Blog: Climate

Why I believe the UK should stay in the EU

Posted by John Sauven — 7 March 2016 at 4:56pm - Comments
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They say you don't know what you've got until it's gone but in reality you do...You just didn't think you could lose it. We last had an EU referendum in 1975. The vote to stay in was overwhelming. There are dozens of reasons why we all know the UK should stay in the EU - here are my top 3.

London elections: 3 ideas for the next mayor

Posted by Rosie Rogers — 3 March 2016 at 11:16am - Comments
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In just over two months, Londoners will have voted for a new mayor to replace Boris Johnson. But have you wondered – what can the new mayor do to take on the big environmental issues facing the UK’s capital city?

We kicked out Shell, but there’s a new threat to the Arctic

Posted by Mads Flarup Chr... — 2 March 2016 at 12:05pm - Comments
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Together we kicked out Shell, 7 million people across the world stopped Shell’s expansion into the Arctic last year. Later in the year nations came together in Paris and signed a historical agreement for the climate. These events are clear signs that the world is entering into a new era, where fossil fuels are placed in a museum, making room for a sustainable future.

An open letter to the Heathrow 13 from Emma Thompson and Alastair McGowan

Posted by alice.hunter — 24 February 2016 at 10:48am - Comments
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Dear Heathrow 13,

As long-standing opponents of a third runway at Heathrow, we want to express our support and solidarity to you all.

In Pictures: Arctic Frontiers, the natural wonders on the top of the world

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 19 February 2016 at 4:58pm - Comments
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Narwhals caught breaching in icy waters

Today we launch our campaign to protect the fragile ocean on top of the world. These images illustrate the rich biodiversity of the region and give you an idea of what is at stake if industrial fishing fleets move even further North to exploit these waters, where ethereal, otherworldly, translucent sea angels hover and the unicorns of the sea, narwahls live.

The 6 Most Kick-Arse Moments of #Frackminster

Posted by India Thorogood — 10 February 2016 at 11:54pm - Comments

This week hasn't been a normal one at Westminster. On Tuesday, 30 Greenpeace volunteers built a blooming huge fracking rig right on David Cameron's doorstep. It spewed fire out of the top, leaving passers by confused and amused, and causing a stir with MPs.

Why I’m joining Greenpeace’s fracking protest outside Westminster today

Posted by Tina Rothery — 9 February 2016 at 12:28pm - Comments
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As you read this, I’m stood outside Westminster Palace in London – the home of Parliament and the birthplace of democracy in the UK. In the early hours of this morning, I arrived with a team of Greenpeace volunteers. And as the sun slowly appeared on this grey February day, we turned a corner of Parliament Square into a small but life-like industrial site.

Join us in Lancashire for a rally to say NO to fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 2 February 2016 at 4:31pm - Comments
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Last year our movement to stop fracking won a huge victory when Lancashire council voted against Cuadrilla’s bid to drill for shale gas. But now ministers in David Cameron’s government have recalled the decision, meaning that very soon the council could be overruled -- and fracking could be given the go ahead.

Veganuary: Our dessert recipes

Posted by India Thorogood — 29 January 2016 at 6:13pm - Comments
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Now here at Greenpeace UK, we are lucky enough to have a 50/50 vegetarian and vegan cafe. Every day our amazing chef Anne cooks up tasty meat-free meals - everything from dhals to stews and fruit crumbles! But despite getting pretty full up with tasty veggie and vegan food at lunch, some of us also cook up some delights for dinner and dessert at home. What better month to share these than so-called Veganuary.

Floods: We've had it up to here...

Posted by Aakash Naik — 27 January 2016 at 7:41pm - Comments
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Last December, Britain experienced its wettest month since Met Office records began in 1910. Many towns, villages and communities buckled under the pressure of insufficient flood defences and were left devastated by the impact of the floods. 

For far too long, Ministers have disregarded scientists’ warnings that climate change will drive up flood risk across the country. Now we want them to listen to the people who have paid a huge price for this complacency.

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