Climate


Real Zero

16 October 2019 2019 has seen climate consciousness reshape the political conversation around the world, but for this new awareness to make a difference, we need to get real about targets and timescale, write Souparna Lahiri, Niclas Hällström and Rachel Rose Jackson. 

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Taking on industrial agriculture

11 October 2019 As the XR International Rebellion continues, Katie Sandwell reports on the recent Free the Soil Action Camp which strengthened ties between food sovereignty and climate justice movements

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It’s time to add global justice to XR’s demands

10 October 2019 Extinction Rebellion must recognise the impacts of colonialism and capitalism, and demand a just transition for all, argues Aranyo Aarjan

Why we’ve joined the global climate strike

22 September 2019 Landry Ninteretse and Ian Rivera share perspectives from Kenya and the Philippines and call for universal energy systems that are clean and renewable, public and decentralised

Power beyond borders

7 July 2019 The climate crisis is the greatest act of systemic racism in human history, argues Cameron Joshi

Net zero emissions by 2050? It’s a sham

21 June 2019 Youth climate activist Lola Fayokun calls for climate justice not half measures

Rethinking ownership is key to solving the climate crisis

1 May 2019 Mathew Lawrence writes that we need to overhaul the private, profit-driven ownership models wrecking the climate and the economy

Poor and marginalised people bear the brunt of climate change

2 April 2019 Tackling environmental collapse is a matter of class, racial and gender justice, writes Jori Hamilton

How to save a scorched Earth

1 November 2018 We have entered a new, dangerous epoch in the Earth’s history, argue Simon L Lewis and Mark A Maslin. As humanity becomes the primary force re-shaping the planet, how can we avoid destroying it?

Overpopulation isn’t causing climate change. Blame capitalism.

17 August 2018 There aren't too many people. There are too many profiteers. By Eleanor Penny

Today we’ve consumed more resources than the planet can renew in a year

1 August 2018 Our economies are operating a giant planetary Ponzi scheme: borrowing far more from the Earth’s ecosystems than they can sustain. By Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton

On track to what? Colonialism, climate change and COP23

19 December 2017 Nic Beuret, Anja Kanngieser, and Leon Sealey-Huggins explore the effects of the COP23 negotiations on the global south.

As London City Airport turns 30, let’s imagine a world without it

26 October 2017 London City Airport has faced resistance for its entire lifetime, writes Ali Tamlit – and some day soon we will win

To stop the BBC interviewing climate deniers, we need to make climate change less boring

11 August 2017 To stop cranks like Lord Lawson getting airtime, we need to provoke more interesting debates around climate change than whether it's real or not, writes Leo Barasi

Join the Rolling Resistance to the frackers

12 July 2017 Al Wilson invites you to take part in a month of anti-fracking action in Lancashire with Reclaim the Power

Axe Drax: Stop polluting power from scooping vast government subsidies

11 April 2017 Drax is the UK's biggest source of CO2 emissions – and we're paying for it, writes Almuth Ernsting

Changing our attitude to Climate Change

25 March 2017 Paul Allen of the Centre for Alternative Technology spells out what we need to do to break through the inaction over climate change

Don’t delay – ditch coal

26 January 2017 Take action this month with the Coal Action Network. By Anne Harris

The centre-left’s narrative on climate change has convinced no one

23 November 2016 Trump's victory is another sign of the failure of the centre-left's narrative on climate change. A new message is needed, and new politicians to deliver it, writes Alex Randall

Airport expansion is a racist policy

21 November 2016 Climate change is a colonial crisis, writes Jo Ram

Resisting airport expansion, from the ZAD to Heathrow

6 October 2016 Kelvin Mason speaks to John Jordan who is squatting the site of a planned airport in France

It’s happening: 2016 is the year of climate disobedience

14 June 2016 Kara Moses describes a season of record-breaking milestones in the fight against climate change

Reclaim the Power sets up camp in Wales

13 May 2016 Kelvin Mason reports from Reclaim the Power's camp against opencast mining in Wales, looking at its organisation and future actions

Seven reflections on Liberating Tate

19 March 2016 As BP's sponsorship of the Tate ends, Kevin Smith of Liberate Tate looks back at the successful campaign to get the oil firm's dirty money out of the art gallery

From Russia to Colombia, the villages destroyed by Britain’s coal addiction

29 February 2016 Anne Harris reports on the people being made homeless because of mining to feed the UK's coal-fired power stations

