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The World's Ability To Tackle Climate Change Could Vanish In A Trump Presidency

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

There are many ifs and buts here, and it is a long and distant road we face with many unknowns. And from the outset, it looks disastrous for climate change. But amongst all the dark clouds there is hope, and we must do our utmost to pursue that hope.

The Overwhelming Environmental Reasons for Staying in the EU

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

In just over two weeks time, the UK public will vote in a referendum deciding their membership of the European Union with much at stake, not least around the area of climate change.

In Tomorrow's Council Elections, Greens Can Beat the System

Natalie Bennett | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Given the state of our economy, our society, our environment, we can no longer wait that long. We need to elect more Greens, put Greens in power, to deliver a new society that works for the common good, not just the 1% of the richest, within the environmental limits of our one fragile planet.

Are Young People Apathetic and Disengaged?

Julia Stevens | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Julia Stevens

I have such a vivid memory of sitting in a geography lesson at school when I was 14 or 15, exasperated by boredom as the teacher systematically made us memorize information about soil that seemed to have little, if any, relevance to my everyday life...

The Wild Is In Your Heart

Daniel Crockett | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Crockett

At the moment, 'wild' is on trend. The marketing and advertising industries have turned their eye to the romantic escape fantasies we all covet. 'Find your wild,' the advert insists, click to buy.

The Paris Agreement: Let's Get to Work

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

During the years I have been following the climate debate since the failed Copenhagen COP15 talks in 2009, I have never been more optimistic than I am today, the week after all the 195 UN countries finally came together to secure a global deal on climate change.

What the COP? - All You Need to Know About the Paris Climate Summit

Rachel Lees | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Lees

It seems poetically fitting that Paris, named the 'city of lights,' in part, for its birthing of the age of enlightenment, will, in a few weeks, be the host for the most important climate change summit the world has ever seen. Hopefully these negotiations will similarly usher in an age of new thinking, one which shifts the current state of play in how we relate to our planetary home.

#WorldOceansDay: From Vast Underwater Cities To Suburban Artificial Reefs

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

Today is officially World Oceans Day - a day set aside by the UN to 'appreciate, protect and restore our oceans and their resources.' As people ar...

Why Labour Can Deliver on Climate Change

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

I would like Labour to do more on the environment, and I would like it to become one of their top priorities, and let's be fair, at this election, so far it hasn't. But for this to happen, I believe we need to challenge the party from within, which is why I joined. The more members of the Labour party who care and challenge green issues, the more likely it is that it will become a core Labour policy.

Why Aren't Any of the UK's Main Political Party Leaders Willing to Talk About Climate Change?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

If Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and David Cameron really don't want all their green-minded supporters to flock to the Greens, they must do more to convince voters that on these issues they actually offer a pro-environment alternative to the Greens.

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.

The Biggest Climate Movement the World Has Ever Seen Is Underway in America

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

The strength of the US climate movement is its diversity and it's more than just a group of left wing protesters, it's represented in many demographics, and all walks of life and it is precisely those ingredients that makes a movement grow and makes it matter. The good news is that it shows no signs of slowing down - quite the opposite in fact.

An Independent Scotland Would Be a Setback for Tackling Climate Change

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Scotland has been cited as the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy, to harvest that potential to the full, Scotland will need to remain a part of the United Kingdom. Furthermore whether independent or not, the Scottish economy must transition itself further away from fossil fuels rather than developing closer bonds with a dirty energy system. I urge the Scots to vote no to Independence on Thursday.

Nature Connection Will Be the Next Big Human Trend

Daniel Crockett | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Crockett

The greatest fear of disconnection with nature, and the widest response thus far, seems to be for children. At some point, society separates our young people from the natural world, reinforcing a doctrine that has been evolving for hundreds of years.

Australia Has Really Cocked Things Up Now

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Australia has become the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, taking a global step backwards over climate policy. Prime Ministe...

This 'Climate Criminal' Wants The UK's Help To Thwart Global Emission Reforms

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

The Australian Prime Minister, who once famously said that climate change is "absolute crap," has invited the UK to join an alliance of "like-minded" ...

We Need More Onshore Wind Turbines, Not Less

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Travelling through the countryside of Germany and Denmark, there is hardly at any point you can't see any wind turbines spinning in the background. Even in deeply conservative Texas, in the US, wind turbines are becoming a more dominant factor in the landscape and here is the thing - people like it.

Cameron and Salmond: It's Time to Wave Goodbye to the UK"s North Sea Oil and Gas Reserves

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, is basing the economics in these fossil fuels as the economic cornerstone of Scottish independence, while UK Prime Minister David Cameron is arguing that Scotland will need to stay in the UK for these resources best to be managed.

Why I Skip

Cameron Kaye | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Cameron Kaye

As an environmental campaigner I try to live as sustainably as possible and put my beliefs into practice. Skipping for food is, for me, an integral part of being both true to my beliefs and leading a truly sustainable life...

Three Crucial Things to Know About the New IPCC Climate Change Report

Libby Blanchard | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Libby Blanchard

The latest intergovernmental report on climate change states that "human influence on the climate system is clear." Here's how the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change arrived at its conclusions.

Prince Charles Says Climate Change Deniers Are 'Headless Chickens'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

The Prince of Wales has branded climate change deniers the "headless chicken brigade." During an awards ceremony recognising a leading young green...

The Road to Electric Vehicle Adoption: What's Holding Brits Back?

Brian Smithers | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Brian Smithers

2013 proved to be a year of heated debate, education and awareness for the UK green energy sector and at the top of many agendas was the electric vehicle (EV) market.

'A DISGRACE': Great Barrier Reef Dredge Dumping Plan Approved

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World is now under threat, experts have warned, after Australian authorities approved a project to dump dredge...

Casino Banking Is Incompatible With a Democratic Society

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

I believe that what the financial crisis has demonstrated most importantly is that unless we have the operation of finance under democratic control we cannot truly claim to live in a democracy: the objective of Green Party policy outlined in our new report Stepping Outside the Casino is to achieve this democratic control.

Fracking Announcement Is a Sign of Desperation and an Indication of its Undesirability

Natalie Bennett | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

The government is desperate to promote what's clearly a wrong policy direction - which does provoke a question... why? There's an almost religious fervour opposed to renewable energy, particularly wind farms, in elements of our Parliament - what you might call the Ukip-tendency of the Tory Party, that Mr Cameron is determined to placate.