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Why is there no cash to bail out the planet?

28 October 2008
Our rulers are using the global recession as an excuse to cut back on measures to tackle climate change.

Logic of a system based on profit is driving our world towards destruction

07 October 2008
The fact that climate change is threatening the existence of our planet is one of the strongest indictments of the capitalist system.

We don't need coal or nuclear power stations to save planet

07 October 2008
No coal plus no nuclear equals no lights. No power. No future." This was the claim made by former business secretary John Hutton at the recent Labour Party conference.

Climate protesters defy police at Kingsnorth power station

12 August 2008
The week-long climate camp in Kent climaxed last Saturday with mass civil disobedience at the Kingsnorth power station, in which some protesters managed to enter the station’s site.

Anger as police crack down on climate camp protesters

05 August 2008
Hundreds of police officers in riot gear launched an attack on climate protesters in Kingsnorth, Kent, on Monday of this week.

Join the march in Kent to stop the multinational companies polluting our planet

29 July 2008
Environmental activists and trade unionists will demonstrate this Sunday 3 August against the proposed building of a new coal-fired power station by private company E.on at Kingsnorth in Kent.

Biofuels to the flames

16 July 2008
Biofuels may turn out to be one of the biggest and most dangerous con tricks of the modern age. Holding out the promise of cutting greenhouse gases and dependence on fossil fuels, biofuels have instead driven up food prices, raked in profits for agribusiness and caused serious environmental damage.

Thousands protest against Heathrow expansion plan

03 June 2008
Over 3,000 people protested last Saturday against plans to expand Heathrow airport. A proposed third runway will mean 4,000 homes being demolished, including the entire village of Sipson.

Jonathan Neale: ‘We must change the system to stop climate change’

27 May 2008
How serious is aviation in terms of climate change? Why is New Labour so committed to expanding it?

Promises to limit Heathrow expansion broken and broken again

27 May 2008
Each expansion of the airport has come with a promise of no more. Each time it has been a lie.

Gordon Brown must act on environment evidence

13 May 2008
Global levels of carbon dioxide have reached an all-time high and the earth may be losing its capacity to reabsorb carbon emissions, according to new research out this week.

Stopping airport expansion

06 May 2008
‘If a third runway is built at Heathrow, my house will be directly under the flight path. It would mean a massive increase in noise and pollution.

Heathrow Airport expansion plan is big business for Gordon Brown

06 May 2008
New Labour’s plans for a third runway and sixth terminal at Heathrow airport in west London are another example of how the government puts business before people and planet.

New eco-towns will help wreck planet

19 February 2008
The government is set to announce the development of ten new "eco-towns", which it says will help fight the danger of climate chaos.

Climate change conference: fight to save the planet is a trade union issue

12 February 2008
A successful Campaign Against Climate Change trade union conference in London last Saturday attracted 300 people.

Climate chaos and the global south

05 February 2008
It was announced last year that China had overtaken the US as the world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide. The statistics, which the Netherlands Environmental Assessment admitted there was "some uncertainty about", nevertheless reinforced the idea that economic growth in poorer countries is the real driver of climate change.

Our world left to burn

17 December 2007
World leaders had ample opportunity to make serious commitments to tackle global warming at last week’s climate change summit in Bali, Indonesia. But they failed to take that chance.

Bali: a wasted opportunity to save the planet

17 December 2007
As delegates gathered in Bali, Indonesia for the latest United Nations (UN) talks on climate change, millions of people hoped they would kick start the urgent action that the world desperately needs.

Thousands march against threat of climate change

11 December 2007
Some 10,000 people protested in London on Saturday of last week as part of a global day of action against climate change.

Marx and ecology

04 December 2007
Karl Marx’s analysis of the environment under capitalism shows how saving the planet is inextricably linked to transforming our society, writes John Bellamy Foster

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