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Extinction Rebellion: why disavowing politics is a dead end for climate action

Since emerging in 2018, the same year that the IPCC warned humanity had 12 years to avoid climate catastrophe, Extinction Rebellion’s disruptive campaigns have helped push the UK government to declare a “climate emergency”. Governments and local councils in over 30 countries have since followed suit. By Heather Alberro, Nottingham Trent University The Conversation More […]

September 9th

UK environment minister supports youth climate strike, calls them “inspirational”

The tide of British public opinion is overwhelmingly with children skipping school to protest climate inaction, data released on Friday shows, as politicians rode the wave of support. Global Youth Strike 4 Climate in #Canterbury #UK. There’s no Planet B! #Youth4Climate pic.twitter.com/fqZp1tKmyG — Fabian Castillo (@fabcastillo4) March 15, 2019 By Natalie Sauer Climate Home News A […]

March 15th

UK troll Delingpole calls Gret Thunberg and student climate change activists puppets

James Delingpole is a UK commentator who just really exemplifies everything it is to be a piece of human garbage. Considering that he does podcasts with and writes puffpieces defending a white nationalist while engaging in the occasional bout of Islamophobia, Delingpole’s farcical, offensive, Russia-approved attacks on climate are actually one of his least deplorable topics of interest.   By Climate Denier Roundup Still, he is very […]

February 20th

Labour scrambles to develop a British Green New Deal

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn met with one of the architects of the US Green New Deal this week, while inside his Labour party two camps began forming competing visions for a UK version. By Karl Mathiesen Climate Home News The meeting between Corbyn and Zack Exley – who helped US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez draft a resolution […]

February 18th

UK onshore wind installations collapsed after govt locked wind energy out of the energy market

Onshore wind employment figures plummeted by 37% between 2016 and 2017 in the United Kingdom as the government locked onshore wind projects out from competing in the energy market. By Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica The UK Government’s Office for National Statistics published employment numbers for the country’s low-carbon and renewable energy industries at the end of January, […]

February 13th

Coming in 2019: Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, vow to ditch coal power

The cities of Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, committed themselves to phasing out coal this month, in a move at odds with the Australia’s aggressively pro-coal national government. The country’s two largest cities joined an international coalition of states, regions, cities and businesses who have committed to ending coal power generation. Australia is the fourth largest coal producer […]

December 27th

In response to IPCC climate change report, UK looks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero

To mark the launch of the UK’s first-ever Green GB & NI Week, the country’s Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has written to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) asking for advice on a range of questions, spurred by the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C which […]

October 15th