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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is there an alternative to how things are run?

15 September 2009
If we want to produce to meet people’s needs, we need planned production to replace the anarchy of the market.

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.

Copenhagen climate summit: All targets, no action

08 September 2009
The countdown to the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen has started. The December meeting will bring together environment ministers and world leaders to reach a new agreement to succeed the 1997 Kyoto climate change treaty.

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