Would you like to invite or host speakers, or a film screening, at an event near you?
This is something that is likely to effect almost all of us, so if you’d like someone to come and talk about it to a group you’re involved with, from church groups to trade unions, then please get in touch.
Local groups across East Yorkshire hold regular meetings, please contact your local group for details.
Pop-up Protest + Visit to West Newton Wellsite and Monitoring & Information Station
Sat 16th Feb, 12:00 – Mulberry Lane, New Ellerby HU11 5AU
Just up from the The Railway Inn, and there are lay-bys for parking.
Location on OS maps here.
Transition & Permaculture Hull present:
Power Trip: Fracking in the UK (2018)
Mon 18th Feb, 19:30 – Friends Meeting House, Bean St, Hull HU3 2PR
All welcome. FREE.
The film takes you onto the frontlines of UK resistance in the battle to stop Fracking. It follows grandmothers (Lancashire Nanas) as they team up with younger activists (Reclaim the Power) to shut down Cuadrilla’s drilling sites. In Lancashire and Sussex trucks are occupied, drilling sites are blocked and supply chains are disrupted. Police are spending millions of pounds trying (and failing) to stop the daily protests. One man attempts to make a citizens arrest on the Prime Minister for allegedly misleading the public over this form of extreme energy extraction. The film shows the truck surfing actions which led to the controversial jailing of 3 people for protesting Fracking. The film widens the discussion to highlight the role of the media and lobby groups in shaping public perception of unconventional gas and oil exploration. We hear from energy experts, journalists and key politicians amongst the voices of local residents and councillors.
We will also have an update from a member of the local campaign against fracking, Frack Free East Yorkshire, on activity at the West Newton well site, north east of Hull, which is now live.
Science Cafe Beverley presents:
Talk + Q&A: “When will Hull be Underwater?”
19:30, Wed 27th Feb – The Potting Shed pub, Flemingate, Beverley HU17 0NU
At Science Cafe a scientist comes and gives a short talk, in an informal environment over a coffee. Or in this case, over a pint if you prefer, as it’s in a pub. After a refill, there’s a question & answer session.
This month’s speaker is Dr Chris Skinner, University of Hull, Department of Geography, Environment & Earth Sciences. The subject may be of interest, given it’s close relation to climate change, and sea level rise.
F.F.E.Y. notes: In the 2013 storm surge flooding occurred across Humberside, and the River Hull tidal barrier was centimetres from being breached. We are currently at 1˚C of global warming, and 0.25m of sea-level rise. According to recent research, this has already locked in 2m of rise by 2100 (so within the lifetime of today’s children), as ice continues to melt, and we could be on track for nearly 9m.
Interactive map, with references, here.
Frack Free East Yorkshire Planning Meeting
19:00, Thurs 28th Feb – Beverley, Quaker Meeting House
Please send a representative or 2 from your group; new groups welcome. *note 7pm start time*