No-One Ever Said... The Spectator does a reverse ferret

Posted by Graham Thompson — 4 April 2014 at 3:24pm - Comments

The Spectator has had a go at adapting to the changing media climate by switching to the deniers new ‘adaptation’ meme. Will anyone notice the pivot? The evidence has been carefully hidden away on the covers of their previous editions.

Oil companies answer to who?

Posted by jamess — 12 October 2010 at 5:55pm - Comments

Now that I'm out of the water, off the Esperanza and back on dry land, I've been thinking about what it takes to stop not just one oil rig but all of them.

There's no dodging the fact that the oil industry is immense. In the North sea, where we confronted Chevron, companies have spent more money on extracting oil in the region than NASA spent putting a man on the moon. In the Gulf of Mexico, where BP's Deepwater Horizon platform exploded this summer, there are over 3,500 other rigs ready to bore away at the seabed.

Leaked documents prove current climate offers are crap

Posted by jamie — 18 December 2009 at 1:08pm - Comments

With the Copenhagen talks going nowhere fast, a leaked document has caused some excitement here in the Greenpeace office and throughout the campaigning fraternity here in the Danish capital. Actually, that's probably an understatement, and Greenpeace ED Kumi is calling this "the single most important piece of paper in the world today".

Voices for Change: Sydney

Posted by jossc — 11 November 2009 at 1:20pm - Comments

In Sydney, between drought and dust storms, the effects of climate change are becoming more visible than ever.

In this Voices for Change video Amanda McKenzie from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition explains how these changes are affecting life in a city increasingly vulnerable to storm surges and rising sea-levels.

Voices for Change: Delhi

Posted by jossc — 5 November 2009 at 11:40am - Comments

Erratic monsoons, the highest summer temperatures for 50 years, disrupted summer rainfall patterns - just some of the impacts of climate change which are threatening the Indian city of Delhi.

In this second Voices for Change video, Delhi born photographer Ishan Tankha describes how the weather in India has changed during his lifetime, and ponders the consequences for himself and his fellow citizens.

Copenhagen - Voices for Change

Posted by jossc — 30 October 2009 at 3:04pm - Comments

The Copenhagen Climate Change Summit this December represents the best chance we have of reaching a deal to reverse current emissions trends in time to prevent climate chaos.

This is the first in a series of videos, Voices for Change, which talks to some of those who're already suffering aroung the world as a result of climate change. We'll be publishing more in the weeks running up to Copenhagen.

At last some action on bottom trawling

Posted by jossc — 9 May 2008 at 4:05pm - Comments

Very few orange roughy and a lot of bycatch, including several seastars, urchins, and numerous unwanted fish, in the net of the New Zealand deep sea trawler Recovery II in international waters in the Tasman Sea.

Bottom trawling, possibly the most destructive fishing method yet devised by man, is to be regulated across the whole North Atlantic ocean. The process, which involves dragging nets weight down by metal girders across the seabed, is notorious for its wastefulness. Besides legitimate target species such as cod, plaice and sole, vast quantities of corals, sponges and other deep sea creatures are destroyed as bycatch. The devastation caused is so great that Greenpeace has been calling for some time for a moritorium (suspension of activity) on bottom trawling. Now it looks as though some progress may be being made.

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