped us in any other way! Welcome to Greg and Sam-two new volunteers-goodbye to Dave and James two old helpers.
Ken Richard-current Co-ordinator 26/4/2000
Tandy Harrison, our membership secretary, regrets she cannot be here tonight but has relayed to us the following information:
To date we have 207 paying members.
150 waged, 30 Unwaged, 30 Household Members.
150 pay by standing order. 30 new members since 1999
1. PROPOSAL TO RE-ELECT KEN RICHARD AS GROUP CO-ORDINATOR-Accepted
2. PROPOSAL TO RE-ELECT IAN RALLS AS TREASURER Accepted
3. PROPOSAL TO INCREASE CAMBRIDGE FOE MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS Accepted
Constitution amendment proposal
At the last Cambridge FOE Admin meeting we discussed the need to increase the subscription-it has not changed since 1994 and with the need to raise income to the group this is one method we felt was necessary and valid. Such changes have to be brought to the next AGM. It is suggested all new members and renewals should be at the new rates as from 1/6/2000. It is accepted that those members paying by standing order need to be notified in order to amend their standing orders.
It is therefore proposed that:
Item 8 in our Constitution should be amended to:
1(a) Individual unwaged and/or on family credit, income support, or state pension from £6 (from £4)
1(b) Individual paying by standing order £10 (from £8)
1(c) Individual paying cash £12 (from £9)
Cambridge FOE accounts
Statement of income and expenditure for the year ending 31st December 1999
Sales of Merchandise £482.39
(includes any donations made at stalls and sale of surplus paper to FFI for £50)
Bank Account Interest £2.74
Street Collection £283.03
(includes City Council donation for Folk Festival of £464.00)
Office Rent £350 for 1 year at Great St Mary's
£485.22 for period September to December 1999 at new office
Total = £835.22
Office Equipment/Supplies £464.71 (includes purchase of printer for £388.93)
Books for reference £118.61
Internet Access / Web-Site £96.90
Printing - newsletter and leaflets £1009.93
Postage - newsletter and questionnaire £196.00
Conference fees, travel expenses and demo costs £701.02
Hire of halls and stalls £54
Subscriptions £44 (includes National FOE license fee)
(Strawberry Fair programme) £95
Purchase of Stock £254.69
The Cambridge Folk Festival
Cambridge FOE were invited, for the fourth time, to assist in the environmental clean-up in return for a stall at the festival and a donation. We pride ourselves in making a big difference at the festival with skills learnt over the years and the resources from our other FOE consultancy at the Strawberry Fair. We have a good team with the Council, County Recycling and FOE. This year we shifted a record tonnage of glass, cans, cardboard and plastic cups for recycling. And we had fun!
The stall did pretty good business too - organic food was one theme, with organic melon, peaches and drinks a favourite. We also made a dustbin demo to show how much waste in a domestic bin could be reused or recycled. We added a musical note with a Sound Wood display of ethical musical woods for violins and guitars. We managed to sell out of Folk Festival books too.
So much so that we splashed out and bought a tape, specially autographed for Cambridge FOE, of the History of Protest, by one of the performing acts (Tony Benn MP and Roy Bailey, poet). The tape is available on loan from the office.
Thanks go out to the FOE, 12 who helped on site and also the helpers on the stall.
Cambridge FOE at the Garden Show
Cambridge FOE were present at the Garden News Live Show at Bourn Airfield on 23rd - 25th June. We only managed to be there on the Friday. This is a very attractive day out held annually for plant growers to sell their plants and dispense advice to the public. Backed by Garden News magazine, a gardeners question time is held with personalities from radio gardening programmes on the panel. Plant growers gather from all over the country, as well as sellers of garden furniture, garden tools and decorative things for the garden.
The conservation tent had stalls set up by RSPB, CPRE, ACRE and WWF to name but a few!
We gave a garden furniture firm some advice on using more sustainable sources of wood and promoting better use of green cuttings for composting to interested parties, but a hedgehog drew the crowds next door!
