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Climate change


We’re halfway to catastrophe—but the blinkers are firmly on

17 November 2015
The Paris climate summit may fall short, but a movement can grow out of opposition to it, says Martin Empson

SNP helps out fracking bosses and tax-dodgers as its conference begins

13 October 2015
As the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference gets underway this week, key manifesto pledges and the integrity of its MPs are firmly under the microscope.

Thousands join protests over dangerous gas plans in Scotland

13 October 2015
More than 2,000 protesters formed a human chain across the iconic Forth Road Bridge in Scotland last Sunday.

Say no to a third runway at Heathrow

06 October 2015
A protest against a proposed third runway for London’s Heathrow Airport was set to take place in the capital’s Parliament Square from 11am this Saturday. 

Cash and burn - the truth behind the Volkswagen scandal

29 September 2015
Volkswagen have been caught trying to rig emissions tests to make their diesel cars seem “cleaner”. The scandal has exposed how car manufacturers bend and break the rules in the drive for profit. But, as Simon Basketter argues, corruption and con tricks aren’t about bucking the system—they’re part of it

Fuck the Polar Bears - a funny play about the planet that takes a swipe at the rich

29 September 2015
Theatrically brilliant Fuck the Polar Bears gets across the claustrophobia of family life—but don’t pity the miserable rich, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Prepare for Paris talks on climate

15 September 2015
Environmentalists and trade unionists were set to gather in Sheffield this Saturday for a conference called by the trade union group of Campaign Against Climate Change (CCC) with Sheffield Climate Alliance.

Broken promises are Obama's real legacy

04 August 2015
Barack Obama announced the final version of his “Clean Power Plan” on Sunday.

Frack Free Scarborough

07 July 2015
More than 100 people attended Frack Free Scarborough’s public meeting on Thursday of last week.

Attempts to bring fracker Caudrilla back to Lancashire met with protests

23 June 2015
Hundreds of people protested outside Preston Town Hall on Tuesday of this week as Lancashire County Council considered whether to bring fracking back to the region.

The pope’s climate warning needs an earthly response

23 June 2015
Calls for urgent action on climate change should be welcomed, even when they come from Pope Francis, writes scientist John Parrington

In defence of humans

23 June 2015
Famine and environmental crisis aren’t caused by a growing population or its ‘greed’. Instead, it’s people that hold the solution, argues Nick Clark

Reports round-up

09 June 2015
National student protests called | Climate campaign plans for Paris | Protest against Kensington and Chelsea council cuts | Barnsley marches against austerity | Meeting against racists in Sheffield | Probation officers set for walkout

Protests call for for climate action

12 May 2015
Around 50 campaigners held a silent protest inside Heathrow airport’s Terminal 5 on Sunday of last week. 

This Changes Everything conference calls for radical action to save the planet

31 March 2015
Up to 1,000 mostly young people met in central London last Saturday to discuss radical social change in response to climate change.

How we can change everything

24 March 2015
As activists gather for the This Changes Everything event in London, Martin Empson looks at why workers are the key link in changing the world and saving the planet

Vanuatu hit by ‘monster’ storm

17 March 2015
Cyclone Pam devastated the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu last week.

Protesters hit out at climate chaos

10 March 2015
More than 20,000 people marched through central London last Saturday demanding urgent action to tackle climate change.

Thousands take to the streets of London to demand action on climate change

07 March 2015
More than 20,000 marched through central London today, Saturday, demanding urgent action to tackle climate change. The Time to Act demonstration was called to put climate change at the top of the agenda ahead of the general election in May and the international talks in Paris in December.

Our rulers won't combat climate change - we have to rise up to save the planet

03 March 2015
Protesters marching in London this Saturday will say it is time to act on climate change. They are right.

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