Heathrow 13: Don’t make us ‘heroes’ – this is everyone’s struggle

26 February 2016 Alistair Tamlit, one of the 13 climate protesters who narrowly avoided jail this week, reflects on the pitfalls of labelling activists who do high-profile actions as 'heroes'

13 climate criminals who should be in jail

23 February 2016 As the Heathrow 13 face prison for protesting against airport expansion, Tom Walker lists the real climate offenders

From our anti-airport occupation in France, we send solidarity to the Heathrow 13

20 February 2016 Camille Vincent writes on life at the six-year ZAD protest site, and the parallels to the battle against Heathrow expansion

Together we’re unstoppable: why this is the year to turn the tide

10 February 2016 As the Heathrow 13 face jail, the best way to support them is to get active, writes Rosa Fields

2016: a year of escalation for climate action

6 February 2016 After the predictable failure of the Paris climate talks to deliver anything meaningful, 2016 must be the year we escalate grassroots activism to do more in a year than our governments have done in 21, writes Sam Blacksmith

We don’t need more runways – we need to tax frequent flyers

8 January 2016 Stopping a third runway at Heathrow takes us only so far. A frequent-flyer levy would solve the aviation problem altogether, writes Leo Murray

Words without action: Seven takeaways from the Paris climate deal

14 December 2015 The Paris Agreement on climate change has been hailed as a 'turning point for the world'. But it is long on rhetoric and short on real commitments, finds Oscar Reyes

The corporate capture of the climate talks

10 December 2015 Pascoe Sabido from Corporate Europe Observatory looks at how the Paris summit has been co-opted by polluters

Adapting to change

1 December 2015 The impact of climate change on human migration could be profound. But the relationship between the two is far more complicated than many suggest, writes Alex Randall

Paris attacks and the climate summit: we can and must become stronger from this

23 November 2015 Untimely acts of war have a long history of destroying blossoming social movements. We must make the links, argues Kara Moses: oil is the common factor between terrorism and climate change

Everything you need to know about the climate mobilisations in Paris

18 November 2015 World governments are about to meet in Paris to negotiate a global agreement on climate change. But the real action will be in the streets, says Kara Moses

On 'D12', we will draw our red lines in Paris

10 November 2015 John Jordan writes on the climate justice movement's call for mass disobedience in Paris on 12 December, and beyond

Come to Paris – and help create a climate movement beyond the summits

5 November 2015 Throughout November and December, Red Pepper will be running a series of articles in the run up to the climate talks in Paris. Red Pepper environment editor Kara Moses kicks off with some reasons to go to Paris beyond trying to influence a broken process.

Ken Saro-Wiwa and the power of resistance

25 October 2015 On the 20th anniversary of Saro-Wiwa’s murder, Nigerian activist Ken Henshaw describes how his struggle put justice at the centre of environmentalism

Paris climate summit: Not saving the world

25 October 2015 Alex Scrivener explores why excessive optimism in the run up to the coming summit in Paris ignores the voices of those most affected by climate change

How the next generation is challenging big oil

20 September 2015 Lindsay Alderton explains why a group of children staged a protest intervention against BP

The Corbynomics of energy

11 September 2015 Behind the media smokescreen, how green is Jeremy Corbyn? Alan Simpson digs deeper into Corbyn's energy policies

Time to Act! conference 2015

10 September 2015 Ken Montague, Secretary of the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group, explains what's on at a major national conference in Sheffield on 19 September

Shutting down a coal mine on the road through Paris

19 August 2015 Last weekend fifteen hundred people from across the world shut down one of the most destructive coal mines on the planet. Morten Thaysen was there.

Earth First! Summer Gathering

4 August 2015 You are invited to Earth First! Summer Gathering on 19 - 24 August in the Peak District

Dirty money

1 August 2015 Jo Ram asks how the growing fossil fuel divestment movement can deliver radical change

Artwash

1 June 2015 BP has been on the receiving end of a sustained campaign to end oil sponsorship of the arts. Mel Evans explains why this is an important issue to target

We need to reclaim the power, now more than ever

22 May 2015 Kara Moses explains the issues behind the upcoming Reclaim the Power climate action camp at Didcot power station

Runway of dreams

1 April 2015 Justine Hammond reports on five years of resistance to airport expansion



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