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Climate change


Their system is the real firestarter

06 August 2021
Wildfires raging across European countries are part of a worldwide climate catastrophe. Our rulers are content to call the fires a ‘natural disaster’—but their drive for profit is the real cause, say socialists in affected areas

Cruising through climate damage and tax avoidance

05 August 2021
As cruise ships return to the seas following the pandemic and Venice decides to ban large ships, Simon Basketter explores how the cruise industry works

Letters—‘Small steps’ won’t help stop the climate crisis, action can

03 August 2021
If strategies from Allegra Stratton, the prime minister’s spokesperson for the COP26 climate summit, are anything to go by then November’s meeting will do nothing to arrest environmental crisis.

Growing evidence says we’re ‘beyond tipping points’ in climate crisis

29 July 2021
The Earth’s “vital signs” are getting worse because of an “unrelenting business as usual”.

Flood and heatwaves—a vision of catastrophe

27 July 2021
Scorching temperatures one week and flash flooding the next show that the climate crisis is well and truly here

Letters—Now the climate change horrors are coming home

20 July 2021
The horrific effects of climate change have been growing for years.

Extinction Rebellion activists convicted despite Tory interference in arrests

20 July 2021
The verdict came at the end of a trial that revealed Tory home secretary Priti Patel interfered personally in how the protest was policed

Stand in solidarity with Extinction Rebellion activists facing repression

14 July 2021
The state is pushing through repression of Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate activists.

Climate chaos sees heatwave and flood

13 July 2021
As people face extreme weather across Canada and the US, Sophie Squire explores the developing nature of the climate crisis

School climate strikes called as heatwave hits

06 July 2021
Youth Climate group Fridays for Future has announced a global climate strike on 24 September.

Heatwave driven by climate change smashes temperature records

30 June 2021
The death toll is rising as a heatwave continues to sweep parts of the US and Canada.

Letters—Johnson plays a dangerous game with our health

29 June 2021
The government is putting profit before health—again. This time it’s to prioritise football matches.

Heat wave shows climate danger

29 June 2021
A heat wave across the US pacific northwest is a reminder of how climate change can lead to weather events that are potentially “life-endangering”.

Extinction Rebellion protests take on media tycoons’ silence on scale of climate crisis

27 June 2021
The action was called to highlight the failure of the mainstream press to address the severity of the climate crisis

Activists target a museum over links with Shell

22 June 2021
Climate fighters protested at London’s Science Museum last week. Meanwhile the Tories are failing to act on climate change, reports Sophie Squire

Letters—Scotland failing on climate target as Cop26 approaches

18 June 2021
It's particularly outrageous as Glasgow will host this year’s UN climate conference in November.

Priti Patel contacted top cops during XR media protests

15 June 2021
Home secretary Priti Patel personally contacted the police as Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists blocked the production of right-wing newspapers last September.

Protesters confront failing politicians at G7 summit

12 June 2021
Protesters raged at the G7 world leaders’ summit in Cornwall on Friday and Saturday at the start of a weekend of resistance.

G7 Summit—world leaders accelerate towards climate chaos

07 June 2021
The G7 Summit this week in Cornwall will see the world’s most powerful leaders discuss a response to the environmental emergency. Sophie Squire explores the leaders’ response to the climate crisis that is threatening all our futures

Letters—Profit amid Sri Lanka devastation

04 June 2021
My home land of Sri Lanka is being despoiled by people who put money first. A chemical-laden cargo ship sank off the coast near the city of Colombo last week.

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