Global Warming

Leadership from Washington on Climate Change

Bob Ward | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Ward

The United States took a further step forward yesterday in its action against climate change as another state outlined plans to use carbon pricing to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Human Rights Day - A Reminder of Why We Need an Integrated Approach

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK
Albina Du Boisrouvray

Today marks the United Nation's 64th Human Rights Day. When proclaimed in 1950, the UN General Assembly's aim was to highlight 'to the peoples of the world' that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was the common standard of achievement for all peoples and nations.

Deal or No Deal? The Rocky Road to Climate Consensus

Dr Alison Doig | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK
Dr Alison Doig

Overall the discussion has to move from defensive discussions of nations asking 'how little I can offer and still make it look like a deal' towards 'how can we work together to form a deal which will deliver a low-carbon future for the world which keeps us all safe'.

Why Visiting a Rainforest Might Just Save the World

Ella Jameson | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Ella Jameson

While hordes of tourists with cameras swarming through rainforests is also obviously not what we want, the more people understand these incredible ecosystems, whether through actually visiting themselves or learning proactively, the better.

In Meat-ro: The Curious Case of Cruelty Free Meat

Alexandra Gerrity | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alexandra Gerrity

Few insects produce methane and the protein they provide would be an efficient and sustainable way to increase intake as the population grows. It could be argued that if we can overcome the fear of eating lab grown meat then we should instead get over our cultural aversions to eating edible insects.

Bob Geldof's African Complex

Ronnie Joice | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ronnie Joice

Here's a wild thought: Could Bob Geldof turn out to become one of Africa's worst enemies despite his original masterstroke of giving a platform to ageing rockers, publicity-hungry pop stars and dubious has-been singers to help promote their all-conquering charitable efforts?

This Is How Much CO2 The World Produces

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

NASA has released an incredible video showing the global Co2 emissions throughout the year. The astonishing footage was compiled by a supercomputer...

World's Two Biggest Polluters Sign Ambitious Climate Change Deal

AP/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

The United States and China pledged Wednesday to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global figh...

Changing the Climate and the Future of Green Politics: Part 2/3

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

Capitalism is different from what came before. No previous society has accumulated and concentrated wealth on a comparable scale. The ecological crisis is a symptom, the most deadly symptom, of a social crisis in human beings' relationship to our environment. It makes more sense to talk of capitalist, rather than anthropogenic climate change.

Changing the Climate and the Future of Green Politics: Part I/3

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Politics
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

The impossible is happening. The People's Climate March was a global day of action of historic proportions. Over 30,000 people took to the streets in London. New York City hosted the biggest march climate march ever, with religious and labour leaders coming together with scientists, environmentalists and 400,000 Americans. People protested in 166 countries demanding system change...

How This Chilling Video Ended A £70m Partnership

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Following an emotional campaign that pulled heartstrings worldwide, the much-loved toy company Lego has bowed to public demands and axed its long-stan...

35,000 Walrus Cluster On Alaskan Beach As Global Warming Melts Their Ice

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

When walruses get together, you’re going to know about it. Particularly if there are 35,000 of them, jostling for space on a beach in northwest ...

Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs The Climate

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

Klein's fundamental argument is simple: in order to prevent global warming, we need an ideological shift away from neo-liberalism towards a fairer, greener and more egalitarian form of society

The Yoga of Optimized Desire Can Save Earth From its End

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

When a consumerist turns away from the shelves of supermarket, with just about how much he/she needs, and does not fall prey to hoarding, the chain collapses to a moderate one. This way, nature won't see an enemy in man. And, that will be the path to earth's redemption.

Facts and Fictions About New Climate Change Report

Bob Ward | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Ward

The New Climate Economy Report has been endorsed by a wide range of politicians, businesspeople and commentators since it was published on 16 September, but a few 'usual suspects' have popped up in the media to make predictably weak and flawed attacks on its findings...

Cameron Demands 'New, Ambitious Global Deal' To Restrict Climate Change

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron has called for the international community to come together behind a "new, ambitious global deal" to restrict global warm...

How Can Countries Make Progress on Global Climate Policy?

Michael Bechtel | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Michael Bechtel

Tomorrow's UN climate summit in New York brings together policymakers from around the globe to facilitate reaching agreement on an effective climate deal in 2015. Given the frequent warnings from international scientists about the dangers of global warming and the role of human activity as well as months marked by several destructive extreme weather events, it seems important to ask just what will it take for countries to reach agreement on a climate treaty.

This Is What A Global Call For Action Against Climate Change Looks Like

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK

Tens of thousands of people marched through London today to demand urgent action on climate change, as events took place around the world ahead of a U...

The Results Of This Poll Are A 'Huge Embarrassment' For The PM

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK

In a "huge embarrassment" for the Prime Minister, the vast majority of Tory MPs don't think manmade climate change is a real issue, a shocking new pol...

Eat Less Meat To Reduce Global Warming And World Hunger, Say Experts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Burgers, smoke houses and steak joints may be very en trend in foodie circles at the moment, but meat has long been seen as an essential part of our d...

Green IT - Time to Turn Over a New Leaf

Roger Keenan | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

We are faced with a double-edged sword as the more we develop, the more energy we need and the more pollution is produced... the IT industry has a role to play in maximising the efficiency of energy use and making sure we do everything we can to fight back against climate change.

Green Hypocrisy at Northcliffe House

Bob Ward | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Ward

This once again exposes the breath-taking hypocrisy of The Mail on Sunday, which tries to convince its readers that threats to the environment are exaggerated, while its parent company is busy trying to persuade investors that it is a sustainable business.

On Jellyfish and Listening to the Futures

Green Futures | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Green Futures

As atmospheric carbon levels reach seemingly implacable heights, the degree to which sustainable solutions must be implemented follows suit. And yet, little headway has been made on this critical issue, at least according to recent forecasts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which released its Fifth Assessment Report earlier this year.

Greenpeace Have Made The Most Upsetting Lego Film Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech

Greenpeace has made a shocking/touching/impactful/sad video about Lego's partnership with Shell and it's fair to say that it pretty much squashes any ...

The Trouble With Climate Change Denial

Bob Ward | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Ward

The pamphlet provides stunning proof that the arguments put forward by Lord Lawson and other climate change 'sceptics' require not just a dogmatic rejection of the expert views of climate scientists, but also a denigration of their professional competence and integrity. That is the trouble with climate change denial.