We complained to the organisers about the inept refreshment tent people dispensing unbuttered rolls with barely cooked sausages and bacon.
After cheques had bounced the organisers promise a better effort next year. There are always the excellent Thai and other food outlets outside.
Next year it will be held on 22-24 June. Well worth a visit.
A report on air quality in Cambridgeshire is now available to our members. "A Review and Assessment of Air Quality in Cambridgeshire Stage 3 - A Consultation Document (June 2000), has been produced by Cambridgeshires District Councils and the City Council, as a report on their monitoring of air quality under the Governments National Air Quality Strategy (1997). The results of the consultation on Stages 1 and 2 of the process, published in December 1998, have been incorporated into the report. The report is a technical document. A non-technical summary is also available - Local Air Quality in Cambridgeshire 2000. A non-technical summary of the Stage 3 Review and Assessment Consultation Document. These two documents form the basis for public consultation. If you wish to borrow them, contact the office.
Awards to environmental groups
Thirteen Cambridge-based environmental groups have received a total of £5,000 in Cambridge City Council Environment Awards to fund projects. Representatives from the electricity firm TXU Europe, which contributed £1,000 to the scheme, participated with councillors in choosing the recipients. Included in the list of recipients was Cambridge FOE who used their award partly to fund the production of this issue of the Newsletter. Cambridge FOE wish to express their gratitude to the Council for their support.
New Environment Resource Centre
We are delighted that there is now an Environment Resource Centre in Cambridge, funded by Cambridge City Council. Conveniently situated on the ground floor in the Guildhall next to the Market Square, the Centre is open 2 5pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 12 noon 2pm Fridays. The resources centre is offering a series of exhibitions on the environment in different parts of the city on a ward-by-ward basis. Other information and advice on a range of environmental topics will also be available. The centre will also act as a host for local environmental groups to put on displays promoting their own campaigns.
(However the Council state this is the first Environment Resource Centre in Cambridge but we draw their attention to the fact that Cambridge FOE has had one in being for 25 years! For many years the office was staffed and accessible at regular times and if we had more volunteers it would be open again on a regular basis, but members - and the public can have use of this resource by appointment. More information is now readily available in libraries, web-sites etc., but we feel that our resource centre is still of use, perhaps more so to members than the public, and therefore access to the office by appointment is acceptable.
For information on the Environment Resource Centre, ring (01223) 457174 or e-mail email@example.com
Ken Richard and James Murray
Protecting the riverside
A new group has been set up to help protect and improve the valleys of the River Cam and its tributaries. The Cam Valley Forum believes these landscapes must be managed to maintain and enhance their special qualities, which include protecting Cambridge from flooding. Part of the riverside is already protected but much of its wildlife has been lost due to intensive farming and the destruction of habitats. The Cambridge area is now under pressure to accommodate extra housing and the forum wants any new developments to respect the character of the riverside.
It will work with parish councils, schools and other organisations who carry out projects and increase understanding and appreciation of the Cam and its environment.
The project was launched at a public meeting on December 14th in Grantchester village Hall.
For more information contact David Briggs on 333908 or Elizabeth OBeirne-Ranelagh on 840225.
Reproduced from an article in the Cambridge Evening News, 4-12-00.
Liberal Democratic Party Green Conference
Charles Secretts address, in June, to delegates at the Clean and Green by 2050 Green Liberal Democrat Conference in Cheltenham, was on campaigning for the long term.
As the principal subject of the conference was sustainability and as the party agree that environmental policies win votes, his words of advice were timely. The main emphasis of his speech was that, having set a date of 2050 for the full implementation of environmentally sound policies, now is the critical time for green campaigners.
Charles Kennedys speech to the conference went beyond fundamentals such as clean soil, clean air, clean water and the redistribution of wealth. He stated that the dominant economic model of development needs root change, with the full adoption of the conclusions of the first and second earth summits. His argument was extended to highlight the need to set targets for the limitation of the use of resources.
