More power to eco champ's green elbows

IT can surely come as no surprise that there are policy issues between the Liberal Democrat and Tory partners in Camden s administration, importantly on green issues. The sustainability task force which Cllr Rowell chairs is a cross-party ginger group. A

IT can surely come as no surprise that there are policy issues between the Liberal Democrat and Tory partners in Camden's administration, importantly on green issues.

The sustainability task force which Cllr Rowell chairs is a cross-party ginger group. As such, in my opinion its function is to press the 10 executive councillors and Camden's officers towards the climate change agenda.

Of course, at times, inadvertently protocol isn't observed, fiefdoms are challenged and, yes, there are resultant tensions and frustrations. But this is a healthy part of democracy.

Alexis Rowell has blood in his veins, boundless enthusiasm and passion for the climate change agenda. More power to him!


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He warrants the support of residents from all political persuasions - not just from members of the sustainability task force, of which I'm proud to be a part. It's an outward facing group, with the next meeting to be held at 6.30 pm on September 26, and one of the more exciting forums that takes place in the town hall, so why not come along?

Cllr Paul Braithwaite

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(Lib Dem) Cantelowes ward

Susan Melkman's response (H&H letters August 23) to Alexis Rowell's excellent contributions on global warming is a remarkable mixture of ignorance and denial.

The number of genuine - let alone "eminent" - climate scientists who question the findings of the IPCC can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

If there really is "no practical alternative to flying", I wonder how my mother, and my sister and her children, managed to cross the Atlantic several times in the 1950s, not to mention Anton Dvorak in the 1890s, (leading to the New World Symphony), and Freud and Jung a few years later.

The real problem is the number of people like Susan Melkman who refuse to contemplate any sacrifice in their affluent life-styles needed to avert catastrophe for our grandchildren everywhere.

JOHN MEAD

Bisham Gardens, N6

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