Blog Posts - Climate Change



Bill McKibben - How to Save the Planet From President Trump

Written by Bill McKibben and first published at Common DreamsWe’re going to be dealing with an onslaught of daily emergencies during the Trump years. Already it’s begun — if there’s nothing going on (or in some cases when there is), our leade...
by London Green Left on Dec 4, 2016

Marching Toward the Apocolypse

As the reality of this election sinks in, the threat to our future also sinks in. If the most qualified candidate in recent history lost to the least qualified in recent history, we get a dire image of what our … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Dec 2, 2016

Friends of the Earth International ally themselves with US resistance to Trump

Friends of the Earth International have just issued the following unusually strong statement from their meeting In Lampung, Indonesia: We, Friends of the Earth International, the largest federation of grassroots environmental justice organizations fr...
by wembleymatters on Dec 2, 2016

Zac Goldsmith – Arrogant Prat gets his Comeuppance

With something like a swing of 22%, the Lib Dem candidate, Sarah Olney, won the Richmond Park by-election, overturning a Tory majority of over 23,000 votes at last year’s general election. Zac Goldsmith, resigned from the Tories (sort of) to protes...
by London Green Left on Dec 2, 2016

The sources of transport emissions

A few days ago I wrote about why we need to pay more attention to transport emissions. Today I want to look at where transport emissions come from, and what the biggest challenges are. It won’t take long. Here’s a hasty graph drawn from t...
by Make Wealth History on Dec 1, 2016

Inexorable rise of human population pressures in Africa

I’ve been a bit mad preparing for an upcoming conference, so I haven’t had a lot of time lately to blog about interesting developments in the conservation world. However, it struck me today that my preparations provide ideal material for...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 31, 2016

Marxism and the environment

This is an excerpt from the book Ecology and Socialism by Chris Williams and first published at International Socialist Review“The analysis of Nature into its individual parts, the grouping of the different natural processes and objects i...
by London Green Left on Aug 31, 2016

STONE COLD - CO2 to Rock

"To combat climate change, these scientists are turning CO2 into rock" PBS NewsHour 8/23/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a major contributor to global warming.  But what if there were a way to turn that gas into roc...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 29, 2016

The enemy is not the climate; it’s capitalism

Written by Michael Gasser and first published at Santa Cruz Ecological JusticeIn a new article in the New Republic, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, probably the world’s most influential climate activist, argues that World War III has begun and that...
by London Green Left on Aug 28, 2016

Brent Council Carbon Footprint

Brent Council is happily advertising a fall in its carbon footprint of 11.3%, but it would be nice to have a better idea of what this means.  The figures appear to come from this report, although I am not sure why they are press released now.&nb...
by James Powney's Blog on Aug 27, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXVIII

Another six biodiversity cartoons for your midday chuckle & groan. There’s even one in there that takes the mickey out of some of my own research (see if you can figure out which one). See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodive...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 25, 2016

Local Government can nudge us towards Ecosocialism

Conservative run Forest Heath District Council in Suffolk has purchased a 12.4MW solar farmat Toggam Farm in Lakenheath, in their area. The farm is 17.5 hectares in size and has over 47,000 solar panels in operation. It becomes the largest publically...
by London Green Left on Aug 24, 2016

CLIMATE CHANGE - Today's Extreme Weather

"Scientists analyze recent extreme weather events in relation to climate change" PBS NewsHour 8/17/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  The second large-scale fire in California this week is raging through the southern part of the state, and the fatal flooding...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 22, 2016

Africa Has Little Influence On Climate Change Decisions – Study

Africa’s influence on climate change decisions made in the global arena is weak, a new study has revealed. According to the paper published in the Journal of International Agreements: Politics, Economics and Law, the continent has little influence...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Aug 22, 2016

The ecosocialist imperative - Review of Michael Lowy's book Ecosocialism

Written by Hannah Holleman and first published at International Socialist ReviewEcosocialism is an important introduction to Marxist strategies to stop environmental destruction. It assumes even greater importance since the 2015 United Nati...
by London Green Left on Aug 21, 2016

US Liberal Hate for the Green Party

This post has shades of what is happening here in the UK Labour PartyWritten by Margaret Kimberley and published at CounterpunchLiberals have joined Hillary Clinton’s “big nasty tent” in a very big way. They have moved far beyond the usual rati...
by London Green Left on Aug 19, 2016

Rich and stable communities most vulnerable to change

I’ve just read an interesting new study that was sent to me by the lead author, Giovanni Strona. Published the other day in Nature Communications, Strona & Lafferty’s article entitled Environmental change makes robust ecological ne...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 16, 2016

Big Chill: ‘Substantial Cooling’ Predicted Within The Next Few Years

The Global Warming Policy Forum New NASA Survey Finds Antarctica Covered in More Ice Than Previously Thought Climate boffins believe the UK’s topsy-turvy climate is in for a chilly twist within the next few years as three major forms of clima...
by INFRAKSHUN on Aug 15, 2016

Book Review - Capitalism is the culprit

Written by Bill Crane and first published at International Socialist ReviewFossil Capital, which is the Swedish Marxist Andreas Malm’s first book in English, is a wide-ranging explanation of the manner in which capitalism tends toward climate crisi...
by London Green Left on Aug 14, 2016

Inspiring Groundwork project on climate proofing social housing landscapes - ideas for Brent?

As we have learnt from the new park on the Chalkhill Estate green spaces can have a transformative impact on how people feel about their local areas and the social relationships on the estate. This video about work being carried out jointly by Ground...
by wembleymatters on Aug 11, 2016


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