A RECENT report by the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change (IPCC) calls for “deep emissions reductions in all sectors and a significant upscaling of investments in those options”.

The “largescale deployment of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) can only be achieved if global CO2 emissions start to decline well before 2030”.

This echoes the findings in 2016 of the Government’s own committee on climate change that “even without additional emissions from onshore petroleum extraction, it is difficult to see how significant further emissions reductions could be found to offset the impact of additional fossil fuel production”.

In other words, the fracking and burning of more fossil fuels goes completely against the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, the international Paris Agreement and this latest IPCC report.

The imminent fracking in Lancashire and at Kirby Misperton reveals a governing party overturning the democratic will of local communities – while at the same time claiming to support CO2 reduction. It’s a disgrace.

Dr Peter Williams, Malton

Nominations please

THE National Autistic Society is looking for people and organisations who’ve done something amazing for autistic children, adults, or their families.

Perhaps it’s a teacher who has helped a child achieve something great, an autistic adult who has

been campaigning tirelessly or a business that has put a lot of effort into making their workplace accessible.

If any of your readers know of a person or organisation like this, please nominate them for our seventh annual Autism Professionals Awards.

We want to celebrate their achievements, so we can improve understanding of autism and inspire other people and organisations to make a difference too.

Find out more about autism and nominate by visiting autismprofessionalsawards.org.uk

Carol Povey, director of the National Autistic Society’s Centre for Autism

Armistice Service

I AM writing to you to let you know the details for the Armistice Day Service this year.

The service will take place beside our memorial in the layby alongside Cot Nab Farm on Garrowby Hill on Sunday, November 11. We aim to start at 10.45am prompt.

If you wish, me, during the service to mention the name (s) of people dear to you who lost their lives in wartime or after, please let me know.

Email the details to pawsawhile@madasafish.com

Julie Emlyn-Jones, Cardiff

Marvellous idea

REGARDING the dualling of the A64 - a marvellous idea.

It will remove the ridiculous pink hawthorn and copper beeches which distract drivers, and will allow them an extra 10 to 20 minutes in Scarborough to look for a parking


JR Turner, Cropton