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Climate Activists Plan To Shut Down D.C. On Sept. 23

Environmental groups, including Extinction Rebellion, said on Wednesday they plan to shut down traffic in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23 and bring daily life to a standstill to demand action by U.S. politicians on tackling climate change. The roughly 15…

Climate change is increasing hurricanes, tropical storms and floods, scientists confirm – The Independent

Climate change is increasing hurricanes, tropical storms and floods, according to a new study that looked at 120 years of data for the latest research to confirm a link between human activity and the dramatic rise of extreme weather events.   Increased temperatures…

Philip Hammond accused of trying to kill off landmark action on global warming by claiming bill will top £1 trillion – The Independent

Philip Hammond has been accused of trying to block a landmark bid to wipe out UK contributions to global warming by 2050, by claiming the bill will be more than £1 trillion. Campaigners and opposition politicians protested that the chancellor’s…

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The next prime minister Boris Johnson’s climate change record

Boris Johnson will be the next prime minister of the UK after winning the Conservative party leadership campaign. Theresa May is expected to resign tomorrow and hand over power. Here’s what Johnson has said and done about climate change

Climate Change Activists Threaten Summer Chaos By Forcing Closure Of Heathrow

Extinction Rebellion protesters who plan to disrupt Heathrow Airport with drones could face life behind bars, the Government has warned. The environmental group has announced it will cause 10 days of disruption in July unless plans to expand the airport…

Britain, home of the industrial revolution, ‘to end contribution to global warming’ – Climate Home

The UK will stop warming the global climate by 2050 and urge other countries to follow, under independent advice published on Thursday. In a 277-page report commissioned by the government, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) called for legislation to…

Battle of Waterloo Bridge: a week of Extinction Rebellion protests

On Monday morning a strange sight appeared, edging its way through the buses, taxis and shoppers on Oxford Street in London. A bright pink boat, named Berta Cáceres after the murdered Honduran environmental activist, was being pulled carefully through the…