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Pictures of Copenhagen demonstrations against climate change

15 December 2009

Climate summit has no solutions

15 December 2009
The outcome of the UN climate talks at Copenhagen will be rises in carbon dioxide emissions. The draft texts provide a variety of ways for countries and companies to keep polluting.

‘Flood’ of protest hits Copenhagen

15 December 2009
More than 100,000 protesters gathered in the Danish capital of Copenhagen last Saturday to demand that world leaders take serious action on climate change.

Why there’s no such thing as ‘clean coal’

15 December 2009
Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel there is. Burning coal to generate energy is responsible for around 40 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions and is the single biggest contributor to man-made carbon emissions.

Photos of climate demos, 5 December 2009

08 December 2009

Massive climate ‘Wave’ protest turns up the heat on the government

08 December 2009
A blue sea of protesters flowed through central London last Saturday as Britain’s biggest ever climate protest hit the city.

Copenhagen: the secret plan to hit the poor and burn the planet

08 December 2009
United Nations climate talks finally began in Copenhagen this week, after months of speculation and infighting among those at the top.

Climate change: don’t get blinded by science

08 December 2009
What is climate change?

Britain's biggest ever climate protest hits London

05 December 2009
A blue sea of protesters flowed through central London today calling on Gordon Brown to take serious action to cut carbon emissions and stop climate change.

Is global warming all your fault?

01 December 2009
Small changes in individual lifestyles are promoted as the best we can achieve.

We need to look for collective solutions to climate change

01 December 2009
Growing concerns about climate change, fuelled by the failure of governments to address the problem, have led many people to ask what they can do to stop the destruction of the environment.

We don't have to abandon industrial progress to beat climate change

01 December 2009
Massive corporations are wrecking the planet, burning huge amounts of fossil fuels and causing climate change as they disregard everything in a frenzied race for profits.

World leaders won't stop climate change: People power can save the planet

01 December 2009
We’ve needed action on climate change for ages, but all the politicians want to do is talk about it. There are too many people making money out of polluting the world—and politicians don’t want to stand up to them.

Trading the planet's future on credits and carbon offsetting

01 December 2009
Many claim that carbon trading is an effective mechanism for reducing emissions. It has failed spectacularly – yet lots of governments remain committed to it.

Can we change the world enough to save the planet?

01 December 2009
Capitalism is causing climate chaos. It is a system based on blind competition between companies, each trying to make the most money. They see the natural world as something to be exploited for short term gain – a seemingly endless mine of resources and an infinitely large rubbish bin for waste.

Guilty of wrecking the planet

24 November 2009
World leaders are sitting idly by while the planet burns. Those heads of government who can be bothered to attend are due to gather for climate change talks in Copenhagen next month.

Climate protesters parade through Norwich

24 November 2009
Hundreds of climate campaigners took part in a colourful parade in Norwich last Saturday that brought traffic to a standstill.

London climate protest set to make waves

24 November 2009
There will be huge climate protests around the world next Saturday 5 December.

Is China to blame for climate change?

24 November 2009
Bitter rows over who is responsible for climate change lie behind much of the dithering by world leaders in the run up to the United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen next month.

2012 and climate change: off screen, real disaster looms

24 November 2009
Socialist Worker asked me to go see the new film 2012 and to use the review as an excuse to riff on climate change. So I went. At the end of the film my date said, "Good luck writing a review of that."

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