We need your support to continue! Become a member
The Bristol Cable

The challenge and opportunity: The Cable’s climate crisis special is out now

It won’t be available in as many places this time, for obvious reasons, but if you join for £3 a month, you will get the latest edition direct to your door!

Co-op Community

The defining issue of our time is the climate and environmental emergency. In the small way that we can, the Cable wants to contribute to tipping the scales in the right direction. Starting with the 24th print edition of the Cable, out now!

This issue marks the start of a special series on the climate crisis, how it’s affecting us here in Bristol and what we can do. It’s only nine years from Bristol’s self-declared zero emissions target deadline and the clock is ticking.

We will be building on and investing more in reporting on this area, and drawing the dots between what can sometimes feel like a distant threat but is intimately linked to health, equality, economy and local issues.

That means vigorously holding power to account, but also recognising limitations of institutions like the council, and giving credit where due. It means highlighting great initiatives, imaginative solutions and action that give hope. But also not shying away from the fact that to address climate change we need to confront and change some of the very foundations of our economic system, and the politics and power that upholds it, right here in Bristol and beyond. This needs to happen fairly, and urgently. But there is hope.

And we’ll be involving readers in that effort in the coming weeks.

In this issue, in covering fossil-fuel pension investments to achievable green solutions from around the globe, we bring you environment stories about the good, the bad and the ugly.

We also cover plenty of other issues in this edition, from dodgy van dealers to the racist murder of Mikhail Hanid and the 2021 census that aims to capture a snapshot of society in the midst of the pandemic.

We’ll take you on a trip back in time with Soviet spy stories and also to the future, looking at what’s next for Bedminster’s East Street, and much more.

The slogan of our first Cable cartoon best illustrates the underpinning ethos of this issue and the Cable as a whole –  “Pulling together”. If we want to understand and address the big issues, be it the environment or Covid-19, the housing crisis or the criminal justice system, we need to work together.

At the Cable, with the support of 2,300+ members, we’re doing just that.

To get the climate special delivered in the post, simply become a Bristol Cable from £3 a month and build a new kind of newspaper.


Post a comment

Mark if this comment is from the author of the article

By posting a comment you agree to our Comment Policy.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related content

Bristol was one of five areas with illegal air pollution in 2020

The city’s Clean Air Zone is finally coming into force next summer after multiple delays. Campaigners say it can’t come soon enough.

Watch: the filmmakers behind 'Rooted in Bristol' discuss land, race and inequality

The new documentary, which premiered at Afrika Eye Film Festival, profiles Bristol’s Black and Afro-Caribbean food growers who discuss the importance of equitable access to land.

Could a camera developed in Bristol that can ‘see’ methane leaks offer a path to curbing industrial greenhouse gas emissions?

UN scientists argue that cutting methane offers the fastest, most effective way to reduce the rate of global temperature rises.

PHOTOESSAY: Protestors demand action on climate crisis

With negotiations ongoing at the COP26 climate summit, Bristolians took to the streets on Saturday to march for a greener future.

Andreas Malm: 'Why climate activists should engage in acts of sabotage'

Environmental protesters need to rethink their tactics, argues a Swedish scholar of human ecology who came to Bristol this week.

Bristol Clean Air Zone approved for summer 2022, nearly a year later than planned

Support for greener transport and exemptions have finally been announced, four years after the government ordered Bristol to tackle illegal levels of air pollution

Join our newsletter

Get the essential stories you won’t find anywhere else

Subscribe to the Cable newsletter to get our weekly round-up direct to your inbox every Saturday

Join our newsletter

Get the essential stories you won’t find anywhere else

Subscribe to the Cable newsletter to get our weekly round-up direct to your inbox every Saturday