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Climate change

Is global warming all your fault?

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

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.

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.

London climate protest set to make waves

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

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.

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."

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.

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.

World leaders will face wave of global protests over climate change

17 November 2009
World leaders, including Gordon Brown, who are squandering chances to deal with climate change will face a wave of protests next month.

Is vegetarianism the way to save the planet?

17 November 2009
Environmental economist Lord Stern of Brentford has recently argued that in order to stop climate change we should all start eating less meat.

Copenhagen climate summit offers no solutions

17 November 2009
The United Nations (UN) climate talks in Copenhagen will begin in less than three weeks time. They will be a sham.

Copenhagen conference won't stop climate change

10 November 2009
Ed Miliband, the climate change secretary, has admitted that next month’s United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen will not produce any binding treaty to tackle climate change.

Climate campaign gears up for demo

10 November 2009
Around 150 activists gathered at a London forum last Saturday to discuss the situation that climate campaigners face in the run up to the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen next month.

The Age of Stupid

27 October 2009
The film imaginatively exposing the threat of catastrophic climate change is now available on DVD, including hours of extra interviews with climate experts and activists including George Monbiot.

Police attack climate swoop at Ratcliffe on Soar

20 October 2009
Over 1,000 climate change protesters gathered at Ratcliffe on Soar power station in Nottinghamshire last Saturday to protest against the continuing use of coal power stations.

Take climate fight to Copenhagen

13 October 2009
Jørn Andersen is from the Climate Movement in Denmark – known as Klimabevægelsen. He is also part of the coordination group of the 12 December Initiative – a broad coalition of organisations preparing for the demonstration at the United Nations (UN) climate summit in Copenhagen on 12 December.

Building the London climate demo

13 October 2009
Tens of thousands of people are set to descend on London on 5 December to demand that the government takes serious action to combat climate change.

How to create one million green jobs

13 October 2009
The Campaign Against Climate Change trade union group has produced a pamphlet to show how the government could create one million green jobs. It is backed by major trade unions, including the RMT, CWU, PCS, TSSA and UCU.

Climate change: are people part of the problem?

15 September 2009
Climate change is threatening the future of the planet. Millions of people around the globe are already feeling the effects of environ­mental damage and are asking what we can do to stop it.

Are there just too many people?

15 September 2009
There is another "common sense" belief that has been at the heart of much discussion on the environment for many years – that there are simply too many people on the planet.

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