The Big Ask in Ashton

The Big Ask in Ashton

30th September 2007

On Sunday 30th September, campaigners from Manchester Friends of the Earth tracked down a forlorn polar bear, who had migrated to Ashton in search of a new home.

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The people of Ashton came to his rescue though, signing more than 200 postcards to their local MPs in support of a strong Climate Change Bill.

The Bill will be debated in Parliament later this year, and we are asking for three key amendments to ensure that the UK does its fair share to avoid dangerous climate change – the Bill must:

set a long-term emission reduction target in line with the latest science of at least 80 per cent by 2050;

count emissions from all sources, including international aviation and shipping;

include annual targets so politicians can’t blame previous Governments for missed targets.

To find out more, and to send a video message to your MP, visit The Big Ask website at www.thebigask.com.

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