Gary Bentley was laid off after 12 years working down the mines in Letcher County, Kentucky.Photo: Lance booth

Life after coal

Can we move away from fossil fuels without destroying the communities that rely on them? Sam Adler Bell looks to the devastated US coalfields of Appalachia.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
Photo: Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

First-class lifeboats

The super-rich are preparing for doomsday. Only problem is, the rest of us aren’t invited. Tom Whyman explains.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019

Footsteps disappear

Lifestyle changes are no substitute for collective action. But personal carbon-cutting still matters – it’s a powerful way to signal the climate emergency to those around us, move the needle on policy and set bigger cultural changes in motion. Mike Berners-Lee lays out an nine-step carbon detox.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019

World in motion

In order to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, over 80 per cent of known fossil-fuel reserves simply cannot be burned. As political systems fail, Danny Chivers writes about the social movements are targeting mines, rigs, infra­structure and investment to keep carbon in the ground. Illustrations: Jason Ngai.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
Illustration: Nadia Akingbule

‘Real education happens outside the classroom’

Pacific Climate Warrior Brianna Fruean and Anna Taylor of UK school strikes movement talk what inspires them and how to avoid activist burnout. Conversation moderated by Hazel Healy.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
How do we get to zero-carbon emissions?

How do we get to zero-carbon emissions?

Current emissions; Halving by 2030; Policies to zero by 2050.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019

Action & info

Climate science; Transition policy; Action; Listen.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
There’s still time to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Can we pull it off?Photo: Sandra Kaas/Unsplash

Habitable Earth

There’s still time to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Can we pull it off? Hazel Healy makes the case for conditional optimism.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
View from America: The new climate moment

View from America: The new climate moment

Mark Engler on the US's Green New Deal. What does it mean for for America, and beyond?

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019
Photo:  Stuart Mitchell / Alamy

Five climate struggles to watch in 2019

Danny Chivers reports on the key environmental struggles to keep track of in the coming year.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019
Illustration: Steve Munday

Pigs that cross...

In talks about trade, something vital is omitted: the environment.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019
In Nigeria pressure on natural resources driven by climate stress, alongside government. The link must be broken with Religion and climate change.Photo: Stefan Heunis/Getty

Temperature check

Development practitioner Adesuwa Ero urges religious leaders in rural Nigeria to rethink their views on climate change before it's too late.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
Photo: Bernardo Galmarini / Alamy

Temperature check

The latest news from those fighting against climate change, from Costa Rica going fossil-free to the suspicious creation of ‘low carbon’ kerosene.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018

The carbon bubble

Yohann Koshy looks at the impending catastrophe linking the stock market to climate change.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Artist Jade Little touches up body paint on model Renee Somerfield, as she poses with a sign reading 'Save the Earth, Go Vegan' for an advertisement by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Sydney 3 July 2014. PETA's ad campaign claimed that animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change and a major contributor to resource depletion, pollution and world hunger.Photo: REUTERS/Jason Reed

If we all became vegan tomorrow

Emboldened by a recent study, The Guardian repeats the myth that becoming vegan is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth. Chris Saltmarsh and Harpreet Kaur Paul disagree.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Anabela (right) provides shade during a participatory video session.Photo: Thor Morales via Insight Share

Making Waves: Anabela Carlón Flores

Nick Dowson speaks with an indigenous lawyer and campaigner fighting a gas pipeline in Mexico.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

Latin American countries are seeing unprecedented growth in clean, cheap solar power writes Emily Earnshaw.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Protesters, including First Nations people, blocking the road to Adani’s Abbott Point coal port.Photo: Alex Bainbridge / Green Left Weekly

While the world’s largest coal mine gets the go ahead…

With the Great Barrier Reef and climate targets under threat, Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret explain why this mega mine matters to all of us.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Cochabamba fire.Illustration by Sarah John

Lights in the mountains

Not a sign of progress but a cause for alarm. Amy Booth reports from Cochabamba’s overlong dry season.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
When water supplies run dry in his village, Shiva Korade attempts to make a living selling sugarcane juice in nearby Pune.Photo: Fiona Broom

Lessons from the thirst economy

Conflicts over water are on the rise in India, but climate change is not the only culprit. Fiona Broom reports on a powerful water mafia that is sucking India dry.

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017
Child brings climate law suit against government

Child brings climate law suit against government

Nine-year-old Ridhima Pandey is fed up with inaction on climate change, writes Amy Hall.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
Bill McKibben founder of 350.orgPhoto by SNRE

Political organization, not light bulbs, key to climate fight says Bill McKibben

Fighting climate change requires organization rather than individual actions, founder of 350.org Bill McKibben told this year’s Greenbelt festival's audience. Joe Ware reports.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016

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How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
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