The Conservative East Riding Council have denied that Climate Change exists on many occasions when they voted down motions by local Lib Dems which called for the Council to declare a Climate Emergency; most recently in July 2020. This must be challenged as it is scientifically wrong.
Local Lib Dems in the East Riding have suggested that considering the impact on the climate should be part of the decision-making process in the East Riding Council and their motion would have ensured this.
Climate Emergencies have been declared in the overwhelming majority of Councils around the country, check out the list here.
It is deeply concerning that Conservatives in the East Riding have chosen to join Donald Trump in denying the existence of Climate Change, in spite of the hard facts to the contrary.
East Riding residents know all too well about Climate Change - the floods of 2007 and 2013 demonstrate how Climate Change has contributed to rising sea levels and sudden huge volumes of rain and so we all need to play our part to combat Climate Change.
If you agree with us that extremist and catastrophic opinions like Donald Trump's have no place in the East Riding and want to preserve the beauty of our East Riding, then sign the petition below.
"I call on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to declare a Climate Emergency; stop denying the existence of Climate Change and follow the overwhelming majority of other Local Governments around the country in declaring a Climate Emergency."