Climate Change : features
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13 August 2012
In the past 20 years People & the Planet magazine and its website have published thousands of news reports and feature articles. We have also reflected the opinions of some of the world’s most progressive thinkers. Here founder/editor John Rowley selects a few of these thoughts that still resonate today.
4 August 2012
Twenty years after People & the Planet magazine was launched at the first Earth Summit to track progress in averting an environmental catastrophe - as the planet heats and its natural resources are plundered – Don Hinrichsen presents a sobering report card on the hesitant steps so far taken as time runs desperately short.
24 June 2012
Amid doubt, disappointment and division, the world's governments came together in Rio on Friday to declare "a pathway for a sustainable century".
30 December 2011
The floods which have devastated huge tracts of Mindanao island in the Southern Philippines, with the known loss of over a thousand lives and many more families rendered homeless or still missing, was a disaster waiting to happen says our East Asia correspondent, Henrylito Tacio
29 November 2011
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to a level that could keep a global, 21st century, temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius is technologically and economically feasible, says a new study by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
28 November 2011
Author and environmental journalist, John Madeley, draws on years of travel in Africa for his latest novel, a personal drama set against the reality of climate change that is already destroying African lives. Here he speaks out against the failure of the rich world, which has largely created the problem, to act while there is still time...
22 February 2011
Leading environmental economist Robert Repetto, whose new book America's Climate Problem: The Way Forward, is just out, argues that the global transition to a green economy will not happen unless the United States steps up its own efforts to deal with climate change.
8 February 2011
For two decades we've been ignoring the impassioned pleas of scientists that our burning of fossil fuels was a bad idea. And now we're paying a heavy price, says Bill McKibben, in this personal wake-up call.
6 January 2011
Cancun has concluded and a deal, in the form of a spate of agreements, has been gavelled into existence by the chair. But Sunita Narain, Editor of the influential Indian magazine Down to Earth, sees no cause for celebration. Cancun, she argues, was a poor outcome for the developing world - and for the planet.
29 January 2010
So, where do we go from here? Perhaps the neatest summing up of 13 days of climate talks in Copenhagen came from Andrew Pendleton, Senior Fellow of the Institute of Public Policy Research, who commented, "Leaders came to Copenhagen to rewrite history and left having made a few notes in the margin."
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- Commentary: 20 years on - and time runs desperately short
- Rio+20 Earth Summit: campaigners decry final document
- Fukushima meltdown hastens decline of nuclear power
- Economic recovery brings return to growth of CO2 emissions
- 2011: a year of weather extremes
- Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and social problems'
- World's biggest offshore windfarm opens
- Philippine floods: a disaster waiting to happen
- Tar sands campaigners hit back at Canadian lobbying
- Durban climate talks agreement raises hopes - and fears
- 2011: world's 10th warmest year, lowest Arctic sea ice volume
- Durban climate talks: a clash of hope and reality
- COMMENTARY: A cycle ride through a changing climate