Climate change

Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

Greta Thunberg takes climate strike online amid coronavirus fears

Greta Thunberg takes climate strike online amid coronavirus fears

The teenage activist has taken her weekly climate change protests off the streets and onto Twitter due to concerns over the pandemic.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

John McDonnell: ‘Bitterly disappointed’ by Tory climate Budget

John McDonnell: ‘Bitterly disappointed’ by Tory climate Budget

The shadow chancellor said the spending plan was “nowhere near enough” and, on some issues, went “significantly in the wrong direction”.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020

Greta Thunberg leads climate march through Bristol

Greta Thunberg leads climate march through Bristol

Tens of thousands of schoolchildren protesting climate change have braved the rain in Bristol to join a march alongside Greta Thunberg.

Julia Hartley-Brewer leaves Green Party spokeswoman speechless

Julia Hartley-Brewer leaves Green Party spokeswoman speechless

Julia Hartley-Brewer came to blows with the Green Party's Caroline Russell this morning when challenging her on renewable energy policy.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

Heathrow pledges to become ‘zero-carbon’ airport

Heathrow pledges to become ‘zero-carbon’ airport

The airport's infrastructure has become carbon neutral and bosses have vowed to go further - but flights are not included in the data.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mike Graham: Extinction Rebellion is 'not doing any good at all'

Mike Graham: Extinction Rebellion is 'not doing any good at all'

Mike Graham clashes former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett over Extinction Rebellion's recent "vandalism" at Cambridge University.

Energy minister: Extinction Rebellion vandalism unacceptable

Energy minister: Extinction Rebellion vandalism unacceptable

Extinction Rebellion's Cambridge branch dug up the lawn of the university's Trinity College to protest its links to oil and gas companies.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

Environmental campaigners arrested for protesting HS2

Environmental campaigners arrested for protesting HS2

Three Stop HS2 protesters have been arrested for refusing to move from a site set to be cleared for the high speed rail project.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Prince Charles warns of climate crisis as he meets Greta Thunberg

Prince Charles warns of climate crisis as he meets Greta Thunberg

The future king told the World Economic Forum in Davos that climate change was one of the “greatest threats humanity has ever faced”.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Greta Thunberg: ‘Basically nothing’ has been done on climate change

Greta Thunberg: ‘Basically nothing’ has been done on climate change

The teenage activist told political and business leaders in Davos that environmental movements pushing for action were "just the beginning".

Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

Extinction Rebellion protest at Australian Embassy over bushfires

Extinction Rebellion protest at Australian Embassy over bushfires

Protesters say the Australian government has "failed" to protect citizens from the unprecedented fire crisis that has claimed 26 lives.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Heatwaves led to 900 extra deaths in 2019, figures show

Heatwaves led to 900 extra deaths in 2019, figures show

Almost 900 additional deaths among over-65s occurred in Englang when temperatures soared to record-breaking heights last summer.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Extinction Rebellion activists arrested after gas rig protest

Extinction Rebellion activists arrested after gas rig protest

Three climate change protesters have been arrested for climbing a Scottish gas rig in a demonstration against the fossil fuel industry.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Extinction Rebellion activists spared jail over DLR glue stunt

Extinction Rebellion activists spared jail over DLR glue stunt

Three climate protesters have been given a 12-month conditional discharge for gluing themselves to a train at Canary Wharf station.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Boris Johnson: 'We have to stand up to the United States sometimes'

Boris Johnson: 'We have to stand up to the United States sometimes'

The PM said he does not agree with the White House on climate change and will make the case for becoming carbon neutral "very forcefully".

Greta Thunberg named TIME magazine's person of the year

Greta Thunberg named TIME magazine's person of the year

The 16-year-old climate activist has become the youngest person ever to receive the accolade.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

John McDonnell: Climate change is top priority for every UK region

John McDonnell: Climate change is top priority for every UK region

The shadow chancellor said talking to local communities showed tackling climate change to be the “number one priority” in every UK region.

