The politics - UK

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Blair has a poor record of delivering on climate change

Since coming into office in 1997, New Labour has overseen a rise in overall carbon emissions. The use of coal in power stations, the most carbon intense of all fossil fuels, has risen. Centralised power stations, which waste two thirds of the energy they produce, still account for the vast majority of our energy production. The government is now set to miss its own emissions targets.

Ken Livingstone to board Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise to say 'No' to Trident

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6 March, 2007

Politicians, military personnel and celebrities will come together today to highlight why replacing the Trident missile system is a dangerous and expensive distraction from the real threat facing our planet - climate change.

Ken Livingstone, Annie Lennox, Anita and Gordon Roddick, Bianca Jagger, Tony Robinson and Major General Sir Patrick Cordingly will be among those on Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship to explain why they don't want the UK to spend up to £76bn on outdated, unnecessary and dangerous weapons of mass destruction.

Climate Change - the problems

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A melt lakes on the Greenland ice sheet

The world is warming up. As we burn up the planet’s coal, oil and gas reserves, and cut down its remaining forests, greenhouse gases are pouring into the atmosphere. The delicate balance of atmospheric gases that sustains life is thickening, trapping more and more heat and irreversibly changing our world.

EU policy on climate change: I will if you will

Posted by jamie — 24 October 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

It's so easy to shift the blame onto someone else but politicians do it better than most. Witness Margaret Beckett earlier today, speaking to foreign policy experts at the British Embassy in Berlin. Quite rightly, she stressed the dangers of climate change but her role as foreign secretary lead her to framing it as "a serious threat to international security". Which it is, but it's a lot more besides.

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The climate doctor will see you now

Posted by jamie — 23 September 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

Part of the Climate Clinic blog 

Climate Clinic logoThese are the people who are shaping our lives and the world around us. We should all be getting in there, getting involved and getting excited about the political process once more.

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European Parliament elections 2004: party positions on climate

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Construction of an offshore windfarm in the North Sea

North Hoyle offshore windfarm under construction