Emphasis was also placed on the social justice aspect of a more equitable use of all natural resources.
The main points made in his speech are outlined below:
1.What do we want to do? Why do we want to change? How do we achieve it, with the help of large companies?
2.What are the obstacles and hurdles?
Most people think 'only in the short term,' dont think holistically.
Focus on what works for me rather than for the community.
3.The general challenges
People vote on other issues.
The need for environmental action is bedeviled by myths, such as being bad for jobs, being purely altruistic, not practical etc.
To disinter the complex environmental agenda it needs breaking down into more?understandable units.
There are very few champions as yet.
There is the problem of relating these challenges to short term policies and fitting them around such matters as the coming election and disgruntled Tories.
A memorable, clear cut agenda is needed.
4.To sum up, the links and opportunities:
The links between social justice and environmental protection. Solutions to these problems will lead to environmental benefits.
Significant improvements in recycling and housing in the UK.
Policies are changing, in Britain and elsewhere. The greening of the Tories is an advantage, the resulting green beauty contest can only work in our favour, with FOE being seen as mainstream advocates for change. The rise of the Green Party is part of this and there should be more co-operation.
Systematically think through the agenda.
Sell it with one voice within the Party and sell it as hard as possible.
Pick up the themes of social justice, economic benefits and environmental sustainability.
Make international links for this agenda.
Ally oneself to green industries.
Steely-eyed Sheriff Blair regarded the ultimatum delivered from the Hole in the Road Gang with ill-disguised contempt. Chewing hard on his tobacco (well, actually organic tofu on Chiabatta - but bear with me.....), he growled, "let em come, its about time them thar sons-of-an-oil well fuel protesters got what was coming".
On hearing the reply the Hole in the Road gang got mad, real mad, engines were revved, ires were raised, ganders were got up and in a huge cloud of dust, off they charged to the one dome town of London to raise hell (or the Daily Mail). On and on the gang thundered until they reached the outskirts of London where they paused, and the dust finally lifted to reveal...... One transit van, two tractors and a bloke in a pickup called Kevin whod missed his turn off some miles back.
Yes, the mighty Fuel Protest had disappeared up its own exhaust, wrong-footed by a combination of mounting public growling over empty supermarkets and long petrol queues, G. Brown MP throwing a few fiscal crumbs from the budget and possibly that great British wild card, the weather, making people sit up and think that, just maybe, the increasingly freakish weather could have something to do with global warming after all and that, just maybe, increasing fuel duty to cut down on fuel consumption might not be such a bad idea after all.
The Global Warming Road Show
Yes folks, the Global Warming Road Show has hit town, what are you going to do to stop its fans wrecking the place? Not, I hope, as one motoring programme suggested, buy a fuel guzzling 4x4 so that you wont be held up by the floods......
Its interesting that the very same newspapers which offered such sterling support to the brave fuel protesters in September are now throwing up their hands in horror at the continuing flooding of large parts of the UK and demanding that something be done. Quite apart from wondering how those same papers would have treated environmental protestors, you have to ask just what are certain sectors of the media getting at? They dont want an increase in fuel duty and yet they dont want flooding either - exit informed comment and enter circulation-driven rabble-rousing....
Whilst it would be premature to blame the current spate of flooding solely on global warming, warnings that such events are likely to become more frequent in the coming years and the way in which long-established rainfall and flooding records are subject to almost annual revision, should at least suggest a link between the consumption of fossil fuels and climate change.
One of the few simple facts in the whole climate change debate is that the consumption of fossil fuel in road vehicles is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gases, with estimates of its current contribution to man-made CO2 emissions being anything up to 25%.
