climate change

Studies increasingly link extreme weather to climate change

Jack Alexander
| 15th December 2017
The latest report from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit shows how the understanding of the connections between climate change and extreme weather events is evolving rapidly. JACK ALEXANDER reports on how the links between weather and climate change and its impact on policy making is more important now than ever.

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Al Gore viewing a selfie taken at the Paris negotiations in 2015.

Climate crusader Al Gore fears Donald Trump ‘is dangerous in terms of the climate crisis’

Brendan Montague
| 11th December 2017
Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement - making America the only country on earth to opt out of the climate accord. Al Gore is captured in the new film An Inconvenient Sequel looking distressed at the election of Trump in 2016. Here, one of the film's directors tells BRENDAN MONTAGUE how Gore made it clear that he fears Trump is a danger to our planet.

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Man taking Al Gore's photograph

Why Al Gore fears Donald Trump - but remains optimistic for America

Brendan Montague
| 11th December 2017
Film directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk spent months with Al Gore observing his climate advocacy behind the scenes and at close hand. BRENDAN MONTAGUE asks about Gore, Trump, the impact of watching the melting glaciers and meeting many of the millions of activists worldwide determined to make a difference.

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A little egret.

Rare and wonderful UK birds facing extinction because of climate change - report

Brendan Montague
| 5th December 2017
Report warns many rare breeding birds are at a high risk of extinction in the UK, based on projections of how climate will become less suitable for these species. Climate change will provide opportunities for some species while others will be more vulnerable, according to the latest research. Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each Spring and leaving later each Autumn. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports.

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Calling out the UK government about corporate financing at COP23

Katie Hodgetts
| 20th November 2017
Barclays Bank was the supporting partner for the UK Pavillion at the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn. The exhibit is supposed to 'showcase the UK’s role in tackling climate change'. But Barclays has been a key contributor to the current climate crisis, financing fossil fuel extraction to the tune of $4bn in 2016 alone. KATIE HODGETTS calls out the bank, and the government.

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The Monacobreen Glacier in Svalbard, Arctic calving into the sea. (c) Gary Bembridge

No more individual vs collective action: we need both to protect our climate

Elizabeth Wainwright
| 13th November 2017
If we want to see sustained collective action, we must work to uncover the stories that bind us and call us to care in the first place -- after all, the ‘corporations’ that we attack our also our neighbours. Nature Editor ELIZABETH WAINWRIGHT reflects on the false dichotomy of ‘us vs them’, and ‘individual vs collective’ action in responding to the climate crisis.

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The call for urgent climate action during COP23 in Bonn by activists and NGOs is supported by the science. Images via COP23Demo on Flickr.

A message for the planet: beware the urgency gap

Natalie Bennett
| 10th November 2017
The former co-leader of the Green party, NATALIE BENNETT is in Bonn where she tells of the story of two cities: the politicians on one side performing seemingly endless negotiations and the scientists and NGOs on the other calling for urgent action.

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James Hansen interviewed by Nick Breeze at COP23 in Bonn (c) Nick Breeze.

James Hansen at COP23: The voice of dissent

Nick Breeze
| 9th November 2017
James Hansen is making his second visit to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, COP23 in Bonn to declare the that the Paris Agreement “ambition” is a “hoax”. NICK BREEZE meets the man still raising the climate alarm.

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An example of decentralised solar project installed in Morocco

The importance of decentralised solar energy

Lina Yassin & Arthur Wyns
| 19th October 2017
The implementation of solar cookers across Moroccan communities is proving to be a great example of how decentralisation of renewable energy is contributing to the energy independence of a country by LINA YASSIN & ARTHUR WYNS

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