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Climate change


Bolsonaro wages war on the Amazon rainforest to boost business interests

18 August 2019
The deforestation unleashed by Brazil’s far right president is a big threat to the environment. But, Gabby Thorpe argues, we can’t trust those world leaders who have attacked him either

News in brief - justice for Shukri Abdi, emissions rise, Home Office uses force

13 August 2019
The police watchdog will investigate how cops handled the investigation into the death of a 12 year old school student in Greater Manchester.

Extinction Rebellion activists set to hold a series of ‘Rebel Risings’ for the climate

13 August 2019
climate Activists across Britain are getting ready for a series of local “Rebel Risings” starting from this weekend.

LETTERS - Change the whole system for the planet, not what’s on your plate

12 August 2019
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report on humans, land use and a changing climate last week.

How the drive to make profit puts limitations on recycling

11 August 2019
Most people in Britain recycle—yet staggering amounts of waste go to landfill. That’s because the real problem is how capitalism operates, not individual behaviour, writes Gabby Thorpe

Extinction Rebellion protest gives hope to fight to stop London’s Silvertown Tunnel

09 August 2019
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists called for a “swarm” at a roundabout near the approach to London’s Blackwall tunnel on the busy A102 on Friday.

Can rewilding prevent more environmental chaos?

08 August 2019
Sarah Bates examines whether rewilding can help stop the coming climate catastrophe

A third of Zimbabweans face a food crisis due to climate change and neoliberalism

07 August 2019
More than five million people in Zimbabwe face hunger or starvation, according to the United Nations (UN).

Can Marxism help save the planet?

06 August 2019
Alistair Farrow explains how the revolutionaries Marx and Engels looked at humans’ interaction with the natural world

The Troublemaker—Rich and royals unite to save the planet for nice holidays

06 August 2019
The younger royals like to foster an image of being progressive fighters for social justice. This was somewhat marred last week by a visit made by prince Harry to join a conference on saving the world.

Could this dam cope with a climate catastrophe?

06 August 2019
A dam holding around 1.3 million tonnes of water seemed set to collapse.

Step up the fracking fight

30 July 2019
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reiterated his call for an end to fracking when he visited Lancashire’s Preston New Road anti-fracking protest camp on Tuesday.

How did humans put the planet at risk?

30 July 2019
What is the Anthropocene and can it help us resist environmental destruction?

As the Tories talk air pollution - who’s really flying us to disaster?

29 July 2019
New ‘green’ plans from the Tories won’t tackle airline pollution. They are aimed at making ordinary people pay for climate change, writes Sarah Bates, yet it’s the rich that pollute the most

Heatwave shows urgent need for action on climate change

25 July 2019
People across Britain were sweltering under a heatwave on Thursday as temperatures soared to over 38 degrees celsius. 

Extinction Rebellion and school strike unite

23 July 2019
School students and climate activists marched together after a week of occupations, reports Sarah Bates

School strikers and Extinction Rebellion take joint action against climate catastrophe

19 July 2019
Powerful strikes by school students and action by Extinction Rebellion united in the fight against climate catastrophe

Roadblocks and arrests on third day of Extinction Rebellion’s Summer Uprising

17 July 2019
Extinction Rebellion (XR) occupations entered their third day with arrests, accusations of “extremism”, and a pink bathtub.

Extinction Rebellion launches a ‘Summer Uprising’

16 July 2019
Extinction Rebellion’s “Summer Uprising” against climate catastrophe began on Monday morning in typically ­brazen fashion.

A ‘climate emergency show’ that’s well worth seeing

16 July 2019
Tate Modern’s retrospective of Olafur Eliasson’s work is a breath of artistic fresh air.

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