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Carteret Evacuation

The first climate evacuation: what have we learned?

Dan Box

28th July, 2009

Earlier this year, journalist Dan Box won recognition from environmentalist George Monbiot for documenting the world's first climate change evacuation, of the Carteret islands in the South Pacific. Now, he returns to his experiences to ask if this is the first evacuation of many, how should we do it in future? more...

The 300-350 Show: Arctic special - part two

Phil England

27th July, 2009

In the second part of a special programme looking at the significance of the Arctic in the context of climate change, Phil England hears about the rush to exploit the region's oil and gas supplies... more...
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An audience with Sir David King

Jon Hughes

1st February, 2007

Sir David King is credited with bringing climate change to serious political attention. But he is also a campaign of GM crops. How does that square? more...
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Dan Box Blog - Paradise lost

Dan Box

14th May, 2009

Dan Box reports from a community in its death throes, as the Carteret islanders pack up their homes and prepare to become the world’s first climate change refugees more...

Dan Box Blog: Morning in Tinputz

Dan Box

29th April, 2009

I slept in my clothes last night, on the bare wooden floor of one of the houses the first boatload of people to be evacuated from the Carteret Islands are building for their families. It was a jet-black night in the small clearing hacked out amid the jungle, the dark broken only by our two candles and the lights of Fireflies jigging in the trees. more...
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Possum or polar bear?

William Laurance

8th April, 2009

With global warming putting pressure on animals and biodiversity in the tropics, is it time we had a new poster child for climate change, asks William Laurance more...
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The G20 marches - a pointless protest against everything, or the dawn of a new collective action?

Sylvia Rowley and Rachel Rickard Straus

2nd April, 2009

Protests. A political free-for-all or a new collective activism around social and environmental problems? Sylvia Rowley and Rachel Straus find out. more...
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Climate Camp comes to The City

Peter McDonnell

16th March, 2009

'If you liked sub-prime, you'll love carbon trading!' Join the Camp for Climate Action on the 1st of April as they set up in the Square Mile to greet global leaders and remind them that climate change must remain on the agenda more...
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Tackling soot emissions to combat global warming

Ecologist

9th March, 2009

Forget CO2, say NASA scientists – by tackling soot emissions we could really dent global warming more...
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The future of energy is renewable

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

27th February, 2009

The recent U-turn by of some of the UK's leading environmentalists - and one-time nuclear energy opponents - on the issue of nuclear energy, has caused vigourous debate in the media. Their reasoning is that we simply don't have the capacity to produce enough renewable energy to meet our needs. But as this comprehensive Ecologist report from 2007 shows the UK is really a renewable energy powerhouse. more...
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Bill McKibben: why I'm planning to get arrested on Monday (and you should, too)

Bill McKibben

26th February, 2009

It may seem odd timing that many of us are heading to the nation's capital early next month for a major act of civil disobedience at a coal-fired power plant, the first big protest of its kind against global warming in America. more...
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The power of sustainable thinking

Bob Doppelt

20th February, 2009

From carbon trading to embodied emissions, our difficulties would be greatly reduced if we changed the way we perceive our own beliefs, says Bob Doppelt more...

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Blog: The Carteret Islanders

Dan Box

19th February, 2009

So, the Carteret Islands are sinking, but why should you care? It’s a question well worth trying to answer; after all, the islands are a long, long way away, you are unlikely to meet the people who are about to loose their homes and when they do, it won’t change your daily life. more...
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UK Met Office's forecast on human induced climate change - a mixed message?

Peter Bunyard

18th February, 2009

As US climatologists and scientists are urging the world that greenhouse gas emissions be curbed rapidly to prevent runaway global warming, the UK Met Office appears to be back pedalling on human induced climate change. Peter Bunyard reports on some mixed messages more...
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Why most of the major powers really want global warming

David Lempert and Hue Nhu Nguyen

12th February, 2009

If you read the international press, it is easy to be convinced that the international ‘debate’ about global warming is about whether international organisations and country governments are able to ‘wake up’ to alarming news about the future of the planet. more...

BLOG: The Carteret Islanders

Dan Box

12th February, 2009

Lying off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the Carteret Islands are slowly being engulfed by a rising sea. Follow Dan Box's weekly blog as he journeys to meet the Carteret Islanders - the first people to be officially labelled as climate change refugees.
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Online petition seeks removal of Northern Ireland Environment Minister

Ecologist

11th February, 2009

Over 500 people have signed the online 'Fire Sammy Wilson' petition in 24 hours. The Green Party of Northern Ireland has set up the petition calling for the resignation of Environment Minister Sammy Wilson because of his refusal to recognise man made climate change. more...
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New studies disprove cosmic ray and solar influence theories of global warming

Ecologist

6th February, 2009

Get into an argument with a climate change sceptic, and sooner or later they’ll trot out the old arguments about it being all due to cosmic rays, or the sun. more...
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The world's first environmental refugees

Dan McDougall

30th January, 2009

The disappearance of Lohachara beneath the waters of the Bay of Bengal created the world’s first environmental refugees. Dan McDougall reports on other islanders in the Sundarbans delta who have no escape from the rising ocean. Photography by Robin Hammond more...
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Will climate change make your house uninsurable?

Jon Hughes, Rebecca Bole

29th January, 2009

The insurance industry is set to abandon two million British homeowners to the perils of climate change. Jon Hughes and Rebecca Bole report more...
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Drought in the Australian interior

Dan Box

16th December, 2008

As the worst drought in 100 years makes its effects felt in the southern hemisphere, Dan Box asks whether the Australian interior is becoming a terra nullius – a genuine no-man’s-land



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Seven Wonders for a Cool Planet by Eric Sorensen

Phil Moore

9th October, 2008

This slight tome from journalist Eric Sorensen and the team at the Seattle based Sightline Institute is a great introduction to bringing the front line against global warming home. more...
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Wake up, freak out - then get a grip

Phil Moore

18th September, 2008

Watch this film and get your freak on. more...
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The North-South divide

Helena Norberg-Hodge

22nd June, 2008

Rich industrialised countries have a responsibility to help others stick to their green responsibilities, argues Helena Norberg-Hodge, not collude in helping shirk them more...
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Coal is over

Joss Garman

22nd June, 2008

Britain lingers near to the bottom of the European league table for renewable energy, so why does it seem that the government are willing to add more coal nails to the coffin? more...

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