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Climate change


Antarctic melt poses grim threat

23 August 2016
As the Antarctic winter draws to a close, scientists watching the continent’s ice shelf have found alarming signs that it could be falling apart.

Campaigners gear up for mass march against support for fracking in North Yorkshire

26 July 2016
Protesters from across Britain were set to turn out for what could be Yorkshire’s biggest ever anti-fracking demonstration in York on Saturday.

The environmental crisis needs political solutions, not technical ones

14 June 2016
Any news that indicates it might be possible to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is enthusiastically celebrated. But there is a problem with the latest technological solutions.

Protests mark Tories' backward environmental policies

08 May 2016
The first anniversary of the Tories’ general election victory today, Sunday, saw 500 people walking backwards down Whitehall. The march was called by the Campaign against Climate Change (CCC) to highlight how the government is going backwards on climate policy.

Coral reefs dying due to inaction on the climate

26 April 2016
World leaders lined up last Friday to sign the toothless climate treaty they agreed to in Paris last December. 

LETTERS: Steel jobs should be part of the climate change solution

05 April 2016
The threat to 40,000 jobs in the steel industry and associated work in Britain is an absolute disgrace.

News round-up

15 March 2016
South Yorkshire Police (SYP) was accused of letting down victims of child sexual exploitation last week.

Heathrow 13 protesters avoid jail in a 'victory for the movement'

24 February 2016
Thirteen environmental protesters won a last minute reprieve from jail today, Wednesday, for resisting airport expansion plans that would be a disaster for the climate.

Reviews round-up

23 February 2016
Leonardo da Vinci: Mechanics of Genius at the Science Museum | America in Revolt: the Art of Protest at the Shapero Modern | The Glass Bead Game podcasts

Drought in Southern Africa threatens millions with famine

23 February 2016
Millions are suffering in Southern Africa but capitalism can’t solve the climate crisis, says Alistair Farrow 

Fracking firms fight to return to Lancashire

09 February 2016
Protesters rallied outside Blackpool Football Club in Lancashire on Tuesday at the beginning of a five week inquiry that could determine the future of fracking in Britain.

Reports round-up

02 February 2016
Stoppage on Financial Times | Friends of the Earth conference backs action on climate change | Protesters take on plans for fracking | Stand with Kurds against a new war | Scottish leftists say leave the EU | Cash splashed on academy transfers | Women-haters met by protests

Behind the fake ban, SNP is fracking bosses’ good friend

02 February 2016
The Scottish National Party made ‘Frack Off’ one of its main slogans. At the same time it has cosied up to hated bosses and even paid for drilling. Raymie Kiernan digs up the dirty truth

Flood victim slams the Tories - 'We're made to feel like beggars for asking for help'

29 January 2016
As thousands of people across Britain fear flooding, many are still reeling from the impact of floods last month. And they are angry at the lack of official support they have received.

Hundreds march against fracking in Upton

19 January 2016
Around 400 people marched against fracking in Upton, near Chester, last Saturday.

Tory spin on cuts doesn’t wash with flood victims

05 January 2016
People hit by flooding are turning their anger on David Cameron after Tory cuts to flood defences, councils and rescue services left them unprotected.

Tory cuts turn extreme weather into social disaster

28 December 2015
Heavy rain on Boxing Day led to flooding across large parts of northern England. Everywhere Tory cuts and privatisation have increased the devastation–and its impact on the poorest.

Anger on streets of Paris at dirty climate deal

15 December 2015
As politicians cut a dirty deal on climate change, some 20,000 people protested on the streets of Paris last Saturday.

Climate protesters hold Paris summit of their own

08 December 2015
Thousands of climate activists from around the world gathered in Paris last weekend. They were there to attend a Weekend of Alternatives—a counter-conference to the official Cop21 talks.

Six reasons the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris are worse than a cop-out

08 December 2015
The heads of state at the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris know that climate change is one of the most urgent problems facing humanity.

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