Blog: Climate

Up where the air isn’t clear

Posted by Emily Randall — 6 January 2017 at 11:22am - Comments
Mary Poppins in air pollution mask over Westminster to highlight air pollution
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Mary Poppins in air pollution mask flies over Westminster to highlight air pollution in the UK

Children’s hero Mary Poppins is back. But the air isn’t clear as she makes her descent - she has to wear an air pollution mask to cut through the toxic fumes.

5 eco-friendly ways to dispose of your old Christmas tree

Posted by Richard Casson — 4 January 2017 at 6:16pm - Comments
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When a Christmas tree ends up in a landfill it decomposes and produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Methane's bad news for our climate. But here's the good news -- instead of sending your old tree to the local dump, there are more sustainable ways to dispose of it now that Christmas is over.

New petition: The government must urgently rethink plans to hike taxes on UK solar

Posted by Richard Casson — 15 December 2016 at 1:09pm - Comments
Solar panel being carried by worker
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This morning I sent an email to Greenpeace's email list, explaining how the government is due to introduce huge tax hikes that could have a devastating impact on the UK solar industry. Here's the email below in case you missed it, and a link to the petition you can sign to push back.

Open letter to Sadiq Khan: we need a diesel-free London

Posted by Emily Randall — 12 December 2016 at 12:48pm - Comments
Close up of car exhaust pipe in Birmingham UK
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Subject: Diesel Free London

Dear Mayor Sadiq Khan,

2016 has been a year full of air pollution lowlights. The UK has the second highest number of premature deaths in Europe owing to bad air quality. London has suffered multiple high air pollution episodes. And the national government has been defeated in the high court for failure to deal with air quality issues. There has never been a more urgent time to take action.

How you can support the Lancashire nana who could face prison over protesting fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 8 December 2016 at 1:05pm - Comments
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Tina Rothery

Update: A judge at Preston Combined Court has ruled that Tina will not be sent to jail. Read the full report on drillordrop.com

5 Reasons Donald Trump Cannot Ruin Absolutely Everything — and how you can help

Posted by India Thorogood — 29 November 2016 at 3:44pm - Comments
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It’s fair to say that here at Greenpeace we are not reacting well to the words ‘President-elect Donald Trump.’ Not only do we fear for all the people Donald Trump has threatened and ridiculed over the last few months, we fear he might destroy the very planet under our feet.

Reducing air pollution with an industrial strategy

Posted by Paul Morozzo — 26 November 2016 at 10:12am - Comments
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As environment campaigners, transport is a tricky issue, we want to be able to commute and travel without damaging our health or the planet. The Government approach to Transport policy has to evolve, if we want to end the air pollution fuelled health crisis and help keep global temperatures to safe levels

Writing off diesel

Posted by Areeba Hamid — 25 November 2016 at 3:25pm - Comments
Boudica Air Pollution Mask Action in London
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Boudica Air Pollution Mask Action in London

Every conversation about reducing urban air pollution revolves around how to cut down traffic, put charges on polluting vehicles to phase them out, introduce a targeted scrappage to help people get out of dirty cars into better alternatives, and put rules in place that will help reduce emissions from other polluting sources such as industry and construction. 

10 big reasons a new runway at Heathrow is bad for the UK

Posted by India Thorogood — 24 October 2016 at 5:59pm - Comments
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1. A new runway will fuel climate change

This month the world ratified the most ambitious climate agreement ever. The Paris agreement couldn’t come soon enough- 2016 was the hottest year on record and the Arctic sea ice reached the second lowest minimum ever.

How You Can Stand with Standing Rock Activists to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted by Martin Vainstein — 12 October 2016 at 3:27pm - Comments

Right now, hundreds of Indigenous activists are peacefully protesting the construction of a crude oil pipeline on ancestral lands, and they need your support.

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