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Tomorrow’s climate vote on a knife edge

July 4th, 2011 by

A picture of a polar bear on an iceberg

Photograph by U.S. Geological Survey


“This climate vote is going to be very close. 38 Degrees members could play a key role in making sure it goes the right way.”

Ruth Davis, Chief Policy Advisor, Greenpeace


Tomorrow could be a make or break day in the fight against climate change. There’s a crunch vote in the European parliament. It could come down to one or two votes. Hardline Conservative MEPs are threatening to vote against action to bring down emissions – we’ve got just 24 hours to stop them.

David Cameron could bring his MEPs into line by telling them to back strong climate action. That would probably tip the vote the right way. But Cameron will only act if he feels public pressure. Let’s help tip the vote the right way by sending Cameron a flood of emails urging him to act.

Can you send David Cameron a quick email asking him to make sure his MEPs don’t block vital climate change targets?

Tomorrow’s vote is crucial. If the European parliament votes for tougher targets it will be a great step towards cleaner energy, green jobs, and falling emissions. If the vote is lost, it’ll be a huge win for the dirty industries who are lobbying hard behind the scenes. If Europe rejects tougher targets, it will set back the fight against climate change across the world.

We know it works when we put pressure on David Cameron asking him to keep his climate promises. In May, thousands of us contacted him to tell him not to water down the UK’s own target – and it worked! Now, let’s do the same to make sure British MEPs don’t try to derail the Europe-wide climate effort.

Please email David Cameron now.

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  • Sallyandron42

    You ask people to be polite. Would it not have been a good idea to put “Please…” in the subject line of the email to David Cameron.

  • HeresHoping

    Hopefully David Cameron will see sense and tell his mates NOT to back climate change action. A lot
    of people have made a lot of money riding on the back of these doubtful stats for too long now. As for
    20% of electricity coming from renewables by 2020, ha ha get real. I used to be “green” but not any more.
    Green means greed now and that’s all. Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth etc are blinkered, arrogant and naive. Just carry on destroying what you are supposed to be protecting – even if you reduce carbon
    emissions it won’t make a dot of difference in the face of what is going on in China etc.
    You should check out     http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/
    to see what your support for useless wind farms for instance REALLY does to wildlife.
    I am hoping and hoping David Cameron has the courage to back out of all this madness otherwise
    there are going to be a lot of people voting UKIP next time.