Stanley Johnson: 'Sad' that PM's absence clouded climate debate

Stanley Johnson: 'Sad' that PM's absence clouded climate debate

The environmentalist said he was disappointed his son's absence from last night's debate had "taken over" from the issue of climate change.

Michael Gove turned away from leaders’ climate change debate

Michael Gove turned away from leaders’ climate change debate

Michael Gove has accused opposition party leaders of a “denial of democracy” after he was refused entry to a leaders’ debate on the climate.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

I went to jail for Extinction Rebellion and I would do it again

I went to jail for Extinction Rebellion and I would do it again

A climate activist who glued herself to a courtroom in the name of Extinction Rebellion tells talkRADIO why she stands by her actions.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

'Hero' Extinction Rebellion activist jailed over courtroom stunt

'Hero' Extinction Rebellion activist jailed over courtroom stunt

Melanie Edwards, 48, glued herself to the witness stand as she stood trial in City of London Magistrates Court for a separate offence.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Amelia Womack: Climate change will get even more expensive

Amelia Womack: Climate change will get even more expensive

Deputy leader Amelia Womack has said if the UK doesn't invest in climate change now, dealing with the effects will be "even more expensive".

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Extinction Rebellion members begin week-long hunger strike

Extinction Rebellion members begin week-long hunger strike

The action - taking place in 22 countries - is highlighting the "vulnerability of food supplies", the climate activism group say.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

Lib Dems promise £100bn fund to fight climate change

Lib Dems promise £100bn fund to fight climate change

Deputy leader Sir Ed Davey will say in a speech today that the plan will see Britain become a world leader in wind and tidal power.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Greta Thunberg to set sail back across Atlantic

Greta Thunberg to set sail back across Atlantic

The 16-year-old climate activist is returning to Europe after a global climate meeting was relocated from Chile to Spain.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Extinction Rebellion hope to top charts with Christmas single

Extinction Rebellion hope to top charts with Christmas single

The climate activism group are aiming to top the charts with a new single, which calls for action on global warming "before we're all dead".

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Extinction Rebellion float house down River Thames

Extinction Rebellion float house down River Thames

The demonstration aimed to show impact of climate change by highlighting the threat of rising sea levels.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Peter Tatchell: Inconvenience of protests is ‘price of democracy’

Peter Tatchell: Inconvenience of protests is ‘price of democracy’

Human rights activist Peter Tatchell has welcomed a court ruling that police were unlawful in imposing a blanket ban on XR London protests.

Extinction Rebellion win legal challenge over police protest ban

Extinction Rebellion win legal challenge over police protest ban

Extinction Rebellion have won a High Court challenge against the Met Police over a protest ban imposed during their 'Autumn Uprising'.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Climate threat a ‘lawful excuse’ for criminal damage, court rules

Climate threat a ‘lawful excuse’ for criminal damage, court rules

A climate activist has been acquitted of criminal damage as the court ruled she acted to protect homes "under threat from climate change”.

Greta Thunberg seeks transatlantic return after UN summit relocated

Greta Thunberg seeks transatlantic return after UN summit relocated

The climate activist has appealed for help to travel back across the Atlantic by boat after a UN summit was relocated from Chile to Spain.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Poll: Majority say climate change will influence election vote

Poll: Majority say climate change will influence election vote

A poll of more than 2,000 found 54 per cent of voters thought the issue would "greatly or somewhat" influence their vote on December 12.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Climate activist who vandalised war memorial during protest fined

Climate activist who vandalised war memorial during protest fined

The judge told 33-year-old Joseph O'Malley to "find some work" as he handed the protester a £750 fine for the "senseless vandalism".

Government plans green number plates to promote electric cars

Government plans green number plates to promote electric cars

The government could introduce green number plates to promote zero-emission cars - but the opposition has labelled the plans a "gimmick".

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Climate activists due in court over Tube protests

Climate activists due in court over Tube protests

Five Extinction Rebellion protesters are due to appear in court today following disruption to London's transport network on Thursday.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Extinction Rebellion 'regretful' about Tube protest

Extinction Rebellion 'regretful' about Tube protest

The group issued an apology about their protest today on the London Underground, which saw demonstrators dragged from trains by commuters.

