UK Climate

Don't Back Trump Into A Corner Over Climate Change

Matthew Phillips | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Phillips

I am not suggesting that we blinker ourselves to the prospect of Trump's regime - and, in particular, to the appointment Scott Pruitt as Head of the Environmental Protection Agency - but before the official inauguration, I believe we should hold our nerve.

Four Major Cities Are Set To Ban All Diesel Vehicles By 2025

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Tech

Diesel cars and trucks will be banned in Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City by 2025 as part of a groundbreaking initiative to curb pollution. At a ...

Playing to win in the most important game in town

Peter Bakker | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Peter Bakker

While it may sometimes feel like the ground is moving beneath our feet, there's one fundamental shift underway that is cause for hope rather than alar...

Solar-Powered Pipe Can Turn Saltwater Into Fresh Drinking Water

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech

Water shortages have plagued California for years, and they show no signs of abating. With the global temperature rising rapidly, climate scientists h...

This Is How Much You Are Contributing To The Arctic Ice Melt Every Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Tech

You might want to rethink any plans for long-haul summer destinations, as we now have concrete evidence of our individual impact on Arctic sea melt, a...

Paris Agreement Won't Stop Us Breaking Crucial Global Warming Limit, Warns UN

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech

The planet is set to pass the crucial 2C global warming limit, even if pledges outlined in the Paris Agreement are implemented, the UN has warned. A r...

300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, UNICEF Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Tech

About 300 million children globally are growing up in areas of extreme air pollution, according to a new UNICEF report. In South East Asia, 220 millio...

Renewable Energy Has Overtaken A Fossil Fuel For The First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech

For the first time ever, renewable energy accounted for more than half of the world’s electrical capacity last year. In some encouraging news for th...

Don't Panic, But The Earth Is Leaking Oxygen

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech

In case your week was going well so far, we’re here to bring you calmly crashing back down to Earth again. Now we’ve been reassured that this new...

The Death of DECC: What's in a Name?

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Politics
Adrienne Macartney

The death of DECC is not simply a linguistic destruction. We now have an (unelected) government leadership that dismisses the need for a carbon reduction strategy and is consistently opposed to climate regulation measures on business and industry.

Will the World Humanitarian Summit Deliver?

Aaron Oxley | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Aaron Oxley

Leaders meeting at the World Humanitarian Summit could transform the way we respond to the increasingly severe disasters caused by climate change. Her...

April Broke A Global Temperature Record, But Then So Did The Previous Six Months

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Tech

NASA announced some rather worrying climate news over the weekend. Last month was officially the hottest April ever recorded, smashing previous target...

Hunger Hurts: Extreme Weather is Killing Crops and Causing Hunger

Mike Noyes | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK
Mike Noyes

El Nino has caused the lowest recorded rainfall across parts of Southern Africa in decades. Crops and livestock are dying as drought takes hold. El Nino has already made more than 34 million people hungry in Eastern and Southern Africa. That number is set to double in the next 12 months.

Let's Make History on April 22

Samantha J Smith | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK
Samantha J Smith

Remember this number: 1.5 degrees. That's the upper limit for global warming that our governments will try to stay under, as agreed at the global climate negotiations in Paris last year. Everything all of us do from this point on will be measured against it.

Why Our Science Institutions Fail Us: The Case Of Boaty McBoatface

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK Tech
Adrienne Macartney

A new type of science communication is desperately needed. Perhaps it will only happen when academia and science institutions genuinely smash the walls of their ivory towers and become open to people from more diverse walks of life.

Taklub or Leave It: What We're Missing in Depicting Climate Change on Film

Bethan Forrest | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bethan Forrest

Taklub, the winner of the 2015 Cli-Fi Award for Best Film (titled the Cliffies) is a devastatingly human and raw exploration of the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda) which hit South-East Asia, causing particular destruction in the Philippines in 2013. The film is an intimate affair which focuses on how one family piece their lives back together.

Hope in the Heat: Millennials Weigh in on COP-21

Adele Barlow | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK
Adele Barlow

A friend attending COP-21 made the mammoth conference sound like a glorified science fair. "Each country has a pavilion showing what it does in terms of climate change," he described, adding that "the fact that it just looks like another trade show" didn't sit well in his psyche.

How Not Cutting Trees Has Become One of the World's Most Successful Climate Efforts

Samantha J Smith | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Samantha J Smith

We are only a few weeks away from the COP21 climate summit in Paris. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 11 per cent of global carbon emissions come from deforestation. That is about the same amount as the emissions from all the world's cars. Efforts to stop deforestation are more important than ever.

David Cameron Has to Catch Up With Germany and France on Climate Change

Andreas Sieber | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Andreas Sieber

It is only 50 days until what might be the most important climate conference, the COP 21 in Paris. This week in Bonn diplomats from all over the world...

The Green Climate Fund - a Win-Win Opportunity for both Environment and Business

One Young World | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

The world clearly needs to address climate change and the set-up of the GCF seems like a win-win situation for every stakeholder involved. Therefore, insurance companies and financial institutions should engage at a larger scale to take on more responsibility and play a greater part to combat climate change.

How a Climate Treaty Can Solve Future Refugee Crisis

Andreas Sieber | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics
Andreas Sieber

This might appear odd to some. But as long as political leaders are not willing to take refugees a humanitarian refugee policy needs incentives. There are less than 100 days left until the climate conference in Paris. Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel has taken several steps to push a climate treaty. David Cameroon should use the remaining time to do the same.

Climate Change on the Frontline With Isis

Hannah Griffiths | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK
Hannah Griffiths

The world faces numerous problems but climate change is unmatched in its scope and how indiscriminately it affects people regardless of faith, creed or colour. If even those living on the edge of war in the Middle East can see the need for serious action then maybe it's time for us to use our voice and help them.

There's Still Every Reason for Osborne to Be a Green Ally

David Nussbaum | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
David Nussbaum

This Budget may be likely to reduce the growth in the size of the state. But the Government will still wield huge power to create the conditions in which clean, green enterprise can flourish.

Pope's Climate Message Will Ring Out Far Beyond the Church

Liz Hutchins | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK
Liz Hutchins

Neither Friends of the Earth nor Pope Francis are anti-business. Laudato si isn't calling for an end to capitalism; for everything to re-nationalised. But, as the encyclical says 'The environment is one of those goods that cannot be adequately safeguarded or promoted by market forces.' Amen to that and ditto in the case of inequality.

Speak Up About Climate Change for the Sake of Those You Love

Sophie Dodgeon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Sophie Dodgeon

When it comes to climate change, the talk is often about the impact on future generations. The implication is that consequences are still some way off in the future and, despite the scary headlines, we don't need to worry too much about them now. But for those of us who are deeply concerned about the effect carbon emissions are having on people and planet, this isn't helpful.