Climate change

David Attenborough is making the same mistake as Greta Thunberg

17 January 2020 6:30

It wasn’t so long ago that Sir David Attenborough came across as a calm voice of reason. His much-admired documentaries…

Channel 4’s climate change debate was a sham

29 November 2019 13:24

I’ve seen some mad political debates in my time, but none as bonkers as last night’s climate debate on Channel…

Tories go to war with Channel 4 over climate debate ice sculpture

28 November 2019 22:01

Why did Boris Johnson refuse to attend tonight’s Channel 4 leaders’ debate on the climate? His party has gone to…

Coldplay’s sanctimonious politics is as boring as their music

21 November 2019 15:54

Everyone, use as much plastic as you can. Drive your diesel cars everywhere. Refuse to recycle. Fly long-haul. Do everything…

A Citizens’ Assembly on climate change is the coward’s way out

2 November 2019 12:11

So is it good news that Citizens’ Assemblies are to sit to decide on how best to address the issue…

Extinction Rebellion has already won

15 October 2019 12:36

‘I wouldn’t be here if you were a climate denier’. This was William Skeaping, spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion (ER), talking…

Are we heading for a climate apocalypse? Not again

13 October 2019 7:00

I was five years old when the world first ended. That was in 2000, the year that a United Nations…

Don’t blame oil and coal companies for climate change

10 October 2019 16:54

This year’s Nobel Prize for the silliest piece of scientific research must go to something called the Climate Accountability Institute,…

Extinction Rebellion shouldn’t coax kids out of the classroom

9 October 2019 11:10

I share Extinction Rebellion’s environmental concerns and I’ve previously joined their protests. My friends and colleagues fill their ranks. I…

Extinction Rebellion is a menace

8 October 2019 12:55

It’s tempting to laugh at Extinction Rebellion. I do it myself frequently. Those yoga sessions on Westminster Bridge. The amateur…

The RSC should ignore the climate change mob and stick with BP

4 October 2019 10:20

It is often said that Western culture worships youth. Yet this cult of youth worship has started to mutate into…

Labour’s reckless net zero promise

25 September 2019 16:08

On the face of it, the Labour party conference commitment to bring forward Britain’s net zero greenhouse gas emission target…

‘F–k Boris’: London climate change protest turns red

20 September 2019 17:35

Students went on strike today worldwide to protest against climate change. Luckily, the London protest took place only a stone’s…

School climate strikers should answer these two questions

20 September 2019 11:58

“The Earth is dying”, “the world is on fire”, we’re undergoing an “environmental extinction”: just three of the sentiments which…

Why are our MPs so pathetically in thrall to Extinction Rebellion?

20 June 2019 19:20

Why are MPs so pathetically in thrall to Extinction Rebellion? This morning, while the world was focused on the Conservative…

Is Theresa May’s climate change target realistic?

12 June 2019 9:20

In a last-ditch effort to find a domestic legacy, Theresa May has set her sights on the hot topic of…

Can Britain achieve net zero by 2050?

7 June 2019 12:31

Urgency of action on climate change is made plenty clear by the headline making actions of Extinction Rebellion (those naked…

Rebecca Long-Bailey has exposed Labour’s climate-change muddle

5 June 2019 16:48

A festival of inertia at PMQs today. A party without a leader, a Government without a purpose and a Parliament…

How cutting food waste could help solve the climate change crisis

10 May 2019 10:11

If the recent remonstrations around climate change have been anything to go by, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the…

It’s capitalism, not socialism, that will beat climate change

6 May 2019 10:24

When John Glenn was asked what went through his mind as he became the first American in space, he said…