Blog: Climate

Democracy in Direct Action

Posted by Graham Thompson - 18 April 2014 at 8:44pm - Comments
Caroline Lucas winning her seat in Parliament
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Winning in Brighton & Hove

Here is the news. Caroline Lucas has been acquitted of all charges relating to participating in a peaceful protest against fracking in Balcombe. I am happy.

The cure for syphilis is… ...malaria

Posted by Graham Thompson - 16 April 2014 at 1:13pm - Comments
by. Credit: Jamie Harley
Do NOT google image search for 'syphilis'

The main headlines from the newly reformed and repentant Telegraph and Mail on the latest IPCC report (AR5 working group 3, on mitigation) were –

Fracking can be part of the solution to global warming, say UN climate change experts

Fracking can help to slow global warming admit UN scientists... and so can nuclear power

So what exactly did the new report (IPCC AR5 WG3 SPM) say about fracking? You’ll never guess.

Over by Christmas?

Posted by Graham Thompson - 11 April 2014 at 1:03pm - Comments

The very civil war in the Spectator continues.

The sudden about-face at the Spectator has left a few of their staff a bit dizzy and unsure about which direction they should be pointing in.

No-One Ever Said... The Spectator does a reverse ferret

Posted by Graham Thompson - 4 April 2014 at 3:24pm - Comments

The Spectator has had a go at adapting to the changing media climate by switching to the deniers new ‘adaptation’ meme. Will anyone notice the pivot? The evidence has been carefully hidden away on the covers of their previous editions.

Adapt and/or die!

Posted by Graham Thompson - 1 April 2014 at 3:12pm - Comments
Abandoned dinosaur museum
by-nc. Credit: Mike Fitzpatrick
Transferrable skills allow you to adapt to a changing job market

The Telegraph and the Mail have both told MPs that they think climate change is man-made.

If this is an April Fool’s joke, I’m not amused, but assuming it’s real, job done, that’s the end of mainstream media denial.

Six responses to your pension fund about their investment in Shell

Posted by Charlie Kronick - 1 April 2014 at 12:27pm - Comments
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Shell is treading on thin ice. It has already spent over $5 billion on its Arctic drilling venture, but the company has yet to produce a single drop of Arctic oil. No doubt its shareholders and investors are starting to get nervous.

PowE[R] 2030 - A European Grid for 3/4 Renewable Energy by 2030

Publication date: 
20 March, 2014

An analysis by consultants Energynautics for Greenpeace based on European weather information for 2011 and data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests it is possible to get 77% of Europe’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030 - but mixing renewables with coal or nuclear could add unnecessary costs to the system.

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In pictures: the parasitic bond between water and coal

Posted by Angela Glienicke - 19 March 2014 at 5:55pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Kemal Jufri / Greenpeace
Coal barges come down the Mahakam river in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo

It’s World Water Day on Saturday and this year’s theme highlights the facts that water is needed to produce nearly all forms of energy and the demand for both is rising.

We meet the man who wants to frack under your house

Posted by Lawrence Carter - 14 March 2014 at 3:54pm - Comments

We recently confronted Cuadrilla Chief Executive, Francis Egan, over his plans to frack for shale gas underneath people’s homes in Lancashire. Cuadrilla has announced two new drilling sites in Lancashire, so we decided to pay them a visit and seek their assurance that they would respect the wishes of the Lancashire residents who have come together as part of Greenpeace’s legal block to tell them not to trespass on their land.

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

Posted by Neil Hamilton - 12 March 2014 at 3:54pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic.

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