How two hours in a freezing tent at Occupy LSX gave me hope

Sat in my coat, scarf, hat, gloves and many many layers, on the coldest day of the winter so far, accompanied by a tent full to the brim with people discussing and debating the problems facing our economy and our environment, it is hard not to feel a little inspired. Just the fact that this…

Will 2014 see a resurgence of clean energy investment?

2014 could prove to be an important year for clean energy investment. Following 2013 analysis which showed falling levels of investment last year, 2014 could prove to be a turning point for the downward trends experienced in recent years, with early indications showing investment was back up in the first quarter of the year. Based…

Cartagena Dialogue delegates confronted with climate reality in Marshall Islands

Reposted from tcktcktck.org As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change met in Japan to warn of increasing temperatures, rising sea levels and the impacts these would have on lives and livelihoods, in the Pacific Ocean last week, politicians were confronted with the reality of climate change first hand. Faced with the disturbing picture painted by…

Fracking village Balcombe quits fossil fuels for community renewables

Reposted from tcktcktck.org Once a sleepy village in West Sussex, last summer Balcombe became synonymous with the UK’s fight against fracking as the residents found themselves host to riot police, protesters and TV crews. Now the residents of Balcombe are going a step further, with the aim of putting the village on the map for all the…

A wild start to 2014 as extreme weather takes hold

Reposted from tcktcktck.org From unprecedented storms and flooding in the UK to severe drought in California and Brazil, 2014 has kicked off with some exceptional and weird weather events. Scientists are increasingly able to link the upward trends in extreme weather to climate change – and these latest examples are giving them even more evidence. In the…

A year in the climate movement: 2013 highlights

Reposted from tcktcktck.org As the year draws to a close, we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on a year in the climate movement – the impacts, the activism and the action. Looking back on 2013, we hope to better understand the complex landscape in which we are trying to build a safe and sustainable future, and…

A year in the climate movement: 2013 lowlights

Reposted from tcktcktck.org As 2013 draws to a close, we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on a year in the climate movement – the impacts, the activism and the action. Looking back on 2013, we hope to better understand the complex landscape in which we are trying to build a safe and sustainable future, and where…