Climate Voices


John Ashton: Fracking push is an insult to democracy

The government’s enthusiasm for fracking ignores the will of the people, says the UK’s former climate envo

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Avik Roy: Why are Obama and Modi so silent on dirty coal?

US President Barack Obama’s visit to India yielded some technical progress on clean energy, but little on climate change. The much-hyped meeting failed to go beyond rhetoric and usual platitudes.

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Giles Parkinson: India and US agree – Coal is not the answer

Whatever you might read in the mainstream media about the important bits of US president Barack Obama’s summit with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, you can be sure it went beyond concerns about fashion.

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Durwood Zaelke: The path to a safe climate goes through India

With the world's climate safety partly in his hands, Indian Prime Minister Modi now has big choices to make on coal and carbon emissions.

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Lidy Nacpil: Time for the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels?

Lidy Nacpil argues that, as the Pope visits the climate vulnerable Philippines, the Vatican must make the decision to lead and divest from fossil fuels.

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Melanie Mattauch: 2015 – the fossil fuel endgame begins

2014 was the hottest year on record. It was also the year, the industry that's driving the warming came under unprecedented fire. As temperatures rise, so does the climate movement!

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Susan Casey-Lefkowitz: Keystone XL looking more unlikely than ever

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline makes no economic, security, social or environmental sense for America, and should be rejected.

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Ban Ki-moon: We are the last generation that can fight climate change. We have a duty to act

After a year of global turmoil, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon argues the UN and international community must work harder than ever for a sustainable future

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Nicolò Wojewoda: One more nail in the coffin for European coal

As if the signs of nature itself weren’t enough, this week the global community received another strong steer from Nature (the prestigious scientific journal) that keeping most coal in the ground is the only way to contain climate change.

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Bill McKibben: Obama’s Keystone veto threat is proof that climate activism works

Our fight, from indigenous people in Canada to ranchers in Nebraksa, now challenges the fossil-fuel industry at every turn.

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