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XR Extinction Rebellion: Something has to be done!

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Jeremy Corbyn unites with direct action group Just Stop Oil

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/16/jeremy-corbyn-unites-with-direct-action-group-just-stop-oil Jeremy Corbyn, the former Labour leader, has teamed up with direct action campaigners to form a new “red/green” climate and social justice movement which aims to stage a “major wave of popular mass action” later this year. Corbyn’s Peace … Continue reading

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No market for proposed Cumbrian coalmine

Steel boss dismisses claim that sector needs new Cumbrian coalmine As final decision looms on controversial pit, industry expert says there is no domestic market for its fuel Claims that a new coalmine in Cumbria will help supply British-made steel and replace … Continue reading

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Climate protest news 28 April 2022

Just Stop Oil protesters sabotage petrol pumps on M25 motorway … About 35 supporters of the Just Stop Oil campaign staged blockades at the Cobham services in Surrey and the Clacket Lane services in Kent, both on the M25, smashing the display … Continue reading

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Climate protest news 27 April 2022

Just Stop Oil protesters defy cops again as arrests made on second day of action Ten more arrests have been made after a protest outside a giant Midland oil terminal today. It was the second demonstration in two days at … Continue reading

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Australian Election 2022

A close look at election campaign promises shows major parties still back fossil fuels In Australia’s election campaign the silence on climate is deafening

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Extinction Rebellion scientists: why we glued ourselves to a government department

Charlie Gardner, University of Kent; Emily Cox, Cardiff University, and Stuart Capstick, Cardiff University One recent Wednesday, while most scientists around the world were carrying out their research, we stepped away from our day jobs to engage in a more … Continue reading

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The game changers on climate

The game changers on climate Earlier this month leading climate scientists issued their landmark report on climate solutions, directly to world governments, saying it’s “now or never” if we are to meet the Paris Agreement 1.5°C warming limit. And the response? Well, … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2022

It occurs to me that this could be a dangerous time for politicians and others failing to address the climate crisis. We have the most recent IPCC report identifying necessary action including an immediate stop to all new fossil fuel … Continue reading

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Climate protest news 14 April 2022 / 2

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Climate protest news 13 April 2022 / 2

Extinction Rebellion goes door-knocking for new recruits Extinction Rebellion climate change activists have been door-knocking across London to attract new members. The group says it is carrying out three days of “deep-canvassing”, approaching people in their homes to “listen to … Continue reading

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Climate protest news 13 April 2022 / 1

Extinction Rebellion protest – live: Activists glue themselves to government buildings in week of mass action Activists have glued themselves to UK government buildings in protest against new oil and gas as Extinction Rebellion continued its week of mass action in London. XR said scientists – dressed … Continue reading

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Climate protest news 12 April 2022 / 2

Extinction Rebellion protesters force Lloyd’s of London to close HQ Extinction Rebellion protesters have forced the closure of the insurance market Lloyd’s of London, after using superglue, chains and bicycle locks to block entrances to the building. The environmental activist group said … Continue reading

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Climate protest news 12 April 2022 / 1

Extinction Rebellion targets energy industry insurers Lloyd’s of London Activists from Extinction Rebellion blocked the entrances at Lloyd’s of London headquarters and prevented staff from entering the building, with the aim of closing down the insurance and reinsurance giant for the … Continue reading

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Climate news review

A few of today’s climate news stories Insulate Britain says 117 supporters have been charged over road block protests after 857 arrests Climate activists say they expect numbers to rise Climate group Insulate Britain has said 117 activists have been charged over … Continue reading

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Extreme heat in oceans ‘passed point of no return’ in 2014

Extreme heat in the world’s oceans passed the “point of no return” in 2014 and has become the new normal, according to research. Scientists analysed sea surface temperatures over the last 150 years, which have risen because of global heating. … Continue reading

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The Tipping Point | Climate Change: The Facts | BBC Earth

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Within Decade, Planet’s Natural World Facing Largest Mass Extinction Event Since Dinosaurs

Latest analysis by World Wildlife Fund warns humanity—possible “victim of it own lifestyle”—might ultimately be added to list of threatened species. JULIA CONLEY December 30, 2021 Increasingly dire ecological damage and severe impacts of the climate crisis are pushing the natural … 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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Extinction Rebellion protesters break bail terms for City protest

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/02/extinction-rebellion-protesters-break-bail-terms-for-city-protest Dozens of Extinction Rebellion activists have carried out a mass act of non-violent civil disobedience by breaking bail conditions ordering them to stay away from the City of London financial district. The activists joined with hundreds of supporters in a low-key … Continue reading

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