EVERYTHING we do as a council should consider the implications on climate change and the natural environment.

So says the CEC Environmental Strategy statement and consultation.

This should be read and understood alongside the CEC draft economic strategy.

Within which it bends over backwards in appeasement to the priority to the Local Enterprise Partnership and the Cheshire Constellation partnership’s vision of boosting the area’s economy from £30 billion to £50 billion per annum based on building on green belt and with new roads and High Speed Rail, connecting with airports and encouraging growth in air travel.

All largely based on “business as usual” economics, with a few concessions to the climate crises we are in.

No wonder then that we see our streets routinely occupied with children on climate strike and our capital brought to a standstill by environmental activists Extinction Rebellion.

This summer we experienced the hottest July on record with a temperature of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, by 2050 it is expected that this will be the norm for a summer’s day. Bear in mind, that day in July was during a heatwave – an extreme weather event.

We can also expect heatwaves and extreme weather events in 2050 – above the norm. That could very well mean a further ten degrees above. In such temperatures systems will fail, and put the lives of millions at risk in the UK.

The strategy from CEC gives a priority to economic growth and puts our children’s future very much at high risk and peril.

Nigel Hennerley Green Party, Tatton