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To: Department for Education

Teach 'Global Warming Song' in schools

“We call upon the Department for Education to promote the singing of the Global Warming song (see link and words below) in primary and secondary schools as a way of showing that the Government is serious about shrinking the national carbon footprint”

Why is this important?

Global warming petition

Global warming is causing extreme weather events around the world, costing an increasing number of lives each year. And unless drastic action is taken, at a local, national and international level, it is going to get a whole lot worse.

Michael Gove has been forced by public outcry to keep climate change on the National Curriculum.
But we need to keep the pressure on.

The Global Warming song includes specific actions, such as “Stop oil, gas and coal being mined”. By promoting the song in schools, the Government could show that it is serious about taking constructive action, rather than just being full of greenwash.

You are invited to sign the following petition, to keep the pressure on:

“We call upon the Department for Education to promote the singing of the Global Warming song (see link and words below) in primary and secondary schools as a way of showing that the Government is serious about shrinking the national carbon footprint”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9g_Ucr4twQ&feature=youtu.be


Global Warming Song
(to the tune of ‘What can we do with the drunken sailor?’)

Chorus: What can we do about global warming?
What can we do about global warming?
What can we do about global warming?
Shrink our carbon footprint!

1. Walk, cycle, bus and train
Car share, avoid the plane
Holiday at home, learn to love the rain
Shrink our carbon footprint!

2. Insulate homes and get them lined
Stop oil, gas and coal being mined
Use tidal, solar, wind and find we’ll
Shrink our carbon footprint!

Chorus: What can we do about global warming?
What can we do about global warming?
What can we do about global warming?
Shrink our carbon footprint!

3. Organic, local, seasonal eating
Recycle, mend, turn down the heating
Share, cooperate, stop competing
Shrink our carbon footprint!

Watch out! The seas are rising
Cry out! The seas are rising
Bale out! The seas are rising
Save our lovely planet!

4. Don’t believe the greenwash, keep on prying
Tax millionaires, stop envy buying
Climate change deniers, they’re all lying
Shrink our carbon footprint!

Chorus:
We can do a lot about global warming
We can do a lot about global warming
We can do a lot about global warming
Save our lovely planet!

Lyrics by Oliver Swingler and Making Waves choir, Cullercoats, UK – Version 3 March 2013”


Reasons for signing

  • There has been a successful anti-renewable energy campaign in the media for several years; Britain, of all European countries, has the most negative attitude to wind farms because of this. We have to counter this!
  • Kids need to know about global warming - they're the ones who will have to face it.
  • Brilliant, simple idea. Anyone want to record a more harmonic version?

Updates

2013-07-23 12:41:34 +0100

100 signatures reached

2013-07-19 18:15:11 +0100

50 signatures reached

2013-07-19 08:01:30 +0100

25 signatures reached

2013-07-18 13:39:50 +0100

10 signatures reached