Climate Change


“Running through all our policies like a stick of rock is climate change”: interview with Tracey Hague, Green Party candidate for the London Assembly

Posted on April 7th, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. No Comments

Andrew Hamilton-Thomas’ series of interviews with London Assembly candidates concludes, as Tracey Hague stakes out the Green case and ‘the power of good ideas’

Tell me a bit about yourself. What makes you passionate? Why are you standing for the London Assembly as the Green Party candidate for Croydon and Sutton?

Croydon born and bred, I am a mum of two boys and active … Read More »



Climate change in Croydon and beyond

Posted on August 27th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Robert Ward assesses the threat of global warming, and what might have to be done here in Croydon

I recently wrote about the opportunities of oil and gas exploration around Croydon. Having worked in that industry I’m confident that it can be done safely and responsibly.

One aspect that I didn’t cover is climate change. It’s a subject that has become a test of … Read More »



Croydon on the climate change march, Saturday 7th March 2015

Posted on March 18th, by Peter Underwood in Politics & Society. 4 comments

One Saturday in March, a group of Croydonians set out to make a difference. Peter Underwood reports

On Saturday 7th March a group of Croydon residents met at East Croydon station before heading up to central London. We were on our way to join many thousands of others on a march to highlight the need for action on climate change.

We were a diverse group with … Read More »



Print Archive: April 2014 News Magazine – Croydon underwater

Posted on May 1st, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. Comments Off

In this issue, the Citizen looks at the 2014 Croydon floods, the economy of #Croydon #TechCity and the David Lean Cinema

Happily and not too surprisingly, this month’s cover image did not come to pass, but there’s no denying that flooding was a big issue for Croydonians. Homes were evacuated, transport connections were cut off and a spontaneous lake appeared in Purley, complete with its own personality … Read More »



There’s a storm coming, Croydon

Posted on April 11th, by Paul Williams in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Could 2014 be the year that climate change comes home? Paul Williams definitely thinks so

“There’s a storm coming, Mr Wayne.” So spoke Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle in 2012′s The Dark Knight Rises, a film partially shot in Croydon. Her words became an iconic quotation that is useful today. There’s a storm coming, Croydon.

But unlike Gotham City, you can still do something about it.

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Climate change comes to Croydon: flooding and my fears for the future

Posted on March 28th, by Clive Farndon in Culture. No Comments

Clive Farndon, co-ordinator of Croydon Greenpeace, reflects on how global warming made itself felt locally – with a vengeance

I cannot believe it’s not raining. I am actually sitting at the bus stop bathed in warm sunshine.

It has rained and rained and rained until I thought it could not possibly rain any more – not just here in Croydon but across the country. … Read More »