Climate change

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.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Experts predict record Bank Holiday heatwave

Experts predict record Bank Holiday heatwave

The Met Office said a bank holiday heatwave could see temperatures reach 33 degrees and set a new record for the long weekend.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Council criticised over plans to limit student climate strikes

Council criticised over plans to limit student climate strikes

Edinburgh City Council has faced criticism over plans to allow students just one day off school to protest for action on climate change.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Greta Thunberg sails across Atlantic for climate change summit

Greta Thunberg sails across Atlantic for climate change summit

The 16-year-old climate change activist will sail in a high-tech yacht to avoid greenhouse emissions but columnist Brendan O'Neill has branded the crossing a stunt.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Goldsmiths University bans beef to combat climate change

Goldsmiths University bans beef to combat climate change

The college has banned beef and will phase out single-use plastics as part of 'urgent action to cut carbon use'.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Extinction Rebellion protester: Government should be on trial

Extinction Rebellion protester: Government should be on trial

A former banker turned Extinction Rebellion protester has faced court for his role in the April mass demonstrations.

Brendan O’Neill: UN climate report ‘typical green miserablism’

Brendan O’Neill: UN climate report ‘typical green miserablism’

The Spiked Online editor slammed a new UN report calling for consumers to switch to more plant-based diets.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Piers Corbyn: Met Office guilty of ‘climate fraud’

Piers Corbyn: Met Office guilty of ‘climate fraud’

Astrophysicist Piers Corbyn says Met Office research that shows rising planet temperatures is "completely dishonest."

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Global warming ‘very likely to accelerate’, says professor

Global warming ‘very likely to accelerate’, says professor

Dr Michael Byrne has told talkRADIO that global warming will "very likely accelerate" in response to a new UK climate report.

Julia Hartley-Brewer dubs environmentalists ‘doomsday cult’

Julia Hartley-Brewer dubs environmentalists ‘doomsday cult’

The talkRADIO host called climate change activists members of a “doomsday cult” in a fiery debate with Green Party peer Baroness Jenny Jones.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019

Latest round of Extinction Rebellion protesters face court

Latest round of Extinction Rebellion protesters face court

A group of 27 Extinction Rebellion activists have faced court as the system continues to deal with those arrested during April protests.

Extinction Rebellion designs to be displayed at V&A

Extinction Rebellion designs to be displayed at V&A

The exhibition shows how the environmental campaign group has designed its visual identity.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Deadly heatwave could reach record-breaking 39 degrees

Deadly heatwave could reach record-breaking 39 degrees

The heatwave has continued to smash records, with a record July temperature of 38.1 degrees being reached at Cambridge.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Piers Corbyn: Climate change is a 'false narrative'

Piers Corbyn: Climate change is a 'false narrative'

Jeremy Corbyn’s older brother has claimed that climate change is "utter nonsense" as environmental activists stage protests across the country.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters clog up courts

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters clog up courts

Courts are preparing for an influx of Extinction Rebellion protesters who were arrested during demonstrations earlier this year.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Sir David Attenborough presents climate change evidence to MPs

Sir David Attenborough presents climate change evidence to MPs

The 93-year-old naturalist told Parliament's Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee climate change will bring "social unrest".

Friday, July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

Extinction Rebellion to vote on Heathrow drone shutdown

Extinction Rebellion to vote on Heathrow drone shutdown

The protest group will carry out “day after day” of disruptive protests if members vote in favour of flying drones at Heathrow Airport.

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