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Climate change


Hundreds meet in Llanelli to oppose coal gas plan

28 January 2014
Over 300 people poured into a meeting in Burry Port, Llanelli, to voice their anger and concern about plans for underground coal gasification (UCG) in the Loughor Estuary.

Locals and trade unionists join forces against fracking Barton Moss

28 January 2014
IGas is looking for gas near Salford—but opposition is growing, writes Katherine Jacobs

Climate reporting - It’s the end of the world as we know it, but TV feels fine

21 January 2014
With freezing weather confining millions of Americans to their homes for days on end recently, you’d think their TV news would want to discuss climate change. But you’d be wrong.

Protest in Salford as Cameron goes "all out" for fracking

14 January 2014
David Cameron has announced a bribe worth up to £1.7 million a year in business rates to councils that allow fracking for shale gas.

A chilling thought

07 January 2014
The weather has always been difficult to predict. But the past week has been particularly dramatic.

Mass walkout at UN climate talks in Warsaw

26 November 2013
Around 800 people walked out of the United Nations climate change talks in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday of last week.

Filipinos fight to survive in aftermath of typhoon Haiyan

19 November 2013
People in the Philippines are still struggling to survive a week after typhoon Haiyan hit.

After typhoon Haiyan - capitalism and the climate

19 November 2013
As the latest United Nations climate conference takes place Martin Empson examines why governments are so feeble in their efforts to challenge global warming

Philippines typhoon shows the price of poverty

12 November 2013
Rescue workers were fighting to get to outlying regions of the Philippines hit by typhoon Haiyan as Socialist Worker went to press. In the worst-hit city of Tacloban more than 10,000 people are thought to have died.

We don't need nuclear power

29 October 2013
We are told that Britain faces an energy crisis unless we build new nuclear power plants. Energy researcher Gerry Wolff told Socialist Worker that the crisis is fake—we don’t need nuclear

World is getting dangerously warmer, whatever the climate ‘sceptics’ say

01 October 2013
New international report from top climate scientists weakens climate sceptics' arguments

Anti-fracking protesters begin new phase of protest

03 September 2013
Anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, Sussex, began a month of rolling direct action on Monday of this week.

Shale gas firm forced to halt drilling as activists camp out

20 August 2013
 More than 1,000 people marched through the West Sussex village of Balcombe on Saturday of last week, against plans to frack for shale gas.

Melting and methane could speed up climate change

13 August 2013
The blind pursuit of profit means capitalism is taking us ever faster toward climate catastrophe, says John Parrington

Fracking - is the gas price bubble about to burst?

06 August 2013
Sections of Britain’s ruling class are desperate to find a magic solution that can end the crisis. Some hope copying the US fracking boom could be it.

Fracking - it's deep and it's dangerous

06 August 2013
Fracking aims to extract gas and oil locked in shale rocks by blasting them with a mixture of water, sand and chemicals and fracturing the rocks.

What's behind the fracking frenzy?

06 August 2013
The Tories are throwing money at some of Britain’s biggest firms to fund dangerous fracking projects. But their hopes of a “shale gas revolution” won’t benefit workers—and will create a disaster for the environment, writes Dave Sewell

Don’t just predict gloomy weather—change it

25 June 2013
Dave Sewell argues that global warming is behind extreme weather trends, but it can be stopped

Climate conference feels the heat

11 June 2013
Up to 200 people attended a conference on Confronting the Climate Crisis on Saturday of last week.

Summit to tackle climate crisis

04 June 2013
Summit to tackle climate crisis

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