Correlation between fuel price and fuel use
Im no fan of T Blair and Co., but I have to say that the government was right not to give in to demands for a substantial cut in fuel duty. Whilst increases in fuel duty may not have as drastic an effect on car usage as is sometimes hoped (a 100% increase in fuel duty is estimated to only produce a 50% cut in car usage), it does have a much greater effect on engine efficiency. You only have to look across the Atlantic to see that cheap fuel encourages big inefficient cars and a culture of gas guzzling (Cadillac Eldorado anyone?). In Europe and Japan, where petrol has always been more expensive, cars are more efficient (most obviously a lot smaller) and public transport more widely used. Additionally, there is also a clear correlation between the price of fuel and fuel use. In the US in 1995, the price of petrol was 35c a litre and fuel consumption was 1,600 litres per person. In comparison, over the same period, the price of petrol in the EU and Japan was between 60 and 90c a litre and fuel use was nearer 500 litres per person.
The rural poor? - improve bus services!
But what about the rural poor and the farmers, you ask?
Hmmm, well, I cant speak for other areas of the country, but around Cambridge the majority of the people living in the villages seem to be rather well off, commuters having replaced agricultural workers, blacksmiths, etc. some time ago - just look at the price of houses within 15 miles of Cambridge. Yes, there are less well-off people living in villages around Cambridge, as elsewhere, but they, almost by definition, tend to be reliant on public transport, which has been cut back as demand has dried up due to increased car use by their more affluent neighbours, or are obliged to run a car they can ill afford. In spite of the apparently spiraling cost of motoring, in real terms the cost of motoring has remained static for 15 years, whereas the cost of travel by train and bus has increased by 15%. Why isnt anyone shouting so loudly about improving rural bus services, maybe subsidising them to the same extent that car use is subsidised, and really helping the rural poor, rather than whining about cutting petrol duty to help rural inhabitants, a large number of whom, in this area at least, dont need such a subsidy.
Farmers have more problems than fuel duty
As for the farming community, the problems affecting agriculture are much too deep seated to be addressed by a simple cut in fuel duty and its patronising in the extreme to think so. If their problems were solely the result of fuel duty, how come, with agricultural red diesel attracting next to no duty, all farmers arent millionaires? Fuel duty is just the most visible in a wide range of problems facing the industry.
Of course, now that the government has shown its willingness to stand by its environmentally aware policies it should start to fund alternatives to the motor car and divert some of the revenue from fuel duty towards public transport. Who knows, now that Tony Blair has found that swimming against the tide doesnt make the House of Commons fall on his head, he might just use his new found fangs to renationalise the railways......
Im dreaming of a green Christmas.
In the Monday 27th November edition of The Cambridge Evening News I read about the failure of the environment summit in The Hague, the flooding throughout England, horrifying crimes, and the beautiful village of Kingston with no pub, no shop and no school. To me these are all related by one factor: CO2 and the car society.
I think that one way we can make a difference to these depressing facts is by using our consumer power. Each time we buy something, that purchase is like a vote. We can choose to vote for the huge, impersonal multinationals who seem to rule the world (it is those huge companies that have such a grip on American politics), or we can use our "vote" to support local business, local farmers and the local economy, cutting transportation and so CO2 emissions. The people of Kingston are forced to drive their CO2-producing cars as there are no local facilities for them.
Success story for organic foods
There has been a massive success story for organic foods. Consumer power has been the driving force behind the huge 40% increase in organic produce in our shops every year. When we buy organic produce it is a vote for fresh produce free from chemicals. It is a vote for a fragile web of inter-connected wildlife that depends on insects which are killed by pesticides. It is a vote for clean, uncontaminated underground water. Consumer power!
Support your local shop
Another success story is that of my own village shop in Toft. I have watched this shop becoming very popular because of its increasingly broad range of quality produce. If local shops are supported they are able to improve. I love to use my shop as the owners are so friendly and helpful and I dont have to drive. Toft has no pub and no school so the shop for me is the focal point of the community. It keeps me in touch with the people I live close to. Charlie, my little boy, has been going there most days all his life and the village have watched him grow. The shop keepers know all his favourite things. He is really part of the community. Where there is a real community there is more of a chance that we can beat crime.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless by big multinationals but I think if we all use our consumer "vote" this Christmas to support local business and fairly-traded produce then together we can make a huge difference.
