Blog: Climate

David Rose is not a credible source - OFFICIAL

Posted by Graham Thompson - 24 July 2014 at 12:46pm - Comments
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The source of denial (joke copywrited to Graham Thompson)

This may not be entirely new or surprising information to you, but the English speaking press around the world has been recycling Rose's Mail on Sunday climate denial nonsense for nearly a decade. Now a decision of the Australian Press Council, published today, means that 'it was in the Mail' is no longer an excuse for publishing climate misinformation.

Massive victory! West Sussex says we're 'not for shale'

Posted by simon clydesdale - 23 July 2014 at 2:01pm - Comments
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West Sussex's decision comes on the back of determined work by local anti-fracking groups

The UK’s fracking juggernaut has just been forced off the road. Just after 12.30pm on Tuesday the planning committee of West Sussex County Council voted unanimously to reject Celtique’s application to drill deep into the heart of Sussex.

No, ex-minister

Posted by Graham Thompson - 21 July 2014 at 1:37pm - Comments
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Paterson 'effigy' shocked to read of his recent demise

Secretary of State for the Environment Mr Owen Paterson has been sacked, and ‘the countryside’ is reportedly FURIOUS. As is traditional, the spokesmen for ‘the countryside’ and their alleged fury are climate sceptics writing in the Telegraph - and none of those climate sceptics writing in the Telegraph is more furious than Owen Paterson himself.

48 hours of action against LEGO - this is just the start

Posted by sara_a - 18 July 2014 at 3:30pm - Comments
Lego petition hand in
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Greenpeace activists re-branded LEGO’s Czech factory

Early on Wednesday morning, on an industrial estate in the Czech Republic, our campaign to convince much-loved toy company LEGO to break their partnership with Arctic oil-drillers Shell, moved into a new phase of escalation. Greenpeace activists re-branded LEGO’s Czech factory - one of their three main production centres around the world - with a Shell logo, an oil spill, and giant unhappy minifigures, cleaning it up. 

Fracking the desolate north: despatches from the frontline

Posted by simon clydesdale - 17 July 2014 at 10:21am - Comments
Lancashire County Councillors greeted with anti-fracking message
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Lancashire county councillors greeted with anti-fracking message today

Another fracking application, another town. I’m not sure the ‘Not For Shale roadshow on tour’ t-shirt is ready to compete yet with the One Direction world tour t-shirt. But we’ve already appeared in Chichester, Midhurst, and today is Thursday so it must be sunny Preston.

Inspired by history

Posted by Nikos - 10 July 2014 at 11:06am - Comments
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It was 29 years ago today that the Rainbow Warrior came to rest at the bottom of the port of Auckland after her bombing by French secret service agents. She took Fernando with her. We will always remember both.

8 amazing renewable energy projects that we love

Posted by Richard Casson - 8 July 2014 at 11:06am - Comments

David Cameron is clearing the path for fracking in the UK. So as part of the movement (which you can join by signing the petition to keep fracking out of the UK), let's take a look at a few ideas he could be throwing his weight behind instead. Here are 8 renewable energy projects that we totally love:

Lego, we're feeling sad too

Posted by ianduff - 2 July 2014 at 5:37pm - Comments
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Lego, don't let Shell play with the Arctic

LEGO says they’re saddened Greenpeace have used its famous brand as a tool in our campaign to stop Shell drilling in the Arctic.

How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Posted by jamie - 1 July 2014 at 3:49pm - Comments

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country - nay, the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of little plastic feet. What a day it's been.

A letter to the employees at LEGO

Posted by ianduff - 1 July 2014 at 12:04pm - Comments
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Dear LEGO employee

As an employee of LEGO, you have helped to create a company admired around the world. Millions of people associate LEGO with happy childhood memories, creativity, innovation and imagination. At the same time, LEGO has realised the significance of social responsibility and taken a number of steps towards becoming a better corporate citizen. These have undoubtely strengthend LEGO’s image as a responsible and well-loved company.

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