Climate activists dragged off Tube train during protest

Climate activists dragged off Tube train during protest

Commuters faced delays this morning after Extinction Rebellion activists glued themselves to London Underground trains.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Celebrities backing Extinction Rebellion call themselves 'hypocrites'

Celebrities backing Extinction Rebellion call themselves 'hypocrites'

More than 100 high profile names have signed an open letter admitting they are "hypocrites" for supporting the anti-climate change movement.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Extinction Rebellion defy police protest ban

Extinction Rebellion defy police protest ban

Officers warned protesters they faced arrest if they continued to demonstrate in London.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Elderly Rabbi arrested at Extinction Rebellion rally

Elderly Rabbi arrested at Extinction Rebellion rally

A north London Rabbi said it was his "religious and moral duty" to stand up for his beliefs at the Extinction Rebellion demos in the city.

Extinction Rebellion plans ‘major disruption’ for Bank of England

Extinction Rebellion plans ‘major disruption’ for Bank of England

Dozens of activists have gathered outside the Bank of England in a bid to cause "major disruption" to the banking sector.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘We have an unfair voting system’

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘We have an unfair voting system’

Zack Polanksi has called to overhaul the voting system in general elections so that voters don't see the Green Party as a "wasted vote".

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Stanley Johnson: 'Uncooperative crusties' is a compliment

Stanley Johnson: 'Uncooperative crusties' is a compliment

He told Extinction Rebellion activists it was a “tremendous compliment” to be called "uncooperative crusties" by the Prime Minister.

Police seize '80 tonnes' of Extinction Rebellion equipment

Police seize '80 tonnes' of Extinction Rebellion equipment

DAC Laurence Taylor tells talkRADIO the Extinction Rebellion protest activity is now "unlawful" as the number of arrests surpasses 500.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Climate protesters request 'ready-to-eat vegan food' from public

Climate protesters request 'ready-to-eat vegan food' from public

Demonstrators are asking the public to send them donations of vegan food, hot water, camping equipment and warm clothes.

PM labels Extinction Rebellion protesters ‘uncooperative crusties’

PM labels Extinction Rebellion protesters ‘uncooperative crusties’

Around 30,000 protesters are expected to descend on London's streets for the Extinction Rebellion protests for action on climate change.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Pre-wedding blessing for Extinction Rebellion protesters

Pre-wedding blessing for Extinction Rebellion protesters

The pair were blessed on London's Westminster Bridge in the middle of the protest.

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘I’m scared, I want to live’

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘I’m scared, I want to live’

Protesters from the climate change movement told talkRADIO they are rallying today because they are “scared".

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Climate activists use fire engine to spray Treasury with fake blood

Climate activists use fire engine to spray Treasury with fake blood

Extinction Rebellion members used a fire engine to spray 1,800 litres of fake blood over the government building.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Pupils skip school to take part in UK-wide climate change protest

Pupils skip school to take part in UK-wide climate change protest

Hundreds of schoolchildren have taken time off school to take part in climate change protests across the UK.

Green Party leader: 'Crazy' to deny severity of climate change

Green Party leader: 'Crazy' to deny severity of climate change

Jonathan Bartley clashed with talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer over whether children should take time off school to attend climate rallies.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Extinction Rebellion announce plans to block Port of Dover

Extinction Rebellion announce plans to block Port of Dover

Two major roads out of the port are expected to be blocked for four hours by environmental activists on Saturday.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Piers Corbyn: UN guilty of ‘propaganda’ with school programme

Piers Corbyn: UN guilty of ‘propaganda’ with school programme

He said it was “extremely worrying” that thousands of UK students were being taught about climate change in a free programme backed by the UN.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

David Davies accuses The 1975 of hypocrisy over air travel

David Davies accuses The 1975 of hypocrisy over air travel

He questioned the UK band's commitment to the environment and asked whether it plans to travel by air on an upcoming world tour.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Climate activist Greta Thunberg completes Atlantic crossing

Climate activist Greta Thunberg completes Atlantic crossing

The climate activist has crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a global warming conference.

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