I Pay For the %*!& Road
The next time youre cut up by a car driver and receive the standard reply, "I pay road tax and pay for the roads, not you...." in response to your favourite insult, consider the following:
Road Tax: a history lesson
1909: The Development and Road Improvements Fund Act said that taxes on motor vehicles and fuels could be used to fund improvements to existing roads. These taxes were paid into the Road Improvement Fund, later called the Road Fund.
The 1920 Finance Act and the Roads Act stated that all motor vehicles had to be taxed, goods vehicles being more heavily taxed than passenger vehicles, and that contributions to the cost of improving existing roads could be taken from the Road Fund, financed by vehicle users. For roads of national importance, up to 50% of the improvement could be granted from the Road Fund. For Class II roads (known as B roads today), 25% of the cost could come from the Road Fund.
The 1927 Finance Act stated that cars could be taxed as luxury items and hence not all of the tax raised from motorists contributions went into the Road Fund.
The 1933 Road Traffic Act gave local authorities the power to claim the cost of providing road signs from the Road Fund.
The 1936 Trunk Roads Act transferred the authority for trunk roads from local authorities to a central body, the Ministry of Transport. Up until that point, roads were the responsibility of local authorities.
Car users might think they had moral ownership of the roads
The Finance Act of 1936 wound up the Roads Fund. From then onwards, the Ministry of Transport would have to bid for money from the Treasury along with other government departments. As an interesting aside, during the debate on the abolition of the Road Fund, none other than Winston Churchill argued for its abolition, arguing that continuation of the Road Fund licence might lead car users to think that they had moral ownership of the roads, having paid for them.......
So there you have it, even when motorists made a direct contribution to the improving of existing roads, their contributions didnt cover the entire costs. This direct link ended 74 YEARS ago, the Road Fund licence itself being abolished 64 years ago and yet the myth that motorists pay for the roads through the Road Tax/Road Fund still persists. Whats more, motorists have never paid the full costs of building new roads. The situation is even more clear cut today: local roads are paid for out of the Council Tax, which everyone contributes to in one way or another. Trunk roads are financed by central government from general taxation, which, again, everyone contributes to in one way or another. The closest motorists get to paying directly for roads and associated infrastructure is the revenue for speed cameras.....
(History provided by John Mallard from a newsgroup discussion.
Are you part of the problem or part of the solution?
The Earth is the only home we have - a world of limited resources. We depend on our planet and its resources for our survival.
We are part of a fragile web of life. If that web of life is damaged, so are we.
The way we live now is exhausting the Earth's resources and destroying that fragile web of life.
The way we live now is unjust: a quarter of the world's population consumes three quarters of the world's wealth.
We must change the way we live and the way we think.
The Green Party Believes In
a.. Judging economic success by quality and sustainability
b.. Encouraging socially and environmentally useful activity
c.. Crime prevention and rehabilitation
d.. Transport that serves the community
e.. Alleviating the problems of homelessness
f.. Cutting pollution and improving health
a.. Helping farmers to protect the environment, animals and the public
b.. Green taxes to limit pollution and use of resources
c.. Fair Trade based on self-reliance
d.. A Europe of co-operation and diversity
e.. Creating a real democracy
a.. Education for life
a.. Promoting global security
b.. Local production of goods and services
c.. Cancelling third world debt
d.. Renewable energy
The Green Party-
Part of the solution
The Green Party
1a Waterlow Road
London N19 5NJ
Tel: 0171 272 4474
Margaret Wright (01223) 362128
South Cambridgeshire contacts:
Simon Saggers (01763) 243960
Helen McRobie (01223) 262598
We really need your support.
Cambridge FOE will hold their AGM for 2001 on Wednesday 25th April. It is hoped to hold the AGM in St Barnabas Church Hall. Members will be given further details nearer the date.
