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  • Hot Rod

    ...which makes the rationale for National’s just- announced road building bonanza ridiculous. National argues that building roads is better for the environment because if you build a new road/expand an existing road there will be less traffic congesti... Read more >

  • Climate consensus clear

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 13, 2009 at 8:05 2 comments

    balloon08_02An important gathering of about 2,000 climate scientists has just wrapped up in Copenhagen. They’ve been meeting this week to talk through latest science, in order to have some concrete recommendations to give negotiators at the final UN climate talks... Read more >

  • 340 activists call for global climate bail out in Brussels

    Blogpost by Nick - March 11, 2009 at 7:18
    EU Climate Action
    More than 300 activists from 20 different countries are in Brussels this morning to take action and demand a financial commitment to tackling climate change. The activists have surrounded the building in Brussels where finance ministers are discussing... Read more >
  • Connecting climate change and economic recovery

    Blogpost by bunny - March 10, 2009 at 12:47

    In this video the economist Nicholas Stern discusses the 'economic downturn' and its effect on the climate change agenda.

    The economic slowdown has prompted some public and private leaders to question whether the world can afford to addre... Read more >

  • The Ecologist Film Unit's second release documents how espionage, news manipulation, legal threats and even violence have become the knee-jerk response of Government and big business to the increasingly vocal concerns of environmental protesters in th... Read more >

  • Sylvia Earle on the oceans

    Blogpost by Phil - March 9, 2009 at 13:26 1 comment

    What’s blue, wet and feeling sick? Our ocean. It’s no joke. According to legendary ocean advocate Sylvia Earle our planet is facing a major coronary attack if we don’t look after its blue heart.

    She says the oceans are our life support system, generati... Read more >

  • When sheep fly

    Blogpost by Phil - March 9, 2009 at 13:22

    Imagine your surprise if you discovered our tax dollars were being spent on teaching sheep to fly. Don’t panic, it’s an absurd idea. Now you have an insight into how people in Japan feel when they hear they are subsiding the country’s whaling industry... Read more >

  • The Great MIY Badge Carbon Action Mystery Swap Adventure

    Blogpost by Nick - March 9, 2009 at 7:53
    MIY Badge
    MIY Badge
    The crafty folk over at World Sweet World recently asked "can brownie badges save the climate?" ... and their readers voted yes and selected the Op-shopper Extraordinaire , the Quick & Social Showerer, the Obsessive Switcher Offer, the Careful Cook, and the Foot Power badges.
    We're not kidding ourselves that these actions alone will save the climate, but they can make a difference, not least to you.

    Last edition we launched The Great M.I.Y Carbon Action Mystery Badge Swap Adventure because we wondered what skills you thought were needed to save the climate today. We likened it to earning brownie badges of old, but we mashed it with our love of handmade and an urge to help you take action.

    If you're curious get over to World Sweet World, check it out and get stuck in!

    You nominate actions, you make badges and send them in, you earn them, you get them back (a lovely one someone else made), you sew them on your blanket, or anything else you can think of.

    Step 1, Nomination of skills for climate action badges - is already done. 5 carbon action badge ideas have been selected. Step 2, winning ideas are announced, and swapping may begin worldsweetworld.com/badgeaction Read more >

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