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  • Bullsh*t Bingo

    Blogpost by Mike Townsley - 3 December, 2011 at 18:53

    If you've just read our political update, you probably need something to cheer you up. Have a look at the cartoon we whipped up in light of the US's blatant blocking and bullying in the first week of the UN climate talks. It has become clear that no... Read more >

  • COP17 - Week one round up

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - 3 December, 2011 at 18:15 2 comments

    For a week now government negotiators working on the plan for ‘Long Term Co-operative Action’ on climate change have been scattered across a conference  center in Durban, South Africa negotiating over the wide range of issues not covered by the rule... Read more >

  • Durban climate talks: US must stand aside

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - 3 December, 2011 at 11:19 2 comments

    It’s midway through the UN climate talks in Durban, SA and the draft text for the agreement that will come out of this year conference has just been released. I saw the text this morning, and it is 131 pages! This draft of the final agreement is long ... Read more >

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    Of the many things I'd forgotten about my home town of Durban, the one I'm reminded of most often is the humidity. When we were kids here we'd go to discos and be dripping with sweat after a few minutes of dancing. It's the same thirt... Read more >

  • Weak Carbon Target Jives with Science, says Obama Team

    Blogpost by Kyle Ash - 30 November, 2011 at 18:04 2 comments

    Many people have given up hope that President Obama will take the lead on climate. This is a massive disappointment, given the hope we all had after the departure of Bush and his denial of climate change, and Obama's 2008 campaign promise to take acti... Read more >

  • Coal: The Dirty Truth, a view from COP17

    Blogpost by Caroline Chisholm - 30 November, 2011 at 9:02 3 comments

    No Future in Coal

    Burning coal is driving climate change – and Africa’s people are on the frontline. So, as the continent’s largest CO2 emitter, and the 12th largest in the world, South Africa is a major player on the global polluter’s stage. More than 90 perc... Read more >

  • Can we have the old Canada back?

    Blogpost by Tzeporah Berman - 29 November, 2011 at 19:49 1 comment

    At dawn on the opening day of the UN climate summit in Durban, South Africa, Greenpeace took to Parliament Hill to brand the Harper government a “climate fail” of epic proportions. Activists used hundreds of LED emergency lights to spell “climate fail” across the Parliament lawn in huge, illuminated letters to send Prime Minister Harper the message that he must listen to people, not polluters.

    Oh Canada, do you remember when scientists identified a grave environmental threat caused by the release of gases from everyday objects used by billions of people around the world? And do you remember how we were forced to come together to ag... Read more >

  • Taking a stand for tigers and against coal mining in India

    Blogpost by Lauri Myllyvirta - 24 November, 2011 at 13:29 7 comments

    Padmapur Coal Mine in Chandrapur

    Our addiction to coal is not only causing a global climate crisis, it has also more direct and local devastating impacts. Greenpeace India recently organized a fact finding mission by Indian wildlife experts Praveen Bhargav (Wildlife First) and Bisw... Read more >

  • And the winner of the 2011 Greenpeace film competition is...

    Blogpost by Richardg, Greenpeace UK - 23 November, 2011 at 16:00 2 comments

    Last night film makers from across Europe gathered at the Curzon Soho in central London, with one question on their minds: who had won the Greenpeace Film Competition?

    We'd challenged people to make short films that exposed how Volkswagen was mis... Read more >

  • Politicians Need to Listen to the People, Not the Polluters

    Blogpost by Tzeporah Berman - 23 November, 2011 at 14:00 3 comments

    Patnow Coal Plant's Chimney

    Corporations who bear the most responsibility for contributing to climate change emissions - and then profiting from those activities - are campaigning to increase their access to international negotiations like the upcoming COP17 meeting in Durban.... Read more >

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