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Can we talk about climate change now? Flooded Oxford residents take to the streets. Among their problems, sewage contamination of flood waters and non-flushing toilets. Photo: Adam Ramsay.

After the deluge - Britain's new politics of climate change

Jonathon Porritt

20th February 2014

Floods, giant waves and billions of pounds of destruction to the UK's homes, businesses and key national infrastructure could revolutionise climate politics, writes Jonathon Porritt. But no thanks to the increasingly pathetic BBC! more...
Protestors hang a giant banner to protest UBS's financing of mountain-top removal coal mining. Photo: Hands off Appalachia.

'UBS Eight' still in jail for fighting mountain-top removal

The Ecologist

27th November 2013

The battle against coal mining by Mountain Top Removal has been fought by the people of Appalachia over generations. The campaigners' target is now Swiss bank UBS, the main financier of the destruction. more...

India - the new global warming villain

Oliver Tickell

25th October 2013

India has blocked progress on an agreement to reduce emissions of the HFC super-powerful greenhouse gases. more...

Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

Michael Brown

July 16th, 2012

Environmental chemistry student Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within our lifetime should be taken.... more...
Boat on dried out lakebed

Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists

John Vidal

31st August, 2012

Water scarcity's effect on food production means radical steps will be needed to feed a population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, warns Stockholm International Water Institute more...
The sun shines across the Arctic expanse.

A Student Writes….Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

Michael Brown

16th July, 2012

Environmental chemistry student Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within out lifetime should be taken more...
Fragile Earth

PHOTO GALLERY: Fragile Earth app

Ruth Styles

25th April, 2012

From shrinking seas to devastated rainforests, a new app, Fragile Earth, is helping to chart humanity’s trail of destruction while challenging us to do something about it more...
tenerife bio home

Beat the heat: how a new type of eco home is helping tackle global warming

Paul Miles

3rd April, 2012

As climate change speeds up, the question of how to adapt our homes to hotter temperatures is becoming increasingly important. Now, a pioneering project on the island of Tenerife has been set up to address those concerns. Paul Miles reports more...
Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource

Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource

Mark Newton

22nd March, 2012

Tara Lohan’s Water Matters is an anthology that almost, but doesn’t quite deliver, says Mark Newton more...
Let Live: A Bike Ride, Climate Change and the CIA

Let Live: A Bike Ride, Climate Change and the CIA

Daniel Copley

5th January, 2012

What could have been a rip-roaring yarn with an important message is spoiled by unlikely dialogue and overly simple characters, says Daniel Copley more...
Industry

Durban climate change conference: is it time to forget about 2C of warming?

Tom Levitt

8th November, 2011

Ahead of the latest UN climate conference, Tom Levitt asks if its time we let go of the holy grail of targets and looked at alternatives such as 'carbon clubs'? more...
An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan

An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan

Gervase Poulden

29th September

David Shukman’s book is both an entertaining collection of a journalist’s tales and the perfect introduction to the environmental challenges facing the world today, says Gervase Poulden more...

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Polar bear

Endgame for polar bears as Arctic habitat melts away

Gavin Haines

24th August, 2011

The recent polar bear attack in Norway is the latest reminder that time is running out for these iconic mammals, with runaway climate change and habitat loss. Gavin Haines reports more...
Pisaurina mira spider

Study of spiders shows species may be able to adapt to global warming

William McLennan

10th March, 2011

Species may be able to adapt to gradual increases in temperature preventing the collapse of biological communities in the face of global climate change more...

Arctic

Ruth Styles

3rd February, 2011

Part travelogue, part lament for a threatened way of life, Ruth Styles says that Bruce Parry’s latest book, Arctic, shows us exactly what we stand to lose if global warming isn’t stopped - today
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Say no to Shell poster

Anger at opening of Shell-sponsored climate change exhibition

Tom Levitt

6th December, 2010

Campaigners accuse oil giant of trying to 'buy itself goodwill' within government and academia by donating £1 million to a new exhibition at The Science Museum in London more...
World map

'Uneven' sea level rises threaten Indian Ocean coastal regions

Ecologist

14th July, 2010

Global warming is adversely affecting certain countries around the Indian Ocean with higher than average sea level rises, according to analysis published in Nature Geoscience more...
Changes in rainfall in Australia

Australia getting warmer springs and uneven rainfall

Ecologist

14th March, 2010

Australian meteorologists have published an up-to-date summary of how rainfall and temperature levels have changed across the country over the past 100 years more...
Global Warring

Global Warring by Cleo Paskal

Samuel Bonham

16th February, 2010

An ambitious but at times over-simplistic look at how environmental, political and economic crises will redraw the world map more...
Copenhagen Counts logo

Copenhagen deal taking world to 3.5 degree rise

Ecologist

7th December, 2009

Industrialised countries need to decrease their emissions to between 25-40 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020, according to IPCC
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Climate change: Our changing world

Climate Change - Our Warming World

Amy Dickson

10th November, 2009

Christina Hutchins' book delivers the facts in a simple, effective and stark way rather than bombarding you with scientific data more...

If You Love This Planet: A Plan To Save The Earth

Henry Unwin

2nd November

Helen Caldicott outlines the most pressing issues in the world today and provides a basic framework for solutions more...
Team Atlantic Rising

Atlantic Rising: tracing the sea in 2100

Lynn Morris

27th August, 2009

In the first post of a new blog, Lynn Morris outlines how and why she and two team-mates are about to trace the contour of 2100's Atlantic Ocean... more...
Heatstroke

Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming

Andrea Kayne

24th August, 2009

Is the entire global ecosystem on the verge of collapse? Anthony D. Barnosky explores the threats facing the natural world and outlines some solutions more...
Polar_bear

Ocean temperatures hit record high for July

Ecologist

20th August, 2009

Combined land and ocean surface temperatures for the world are fifth warmest on record more...

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