The increase in climate change related humanitarian disasters shows no sign of abating in 2018 as Cape Town in South Africa prepares for a severe water shortage following three years of drought.
A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency heralds a ‘significant shift in the energy paradigm’ as renewable energy prices are set to become competitive with fossil fuels by 2020. Within the next two years all clean energy will fall within the cost range of fossil fuels.
The clock is ticking towards catastrophic climate change – the world has started moving forward, but the West needs to do more and faster.
By Ruby Cooper
The world has started moving forward in the fight to stop climate change. However the pace of progress is still not fast enough to avoid dangerous levels of global warming.
By Fiona Edwards
The devastating hurricanes hitting the Caribbean and southern US have shown yet again that climate change has truly arrived. Without urgent action, events like this will become more common and more severe. While extreme and tragic weather events across the world are often largely ignored but the impacts on North America has put climate change high on the political agenda in the US — the country most responsible for climate change.
By Fiona Edwards
At the beginning of June Donald Trump announced that the United States is withdrawing from the historic Paris Agreement on climate change which over 190 countries signed up to in 2016 – a decision that has been widely condemned both internationally and within the US itself.
Assemble Park Lane London, 12 noon
November 28 – Scotland and Wales marches
December 12 – Paris demonstration