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14 05 2022 | 07:15

Climate change is devastating the Global South

Right now in India and Pakistan, a record-breaking heatwave is impacting the daily lives of nearly a billion people. Scorching temperatures are damaging wheat harvests, preventing many labourers from…

13 05 2022 | 12:50

‘Devastating’: 91% of reefs surveyed on Great Barrier Reef affected by coral bleaching in 2022

Coral bleaching affected 91% of reefs surveyed along the Great Barrier Reef this year, according to a report by government scientists that confirms the natural landmark has suffered its sixth mass…

13 05 2022 | 12:49

EU officials being trained to meditate to help fight climate crisis

Brussels officials are being trained to meditate to help them tackle the climate crisis as part of a new wave of “applied mindfulness” that seeks to take the Buddhism-inspired practice “off the…

13 05 2022 | 12:47

Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial support

Vanuatu’s push for the international court of justice to protect vulnerable nations from climate change has received the backing of 1,500 civil society organisations from more than 130 countries, as…

13 05 2022 | 12:42

Lloyd’s of London attempts to shift AGM online to avoid climate protesters

Insurance market Lloyd’s of London is urging members to watch its annual general meeting from home next week, amid fears it will be the latest City event disrupted by climate protests. The chair of…

13 05 2022 | 11:57

The Tories are going all out to shut down protest. Just Stop Oil activists like me will not be deterred

If your house was burning down and the emergency services were not answering your call, what would you do? Would you try to put out the fire yourself? This is what climate activists are currently…

13 05 2022 | 11:51

AFRICA: FAO proposes three forestry solutions to overcome multiple crises

In the 2022 edition of "The State of the World's Forests", the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines three forestry solutions and their itineraries, to get the world…

13 05 2022 | 11:17

Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown

Exclusive: Oil and gas majors are planning scores of vast projects that threaten to shatter the 1.5C climate goal. If governments do not act, these firms will continue to cash in as the world burns…

13 05 2022 | 11:05

Tories could lose 1.3m voters if net zero target ditched, says poll

The Conservative party could lose more than 1.3 million voters if the government scraps its net zero target, research suggests.

13 05 2022 | 10:58

John Kerry warns a long Ukraine war would threaten climate efforts

The longer the war in Ukraine carries on, the worse the consequences will be for the climate, the US presidential envoy John Kerry has warned. Many countries are struggling with an energy crisis…

13 05 2022 | 10:45

Climate limit of 1.5C close to being broken, scientists warn

The year the world breaches for the first time the 1.5C global heating limit set by international governments is fast approaching, a new forecast shows.

10 05 2022 | 08:48

Is civil disobedience OK if it’s the only way to prevent climate catastrophe?

This week, climate activists disrupted the UK’s oil supply, because they believe they face a desperate choice. Nonviolent resistance now, or the unthinkable violence of climate change later. “There…

10 05 2022 | 08:39

The UK government cannot invest into North Sea oil while claiming global climate leadership

On 28 February, four days after Putin launched the fossil-fuel funded invasion of Ukraine, the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres delivered a blistering barrage against world leaders for their…

10 05 2022 | 08:37

‘It’s critical the message makes it to the mainstream’: Nasa climate scientist speaks on his tearful protest

Peter Kalmus was among a group of scientists who chained themselves to a JPMorgan Chase building in Los Angeles in protest of the bank’s financing of fossil fuels. Tap to watch the video 

10 05 2022 | 08:34

Public lands to reopen for oil and gas drilling in a first under Biden

As federal officials weigh efforts to fight the climate crisis against pressure to bring down high gasoline prices, the interior department is moving forward with the first onshore sales of public…

10 05 2022 | 08:24

Jamie Raskin on the climate crisis: ‘We’ve got to save democracy in order to save our species’

Progressive congressman from Maryland believes that no other crisis, even the existential threat of the changing climate, can be solved without first protecting the fabric of American democracy.…

10 05 2022 | 08:08

I went on TV to explain Just Stop Oil – and it became a parody of Don’t Look Up

Ihadn’t seen the 2021 satirical film Don’t Look Up when I went on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday. I was there on behalf of Just Stop Oil – a group that has been engaging in direct action by…

10 05 2022 | 07:44

Iraq’s ancient buildings are being destroyed by climate change

Some of the world’s most ancient buildings are being destroyed by climate change, as rising concentrations of salt in Iraq eat away at mud brick and more frequent sandstorms erode ancient wonders.

10 05 2022 | 07:40

South African police disperse crowd calling for aid after flooding

Police in South Africa have used stun grenades to disperse a crowd calling for more and better official aid for victims of the lethal floods earlier this week.

10 05 2022 | 07:33

‘Capitalism didn’t understand community’: Brian Eno steps up the climate crisis battle

The musician and activist, who has collaborated with Michael Stipe on a new song for Earth Day, is asking questions of the music industry, and the likes of Coldplay are happy to answer.