Category Archives: Climate Emergency

Extinction Rebellion blockade Amazon warehouses on Black Friday

Extinction Rebellion blockade Amazon over ‘exploitation of people and planet’ Extinction Rebellion (XR) blocked Amazon distribution centres on “Black Friday”—a day of sales and big profits for the business.  The group occupied Amazon sites across Britain, in Germany and in the Netherlands in protest … Continue reading

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Extinction Rebellion unveils plans to mobilise millions for acts of civil disobedience after Cop26’s failures

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/extinction-rebellion-unveils-plans-to-mobilise-millions-for-acts-of-civil-disobedience-after-cop26-failures … Extinction Rebellion (XR) vowed today to begin a major campaign of civil resistance in April, following on from large-scale protests before the coronavirus pandemic. XR said that world leaders had failed to heed the pleas of experts at … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 13

COP26 overran into it’s thirteenth day today and produced the Glasgow Climate Pact. Cop26 ends in climate agreement despite India watering down coal resolution … The negotiations carried on late into Saturday evening, as governments squabbled over provisions on phasing … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 12

The final day of the COP26 summit. Hundreds of global civil society representatives walk out of Cop26 in protest Carrying blood-red ribbons to represent the crucial red lines already crossed by Cop26 negotiations, hundreds of representatives of global civil society … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 11

‘We are not on course’: scientists warn action must match words at Cop26 Scientists attending Cop26 have sent a clear warning to policymakers: get a move on, because every moment of delay, every extra fraction of a degree of global heating will … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 10

COP26: China and US agree to boost climate co-operation China and the US have agreed to boost climate co-operation over the next decade, in a surprise announcement at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. The two countries released a rare … Continue reading

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Extreme Makeover: Human Activities Are Making Some Extreme Events More Frequent or Intense

https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/3125/extreme-makeover-human-activities-are-making-some-extreme-events-more-frequent-or-intense/ By Alan Buis,NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory In Brief:It’s not your imagination: Certain extreme events, like heat waves, are happening more often and becoming more intense. But what role are humans playing in Earth’s extreme weather and climate event makeover? … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 9

Gender day today at the COP26 summit. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi arrived today. COP26 Report Reveals ‘Massive’ Credibility Gap Between Climate Commitments and 1.5°C Target Climate policy experts on Tuesday called for the final days of the United Nations … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 8

Obama implores world leaders to ‘step up now’ to avert climate disaster Barack Obama has called on world leaders to “step up and step up now” to avert climate breakdown, singling out China and Russia for being foremost among countries … Continue reading

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COP26 Protests and the Young Communist League

There were huge protests in Glasgow and around the world on Saturday about failure to adequately address the climate crisis. The Young Communist League (YCL) of Britain was prevented from participating in the Glasgow protest by police. It appears that … Continue reading

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Study Warns ‘Luxury’ Pollution by the Global Mega-Rich Is Imperiling the Planet “The emissions from a single billionaire spaceflight would exceed the lifetime emissions of someone in the poorest billion people on Earth.” JAKE JOHNSON November 5, 2021 The richest … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 5

COP26 news today is Fridays for Future Scotland’s protest in Glasgow. Greta Thunberg has called COP26 a failure. George Monbiot: Never mind aid, never mind loans: what poor nations are owed is reparations [ed: I recommend reading this article] At … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 4

COP26: Nicola Sturgeon urged to intervene in policing of protests FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to intervene to stop “over the top” policing of climate protests at COP26. Environmental campaigners have claimed that there have been “numerous incidents” of abuse … Continue reading

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COP26 New summary day 3

I’m reaching a few conclusions about COP26. It isn’t serious about addressing climate change because governments are sucking up to the filthy rich and powerful. That’s what refusing to address aviation is about, all the private jets and Bezos and … Continue reading

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COP26: CLIMATE ACTIVISTS TO TARGET 10 UK AIRPORTS THIS WEEKEND TO PROTEST EXPANSION

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/cop26-airport-expansion-protests-uk-b1950499.html Climate activists will target 10 UK airports this weekend to protest proposed expansion. Campaigners are planning to protest at Bristol, Doncaster-Sheffield, Gatwick, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford, London-City, Luton, Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton airports from 11am on Saturday. … [Hypocritical P]oliticians have consistently refused to … Continue reading

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COP26 News Summary day 1

COP26: Nicola Sturgeon catches up with activist Greta Thunberg NICOLA Sturgeon has said the “voices of young people” must be heard loudly after meeting with climate campaigners Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate this morning at Cop26. Scotland’s First Minister said … Continue reading

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COP26 News Summary day 0

Sir David Attenborough’s call to arms for ambitious nature recovery at COP26 Sir David Attenborough has today appeared in a new video calling for “bold action” at COP26 to help nature recover. In the short film, released by The Wildlife … Continue reading

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COP26

COP26 delegates will be arriving to torrential rain in Scotland which has washed away bridges. If bridges are getting washed away now, what will happen with a further 1.5C increase in global temperature? Aren’t we already seriously in the siht? … Continue reading

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INSULATE BRITAIN Be Impossible, Demand the Realistic

Well done Insulate Britain. I have been considering organising an action locally in solidarity, risking imprisonment as you do. I think that I would do some simple criminal damage to increase my effectiveness rather than sit about waiting to be … Continue reading

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Climate change: UN emissions gap report a ‘thundering wake-up call’

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-59049770 National plans to cut carbon fall far short of what’s needed to avert dangerous climate change, according to the UN Environment Programme. Their Emissions Gap report says country pledges will fail to keep the global temperature under 1.5C this century. The … Continue reading

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