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Britain's biggest ever climate protest hits London

05 December 2009
A blue sea of protesters flowed through central London today calling on Gordon Brown to take serious action to cut carbon emissions and stop climate change.

World leaders won't stop climate change: People power can save the planet

01 December 2009
We’ve needed action on climate change for ages, but all the politicians want to do is talk about it. There are too many people making money out of polluting the world—and politicians don’t want to stand up to them.

Trading the planet's future on credits and carbon offsetting

01 December 2009
Many claim that carbon trading is an effective mechanism for reducing emissions. It has failed spectacularly – yet lots of governments remain committed to it.

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.

Is global warming all your fault?

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

We need to look for collective solutions to climate change

01 December 2009
Growing concerns about climate change, fuelled by the failure of governments to address the problem, have led many people to ask what they can do to stop the destruction of the environment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

London climate protest set to make waves

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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