Brown sets out his climate stall for Copenhagen

Posted by jamie — 26 June 2009 at 3:46pm - Comments

It's been a long time since there were polar bears at London Zoo, but the famous attraction still houses many other species which are threatened by the effects of climate change. So I can't help but wonder whether this fact registered with Gordon Brown (himself an endangered species) as he stood up at the zoo to present his blueprint for a global climate action plan.

Video: climate change hits the world's poor first and worst

Posted by jamie — 5 December 2008 at 5:15pm - Comments

Oxfam have produced this rather splendid video, Face The Music, to illustrate how the people least able to cope with this warming world of ours (and will suffer more as a result) are also the ones who've contributed the least in terms of emissions. Worth watching for the music alone, which will hopefully reach the ears of those currently engaged in the Poznan talks.

Science minister gets the hots for GM food

Posted by jamie — 23 September 2008 at 11:21am - Comments

Government wonks have once again been druming up support for GM food, the latest tub-thumping courtesy of science minister Ian Pearson. He's been saying that if engineered crops can be demonstrated to alleviate hunger around the world, then the great British public will be only too happy to see them being cultivated in our green and pleasant land as well.

Climate change: the untold story

Posted by bex — 13 September 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

A UN jeep driving through flood water

It has facts, it has suspense, it even has Futurama clips: Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth launches in the UK today, bringing with it mind-blowing descriptions of the destruction facing earth unless we pull our acts together in the next 10 years.

Climate change: a burden Africa cannot afford

Posted by bex — 6 July 2005 at 8:00am - Comments

Desertification in Mauritius

Climate change is happening, and it is affecting livelihoods that depend on the natural environment. In Africa, this means nearly everyone.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is unequivocal: climate change will have the biggest impact on the communities least able to respond to it.

Glastonbury festival 2005

Posted by bex — 27 May 2005 at 8:00am - Comments

Flags flying at Glastonbury

It's that time of year again, so brush off your tents, dig out your wellies and put on a happy smile - because we are all off to Worthy Farm! This year the Glastonbury festival is going to be better than ever, thanks not only to a stunning line up but also to even more amazing festival experiences like the circus and cabaret!

Pentagon predicts climate chaos

Posted by bex — 25 February 2004 at 9:00am - Comments

Wasting energy - power station cooling towers are grossly inefficient

The case against Esso

Posted by bex — 14 May 2002 at 12:00am - Comments

You could say that all big oil companies are the bad guys of global warming. They have discovered more oil than we can use without causing irreversible damage to the climate, and they continue to search for more.

But Esso (ExxonMobil) gets the prize! Why? Because Esso:

  • Esso powers the throne of George Bush
    Esso donated $1,086,080 to George Bush's Republican Party at the start of his election campaign. Unsurprisingly, Bush then did exactly what the oil giants wanted, pulling the United States out of the Kyoto protocol as soon as he was elected!
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