Blog: Climate

Anti Third Runway Activists Get Their Day In Court

Posted by Ella Gilbert — 25 January 2016 at 12:20am - Comments
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This is a guest blog by Ella Gilbert. She is one of 13 activists put on trial at court for protesting a third runway at Heathrow Airport

Last July, I was part of a Plane Stupid direct action on Heathrow’s Northern runway. The action was part of long-running campaign against the third runway at Heathrow, and against UK airport expansion more generally. 

Where Does Greenpeace Stand on Seal Hunting?

Posted by Jon Burgwald — 22 January 2016 at 12:19pm - Comments
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Late last year, I was interviewed about Greenpeace’s position on seal hunting by the American news channel MSNBC. I think it’s important to clarify where we stand on this important subject.

Greenpeace is completely against the commercial hunting of seals for profit. We always will be.

Greg Clark: The man behind Lancashire’s fracking furore

Posted by Hannah Martin — 13 January 2016 at 12:36pm - Comments
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In the coming months we'll find out if fracking will be allowed in Lancashire. Even though in June last year the local county council voted against shale gas drilling, David Cameron's Westminster government has since intervened and decided that one minister - Greg Clark - will have the final say.

2015: What did we achieve?

Posted by India Thorogood — 5 January 2016 at 5:20pm - Comments

Quite a lot, as it turns out.

In pictures: 2015, What a year!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 18 December 2015 at 1:39pm - Comments
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Actress Emma Thompson and John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace UK, join tens of thousands of people for the People's March for Climate Justice

2015 has been an eventful year as ever and these pictures can only attempt to illustrate a fraction of our campaign highlights. It's been a year of people power, whether we were campaigning outside Shell or taking to the streets during the climate conference in Paris. <--break->

Government completes u-turn, allows fracking under national parks

Posted by Hannah Martin — 16 December 2015 at 9:11pm - Comments
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Areas including North Yorks Moors, pictured here, could end up circled by fracking rigs

Bad news. Our MPs have just voted to allow fracking under national parks and wildlife protection zones.

COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming

Posted by Kumi Naidoo — 14 December 2015 at 1:30pm - Comments
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The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history.

“What on earth have human rights got to do with Greenpeace?”

Posted by India Thorogood — 10 December 2015 at 5:17pm - Comments
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Happy International Human rights day! Today the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is 67 years old.

But if you're wondering what today has to do with Greenpeace then you're not alone. When we launched our most recent tuna campaign - which shone a light on the abuse of tuna fishers - a few people cried  "ssh, that's not your job!"

New report reminds us that every European country needs to phase-out coal

Posted by Diana Vogtel — 4 December 2015 at 5:19pm - Comments
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This week the UN climate summit kicked off in Paris. And on the first day of the talks, world leaders spent hours making long speeches about how they plan to rein in carbon emissions and help limit global warming.

In pictures: Soils and Climate Change on World Soil Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 3 December 2015 at 4:53pm - Comments
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Andrei Yesengi - an indigenous Nenet man - in front of a thermokarst lake, which was drained due to the melting of the permafrost and erosion caused by climate change

As world leaders meet at the COP21 climate talks in Paris, World Soil Day is celebrated around the world on 4th December. World Soil Day aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives.

Soil is essential for life. It’s the basis for food, fuel and fibre production, as well as providing services vital for human well-being, like helping to remove pollutants from water. We should be protecting soils, instead the world’s soil is being degraded by the impacts of climate change and polluted by dirty fuels like coal.

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