Adapt and/or die!

Posted by Graham Thompson — 1 April 2014 at 3:12pm - Comments
Abandoned dinosaur museum
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Transferrable skills allow you to adapt to a changing job market

The Telegraph and the Mail have both told MPs that they think climate change is man-made.

If this is an April Fool’s joke, I’m not amused, but assuming it’s real, job done, that’s the end of mainstream media denial.

The saga of the Energy Bill continues...

Posted by wmccallu — 29 October 2013 at 5:27pm - Comments
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#vote4cleanpower outside the House of Lords

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be in the House of Lords to see the latest instalment of the decarbonisation target saga unfold. This is the target which would see carbon removed from the UK’s electricity system by 2030. It should be in the Energy Bill but isn't, because George Osborne fought to keep it out.

Climate and Euroscepticism: leftwing, rightwing and wrongwing

Posted by Graham Thompson — 10 May 2013 at 5:35pm - Comments
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Lord Lawson, chairman of the sceptic tank GWPF

Lean, mean budgeting machine Lord Nigel Lawson is back in the news, still resolutely sceptical but, for a change, not about climate science. He’s returned to his old stamping ground, the European Union, and is now being resolutely sceptical about that. These two positions, climate scepticism and euroscepticism, are complementary.

Chillax, says Boris, it's a climate change-busting mini ice age

Posted by Graham Thompson — 21 January 2013 at 5:51pm - Comments
"I say relax"
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"I say relax" - Boris

Boris Johnson has a message for "scientists and environmentalists". Or at least, it’s addressed to scientists and environmentalists, although if I were trying to reach that particular audience, I might not have chosen the Telegraph. In fact, I’d probably be more likely to try to put an article in the Telegraph if I was trying to reach Tory backbench MPs. But that’s just me.

Why are the oil companies complaining?

Posted by Richardg — 18 April 2011 at 4:41pm - Comments
Cairn's tugs drag icebergs out the way of its Arctic oil drilling rig
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Cairn's tugs drag icebergs out the way of its Arctic oil drilling rig

Ever since last month’s Budget, oil companies have been complaining about George Osborne’s tax on North Sea oil and gas. Yet many have just announced record profits - boosted considerably by current sky-high oil prices. What do they take us for?

'Greenest government ever' keeps us addicted to oil and other dirty energies

Posted by jamie — 24 March 2011 at 4:32pm - Comments

So yesterday's budget was from the self-proclaimed 'greenest government ever', but was it the greenest budget ever? How could it be, when it has done nothing to break our addiction with oil, hobbled the Green Investment Bank before it's even started, and provided a windfall for nuclear power.

Are forests in the UK for sale?

Posted by jamie — 6 December 2010 at 6:11pm - Comments

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The government recently announced it is considering selling off large areas of woodlands. Forested areas in the UK are important for local biodiversity, and while Greenpeace campaigns are focused on tropical rainforests, the Woodland Trust is all about our own trees. Guest blogger Kaye Brennan from the Trust explains what's going on in our own backyard.

For the latest news on the proposed forest sell-off, visit the Woodland Trust's website.

First of all, let me say that yes, we are worried, and no, we're not campaigning... yet!

Shocking news burst our peaceful Sunday bubble recently, as the Guardian and several other newspapers announced that Defra were considering the mass sale of at least half of the public forest estate.

Several petitions were swiftly started, between them gathering signatures from hundreds of thousands of concerned people and they are still growing in numbers. Online, views were made clear in the hundreds of comments left on articles, blog posts, Facebook pages and tweets.

Could we change time this Friday?

Posted by jamie — 2 December 2010 at 10:45am - Comments

Daniel Vockins and Maddy Carroll get ready to present 9,000 letters written by Lighter Later supporters to their MPs at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Daniel Vockins from the 10:10 Lighter Later campaign explains how a simple change of the clocks can have a host of benefits, including reducing emissions.

Everybody loves the sunshine. But every year we set our clocks so that we get less of it in our lives, sleeping through the sunlit mornings while we use expensive, polluting electric lights to keep out the dark nights. Lighter Later is a campaign to brighten our days by changing the clocks so we are awake when the sun is out.

The idea is simple: we shift the clocks forward by one hour throughout the entire year. We would still go forward in spring and back in autumn, but we would have moved an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening, when more of us are awake to enjoy it.

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