Climate Change

International Earth Day and Covid-19

Our starting point, in the best traditions of Earth Day, has to be the defence of the planet itself as a viable living space. We as human beings cannot keep on trashing nature without serious consequences.

22nd April 2020 // 1 Comment

‘The bell is tolling’ on Heathrow expansion

Aviation is the fastest growing and most dangerous form of greenhouse gas emissions we face. The impact of CO2 emissions at high altitude is around double of such emissions at surface level—a factor which is conveniently ignored by the international aviation industry and by the Tory government.

28th February 2020 // 2 Comments

The climate war is here

Pip Hinman in Sydney reports how the devastating fires have exposed the government’s failure to respond to the climate emergency.

3rd January 2020 // 0 Comments

Labour’s Green New Deal

Labour’s manifesto represents the most radical environmental offer ever proposed by a major party challenging for government.

1st December 2019 // 0 Comments

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez inspires Labour’s GND

Alan Thornett reviews A Planet to Win – Why We Need a Green New Deal by Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen and Thea Riofrancos, (London, Verso, 2019). 208 pp. £10.99

16th November 2019 // 0 Comments

The climate is changing – why aren’t we?

I have had one of the most positive political experiences of my life, supporting young people organizing against climate change. Their energy, their political sophistication and their sense of humour is infectious.

20th February 2019 // 0 Comments

Climate, class and revolting children

Radical action on climate change should be the many versus the few, not the young versus the old, writes Chris Saltmarsh.

14th February 2019 // 0 Comments

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