Climate


Fracking is just the beginning: the rise of extreme energy

10 August 2013 New extraction methods show the fossil fuel industry in confident mood. They are a new frontline in the fight against climate change, writes Charlotte Wilson

Balcombe: How Osborne’s fracking plans are re-energising the environmental movement

2 August 2013 Anders Lorenzen looks at the growing movement against shale gas

Toxic gas: why we need to stop fracking

7 June 2013 Tony Bosworth and Helen Rimmer report on plans to expand fracking across the UK and look at why we need to leave shale gas in the ground

Confronting the climate crisis: interview

22 May 2013 Kara Moses speaks to UCU's Graham Petersen ahead of the Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group's conference bringing together climate scientists, trade unionists and environmental activists.

EDF’s abuse of power

15 April 2013 Power company EDF hit the headlines by threatening to sue climate campaigners for £5 million. Ewa Jasiewicz, one of the protesters, explains why they targeted the company

The secure and the damned

24 March 2013 Nick Buxton and Ben Hayes explore the growing emphasis on security and control over resources in response to climate change

Resistance is fertile over third runway

12 January 2013 As proposals for a new runway at Heathrow are resurrected, Isabelle Koksal visits the eco-settlement set up to stand in its way

Doom at Doha, but hope outside

3 December 2012 As the UN climate summit in Qatar comes to a close, Mads Ryle reports on the grassroots action on climate change that offers a real alternative

Why being green does not mean being poor

3 July 2012 Climate Justice Collective’s Alex Granger dispels the myth that investment in renewables is behind rising energy costs

Native peoples left out in the cold at Rio+20

26 June 2012 The Rio+20 Summit was largely inaccessible to those most impacted by socio-environmental destruction, says Jeff Conant

Rio+20: The Great Moving Nowhere Show

25 June 2012 Oscar Reyes reflects on the Rio+20 Summit, and whether the plans outlined for sustainability really do represent ‘the future we want’

One Million Climate Jobs: An interview with John Stewart

16 May 2012 Tom Robinson talks to the Chair of the Campaign Against Climate Change on how the creation of one million climate jobs could help save the economy and the environment

After Durban: All talked out?

30 January 2012 The UN climate talks in Durban followed a familiar script of inaction. Oscar Reyes asks if activists should still be focusing attention on them

After COP17: turning promises into action

30 December 2011 Peter Robinson on the Durban climate talks and the challenges facing climate activists.

What the frack?

8 December 2011 Philip Mitchell on how ‘fracking’ may have brought earthquakes to Blackpool

Fueling an oily future

24 November 2011 Art activists Platform look at BP's sponsorship of the Olympics

Time to be honest

25 May 2011 Nick Buxton speaks to Tim DeChristopher, an activist shaking up the mainstream US environmental movement

The World Social Forum and the battle for COP17

15 February 2011 Vishwas Satgar on the World Social Forum, climate justice and the limits of anti-capitalist civil society

Cancún calamity

18 December 2010 The agreement reached at the Cancún climate talks was actually a step backwards, writes Nick Buxton

Real green living

18 December 2010 The eco-village of Vauban in Germany signposts one answer to climate change, reports Heather Rogers

Degrow or die?

30 November 2010 John Bellamy Foster opens a debate on ‘degrowth’, climate crisis and capitalism

Response: A constructive dialogue for change

30 November 2010 John Bellamy Foster's critique of capitalism's ecologically destructive nature is sound, writes Ted Benton, but we need to think less vaguely about bringing together a coalition for change

Less capitalism, more planet

30 November 2010 In the context of austerity, it can seem almost frivolous to continue to talk about climate change. It is not, writes James O'Nions

Nuclear power? It’s still no thanks

27 September 2010 Nuclear is no green alternative, writes Oscar Reyes

Zero carbon Britain

25 July 2010 Kim Bryan examines a new report that sets out to show that it's possible to make Britain 'zero carbon' by 2030

Fierce urgency

25 July 2010 Beyond the Tipping Point? Director: Stefan Skrimshire ‘That it goes on like this is the catastrophe,’ the German critic Walter Benjamin once wrote, a comment all the more prescient given that our present lifestyles threaten to change the climate beyond the point of reversability. This film is not about the climate science behind the suggestion […]

Are we too many?

29 May 2010 Andy Lockhart is concerned by the returning spectre of 'overpopulation' in arguments about climate change

Cop out?

