The Anthropocene: age of human driven climate

Schellnhuber: “The emissions so far already suffice to suppress the next ice ages.”

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1.5ºC - A New Boundary For Global Warming?

Nations have agreed to aspire to a boundary of 1.5ºC global mean average temperature rise. But to what degree is this new "icon" for limiting climate change based on science and can we even achieve it?

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Naomi Klein on the role of civil society and the need to pressure our leaders

“When we abdicate the power, that is when we get ourselves into trouble!”

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Professor Jason Box Full Interview

In the full interview, we discuss issues relating to the wider social implications of tackling climate change. These include social justice, creating hope through action for the next generation, as well as why in order to achieve this, "we need to evolve!"

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Jason Box on how “mitigation matters”

Mitigation matters if we want to slow the rate of ice loss from the Greenland ice sheet that could add metres of sea-level rise.

Nick Breeze conducted an impromptu interview with Jason Box, Professor of Glaciology and Greenland Ice Sheet specialist, at COP21.

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Christiana Figueres: a very important strategic moment to begin to bring down fossil fuel subsidies

Christiana Figueres, speaking at COP21 in Paris, about the need to dispel myths around ending subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.

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Climate Justice? “Let them eat cake!” Discussion: Professor Kevin Anderson & Dr. Hugh Hunt

In this spontaneous conversation between two of Britain’s most vocal scientists on climate change and engineering, we see a frank analysis of the details that bely inconvenient truths for each one us.

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The 1.5ºC boundary for global heating exposes the chasm between rhetoric & reality, here's why:

Newspapers are awash with the headlines that the new ‘Paris Accord’ marks the end of the fossil fuel era. But we must ask whether this really is the case, and if it is, who is going to be hit the hardest by the changes that would have to be implemented across the globe to stay within the boundary of 1.5ºC warming?

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COP21 Paris Accord failed humanity, impacted communities respond

The COP21 Paris Accord failed humanity, and impacted communities must take things into our own hands and push at all levels of government

The following message has been recived from the Grassroots Global Justice Aliance and is a statement reflecting on the COP21 Paris Accord:

As impacted communities, we are deeply aware of the imperative of the climate crisis. Our waters are being poisoned from fossil fuel extraction, our livelihoods are threatened by floods and drought, our communities are the hardest hit and the least protected in extreme weather events. The climate crisis is a reality, but the COP21 Paris Accord is not based on that reality.

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More posts by Nick Breeze

Addressing a wine industry on the frontline of climate change, Former President Obama said: “We are speeding our car towards the cliff at a very fast rate”. The audience and former president were invited to the launch of this new initiative by 326yr old port company CEO, Adrian Bridge, who is calling for solutions, saying “what we need to do is stop talking and start doing!” Nick Breeze reports.

 

A three day hearing at the High Court is in process that will decide whether an injunction be granted, effectively preventing any campaigning that might negatively impact the economic interests of UKOG and their associated companies.

 

The Climate Change Act 10 years on: does it matter? Is it fit for purpose? Are our politicians fit for purpose? Chris Rapley speaks candidly about our preparedness for an ever-rising tide of climate impacts that are already having a disastrous effect on nearly all regions of the world.

 

The jet stream is responsible for what kind of weather we experience and it’s behaviour is changing. Dr Jennifer Francis, a research professor at Rutgers University's Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, explains how a combination of factors are going to drastically impact agricultural systems in Europe and Eurasia.

It is easy to look at the fires in southern Europe and think that “global warming” is a regional problem often on someone else doorstep. This misconception could not be further from the truth because the “global” bit refers only to global mean temperature. As scientists start to look at what is happening around the world, it becomes very clear that the interconnected global system is changing for all.

 

Dr. Saleemul Huq Director International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at the Independent University, Bangladesh. In this short interview Dr Huq talks about his work and explains how those most vulnerable to the effects of manmade climate change are seeking recompense from the worlds greatest polluters.   

 

In 2014 Marks & Spencer became the only retailer in the world with carbon neutral operations. This huge undertaking across over 1400 stores has been rewarded with international recognition by the UNFCC winning Momentumn For Change award for carbon neutrality.