Mikaela Loach on fighting the climate crisis through social justice and being a ‘soft Black girl’
Activist Mikaela Loach tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy why we need to reframe our understanding of the climate crisis in order to tackle its root causes, and why only through “active hope” and collective action can we radically transform our world for the better, in this episode of Ways to Change the World.
FactCheck: what we know about the Libyan flood and climate change
Research is still underway to establish the exact role climate change could have played in Storm Daniel and the Libya flood.
How is Spain facing the dire realities of intense heat?
Across Europe it’s been a long hot summer, with the effects of extreme heatwaves being felt even where people are accustomed to high temperatures.
Sunak claims North Sea gas ‘four times’ less polluting than imports
On the day he announced hundreds of new North Sea oil and gas licenses prime minister Rishi Sunak told reporters that producing natural gas in the UK is “better for the climate” than importing it from abroad. He said that’s because it’s “far better to have it here at home rather than shipping it here…
Would new North Sea oil and gas make Britain more energy independent?
The government will grant hundreds of new licences to extract oil and gas from the North Sea, Rishi Sunak said on Monday. The initial decision was announced last year, but Mr Sunak reiterated the plan this week alongside “millions of pounds” for so-called “carbon capture and storage” technology — which the government says would help reduce…
FactCheck: were the Greek wildfires caused by climate change?
This summer has already been marked as another year with record-breaking heat right across the globe, from China to North Africa and North America to Europe. In the past week at least 34 people died from spreading wildfires in Algeria, while in the Greek island of Rhodes thousands were evacuated due to wildfires following extreme…
What’s going on with the world’s oceans – and what’s a marine heatwave?
The world’s oceans have been heating to unprecedented levels in recent months, with some scientists debating whether the climate is changing beyond expectation. In the UK, June is now set to be the hottest on record. Similar records have been tumbling elsewhere and Antarctic ice has receded to its lowest point ever. The Met Office…
FactCheck: Is this a green revolution?
Boris Johnson’s environment strategy has been billed as a “green industrial revolution”. But only a quarter of the £12bn of government spending announced this week is really new money.
US election: What a Trump or Biden victory means for the climate
What are the climate implications of a Trump or Biden presidency?
Carbon offsets: can you really pay off your carbon footprint?
Can we pay someone else to take responsibility for our carbon emissions?