Street Collection 2001
Cambridge FOEs Street Collection next year has been provisionally arranged for Saturday July 21st, 10am-4.30pm. If you could spare an hour on the day to rattle a tin, your help would be greatly appreciated.
There will be a Cambridge FOE stall on Thursday 8th February 2001 at a Careers Fair at the Old Museum site and wed welcome anybody who can spare an hour or so to help.
Movers and Shakers
We have had a few of these this year you could say, with the office move and the street collection, but we need more! The campaigns are desperately short of people and the newsletter needs articles. Do consider helping Cambridge FOE. Meetings can be short.
We collected £283.03 in the street collection this year with the help of 25 collectors. Thanks to everyone who helped, especially Sarah Forman, Ursula Stubbings and Caroline Williams.
The GM Stall needs you
Next year Cambridge Concerns will be holding their GM stall outside the Guildhall on Saturdays from 13th January onwards. If you want to help on this or any other aspect of the GM campaign call Ursula Stubbings on 840882. If you want to contact Cambridge Concerns, call Julie Crick on 562364 or 410586 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a selection of eco-friendly cards and Christmas presents in the Cambridge FOE office, such as shampoo, soap, pencils, stationary, badges, rubbers, sharpeners, balloons, puzzles and cards. Also, recycled Christmas cards, £2.50 per pack of 10 with envelopes. Different categories (stated on back). Ring Ursula on 840882 if there is not enough choice in the office.
If you wish to visit the office, please telephone 01223-840882 to make an appointment
New e-mail address?
If any of our members has recently acquired e-mail, or have changed their e-mail address, could they please submit their new address to the office, if they wish to do so. Thanks.
New cycle route map
The second edition of the Cambridge Cycle Campaigns Cambridge Cycle Route map has been published by Cambridgeshire County Council. Copies of the map have been distributed to libraries and tourist information centres, and are available free from Cambridgeshire County Council. For a copy call (01223) 717385.
Leaflets on plastic recycling
Sandra Budden, a student at Anglia Polytechnic University has produced two leaflets on plastic recycling for us as part of a project she is undertaking.
Also, a collection by Emily Mackenzie, an undergraduate at St Johns College raised £10.54. Many thanks!!
Real food and wine
If youre interested in the real food issue, and want to find out what is wrong with modern farming and food production, then look no further than The Real Food Book. The book also offers a wealth of information on how to find locally produced and seasonal foods. Local group price is £2.50. If you have a great affinity for alcoholic beverages (or are just an alcoholic) then the Organic Wine Guide, which describes more than 400 organic wines, is the book for you. Local group price is £7. Order by credit card (p&p will be added) from FOE Supporter Services Unit on 020 7490 1555, 9am - 4pm, Mon - Fri.
FOE have conducted a survey of manufacturers and retailers of household chemical products, such as personal care products, to find out if certain potentially hazardous chemicals are present in them, and if they are planning to phase them out. The results of the survey have been published in a consumer guide for parents and parents-to-be. If you want a copy of the guide, contact Anna Watson at National FOE on 020 7566 1693 or email@example.com
Factory watch campaign
The latest results show that the poorest people in society are exposed to the most industrial pollution. If you want to find out more, see National FOEs website at www.foe.co.uk/factorywatch
Mobile phone masts
If anyone is worried about the proliferation of mobile phone masts etc., contact www.powerwatch.org.uk, or telephone Alastair Philips on 01353-778814 or Simon Best on 0906-4010237 for the "Electric Hazard and Therapy" help-line.
Climate change reports
National FOE now have two new reports available on climate change. To obtain Extreme Weather, a report on British and global weather over the last three months, contact Nick Rau on 020 7566 1673 or firstname.lastname@example.org or download from www.foeeurope.org/dike/extremes.htm . For a report on the victims of climate change, order Gathering storm: the human cost of climate change from Nick Rau.
Return to December 2000 Contents