Pete Postlethwaite in Age of
- Lobby MSPS on Climate Change and See a Film to
Change the World!
This is a crucial year on Climate Change, with
UN talks in Copenhagen in December due to agree
a successor to Kyoto. The stronger we make the Scottish
Bill the better. It could then influence other countries
and the talks.
You can email
here directly from the UNISON Scotland website
at but there are other details and ideas in the
newsletter, including the names of MSPs on the Transport,
Infrastructure & Climate Change Committee which
is about to start scrutinising the Bill. Please
check whether these eight MSPs might represent members
in your area, as clearly they are particularly important
in planning lobbying.
Influencing Copenhagen is also the aim of The
Age of Stupid – a ‘documentary-drama-animation’
starring Pete Postlethwaite and directed by Franny
Armstrong, who made McLibel. It hits Scottish cinemas
in March. Branches might like to consider attending
cinema screenings or organising their own from May.
Details in the newsletter.
Franny Armstrong said that Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient
Truth “did a fantastic job at bringing the public
up-to-speed on the science of climate. The Age of
Stupid takes the baton from Gore and examines the
moral, psychological and human consequences of our
current way of life.”
Do please encourage people to go to cinemas to
see the film in its first week, from March 20, and
consider how you could use it in campaigning.