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Webchat with Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change - this Thurs Dec 3rd, 1.15 - 2.15

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JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-Dec-09 15:56:37

We're delighted to announce that Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, is coming on for a webchat this Thursday, 3rd Dec at 1.15-2.15. Ed Miliband will be leading the UK government's negotiations at the Cophenhagan summit which commences on Dec 7th, is one of the chief architects of Labour's election manifesto and is viewed by many as a potential future leader of the party.

Ed represents Doncaster North, lives with partner Justine and six month old Daniel and has also had government jobs tackling social exclusion and supporting the voluntary sector.

Please post advance questions here if you can't make the chat. (And do please refer to our webchat rules summarised at the top of this thread, and try to stick to them or they'll be trouble!)

lindsaygii Sat 05-Dec-09 19:48:42

'Things' do NOT move rapidly. The attention span of the press and the average parliamentary researcher may move rapidly. But things have barely moved in the last thirty years as far as the environment is concerned, and certainly hardly at all under Labour.

The arguments might change, but the reality of the world won't have. I'm an ex-journalist, and I can tell you that what goes wrong is the confusion between what is a 'story' and what is actually happens. And that starts with the MPs themselves.

Miliband isn't meant to be promoting himself, or the Labour party, or anything but the environment.

He is paid - by us - to manage the country. He has been given the job of managing the part that relates to climate change. All the rest is flim flam and nonsense.

QueenHera Sun 06-Dec-09 09:51:35

There is NO evidence that carbon dioxide levels precede global warming. The Sun's activities increase or decrease Earth temperature.
Carbon dioxide levels increase as a result of global warming.
22 billion "food" animals are responsible for massive amounts of the most potent greenhouse gas, methane, water pollution and shortages, land pollution, destroyed rain forests and human food shortage.
There is no such thing as a non-vegan environmentalist.

lindsaygii Sun 06-Dec-09 11:11:07

There is no such thing as QueenHera's brain.

Centuries of searching for it has convinced scientists that the theory that she has a brain must be discredited and that the science should move on.

You're an idiot, QH. Enjoy the future.

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