11 March 2010 As negotiations fell apart inside the Copenhagen climate conference, protesters from around the world came together outside. But was the counter-mobilisation a success? Ben Lear reports

From Hopenhagen to Flopenhagen

17 February 2010 Broken bones and bruises aside, what actually came out of Copenhagen? Oscar Reyes suggests much of the process was flawed from the beginning

Unions see green light on climate

11 January 2010 Chris Baugh explains how the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union and other UK trade unions are beginning to respond to the urgency of climate change with an agenda of 'just transition'

Transitional demands

19 December 2009 As a global deal on climate change recedes into the future, perhaps the local level is our only hope of preventing climate catastrophe. Sarah Irving investigates the Transition movement, which aims to move us 'from oil dependency to local resilience,' using the power of community

Climate Justice protesters reclaim power as UN talks dither

18 December 2009 With ministers and heads of states arriving in Copenhagen, protests surrounded the climate change conference venue, writes Oscar Reyes

Confronting the climate circus

16 December 2009 Over the weekend, activists and social movements took to the streets in several large demonstrations around the world to confront the climate circus. Tamra Gilbertson and Ricardo Santos report back on some of the actions

Divide and rule: paving the way to an unjust deal

16 December 2009 As climate talks enter their final phase, Oscar Reyes outlines the hardball negotiating tactics being used to force a weak deal that favours industrialised nations

Climate indebted

14 December 2009 While climate change is an environmental problem, the way we deal with it will have a massive impact on economic development and inequality on a global scale. Tim Jones argues that a transfer of wealth and power from the global North to South is essential to averting climate catastrophe

Climate technologies: a leap into the unknown

11 December 2009 A new 'technology mechanism' could reward untested techniques that damage the climate, warns Oscar Reyes

Copenhagen Plan B: ‘protect the rich’

9 December 2009 A leaked text of the political declaration that could conclude the Copenhagen conference reveals backroom dealings that offer little to the Majority World, writes Oscar Reyes

Wonderful Wonderful Carbon Haven!

7 December 2009 With the activists gearing up outside and developing countries in no mood for compromise - climate justice is definitely on the agenda this time round, reports Kim Bryan in Copenhagen

What’s at stake in Copenhagen

7 December 2009 Tamra Gilbertson and Oscar Reyes set out the crucial debates at Copenhagen

The spectre of ‘overpopulation’

7 December 2009 Whenever global environmental crises, poverty or world hunger is at issue, the overpopulation argument is raised. It is now occurring in debates on the worsening climate situation, warns Sarah Sexton

Change trade, not our climate

7 December 2009 Global trade rules are stacked in favour of a poor deal for the climate, argues Ronnie Hall

Climate headed for crash landing

7 December 2009 Imagine sending your own daughter on a plane that has only 50 per cent chance of landing. You would never do it. Yet sadly as we gear up for the biggest climate meeting in Copenhagen, this is what many developed countries seem prepared to do with our planet, argues Pablo Solón

There is no environmental crisis: the crisis is democracy

6 December 2009 A global climate change deal for the planet at Copenhagen needs to be about equality and freedom. Otherwise it's not a planet worth saving, says Paul Chatterton

A climate for change

29 November 2009 On the occasion of mass protests at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, we should also celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Seattle protests, and the anti-globalisation movement they helped to establish

Cop this

28 November 2009 The UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December is a major event in the battle to strike a deal on cutting carbon emissions. Oscar Reyes picks his way through the plethora of campaigns and networks that are making demands and calling protests and actions

The great global land grab

7 November 2009 The global food crisis has prompted various rich countries to start buying up land in the poorer world to secure their food supplies. As well as affecting domestic food supplies in the countries affected, Sue Branford says it could be a time bomb for the world's ability to cope with climate change

A fight worth having

21 October 2009 Kate Ferguson interviews Ian Terry, a 23-year-old wind turbine worker involved in the occupation of the Vestas factory on the Isle of Wight

Carry on camping?

7 October 2009 Beginning in 2006, Climate Camp has captured the imagination of activists and the interest of the press. At a more peaceful than usual gathering in Blackheath this year, Andy Bowman spoke to participants about their reflections on the past three years, and the way forward

Carbon con-trick

1 October 2009 Michael Meacher MP says the government's low carbon transition plan is built on an accounting trick whereby developing countries shoulder the burden

Transitioning the financial crisis

28 June 2009 While the financial crisis seems to have knocked the wind out of the international community and the British government's environmental passion, one group is going from strength to strength, Sam Mohun Himmelweit reports



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