Climate Change

As the UN observes the International Day of the World's Indigenous People at its headquarters in New York today, a reclusive community of indigenous people in Philippines prepares for another restless night of fear and uncertainty.
Sir Paul McCartney, Leonardo Dicaprio, Cameron Diaz, Helena Christensen, Sting, Gael Garcia Bernal, Angelique Kidjo, Rahul
While about 97% of climate scientists accept that man-made global warming (AGW) is a real threat to humanity, the public is in two minds as to whether climate change is a real threat. This is the result of a highly effective campaign by the climate change "sceptics", who use mainstream and social media to attack each and every point made by climate scientists.
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Policies to encourage the development of renewable energy risk destroying tens of thousands of jobs
There was a startling demonstration last week of how quickly messages of climate change denial can spread from the United States to the United Kingdom.
"Who Do You Think You Are" not only shines a light on an individual's family fortunes it also showcases the repositories of celebrities' secrets, the UK's network of libraries and archives. And the crown jewel in that network is the National Archives, in my book one of our greatest and yet unsung institutions.
With the Republican Party and a good many Democrats currently opposed to sanctioning any meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, United States climate policy, at least at federal level, appears stagnant at the moment.
In these times of pinching pennies, monetary McCarthyism in the public sector and the savage exposure of any "drain" on public finance, it was interesting to see one rather faceless block of tax payers' money hit the stream recently, without very much of a splash.
“When I first said I wanted Pete Postlethwaite for our film, everyone laughed because he was so out of our league. We’re
Us "eco-warriors" aren't out to get you, steal your money and brainwash innocent children and puppies - making the world a better place is a bit grand, but even so, it's not exactly a bad aspiration.
MPs, like millions of other Britons, are either preparing to set off for their summer holidays, or wishing that they could afford to do so. A new initiative, called the 'Hands off our holiday, Mr Taxman!' campaign seeks to ensure holidays remain affordable in the future
Three senior judges have ruled that the undercover police officer Mark Kennedy unlawfully spied on protesters and arguably
Energy costs are rising, and the demand for electricity is expected to double by 2050 in the UK. As demand climbs, we can either build new plants - a costly option few utilities or tax payers can afford to bear, or find ways to improve the existing infrastructure in place through supply-side efficiency solutions.
The author of Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne, once said that 'organising is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up'. This coalition government has demonstrated a boldly pragmatic and non-ideological mindset since taking office. Nevertheless, there is a danger that on planning, the Government is ideologically dismissing an integrated approach in favour of extending responsibility to communities. Localism is great for running a local park, but it cannot provide integrated national solutions to the big environmental challenges facing the UK.
In an age of austerity how will the arts be paid for if BP won't? Last night's Trafalgar Square performance was free after all? Those I'm afraid who it really did appear can afford opera tickets should pay for them; the cost of greasing BP's continued abuse of global resources is far, far more expensive. To us all.
Our ageing power plants are shutting down. In less than a decade, a quarter of them will go offline. We must build the equivalent of twenty large power stations by 2020 if we are to assure supply and meet our binding renewables and carbon targets