Government measures raising the price of single-use carrier bag from 5p to 10p have been introduced across England today.
William Morrison discusses the efforts of China to tackle the legacy of environmental pollution domestically while also providing a determined example in the international fight against global warming.
Campaigners against climate change have been shocked with a new statistic from Cambridge University researchers who have revealed that Bitcoin mining now consumes more energy than the entirety of Argentina, around 121.36 terawatt-hours a year. Bitcoin is a blockchain cryptocurrency that relies on verifications from computers within its network to maintain the integrity of transactions within the system. Computers that partake in this process are sporadically rewarded with the bitcoin currency, and this process is known as ‘mining’.
Protestors in London are reported to have dug a 100ft long tunnel near Euston Station in protest against the continuing work on the £106bn High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) Project that seeks to connect London with cities further north. Bailiffs are attempting to remove the protestors arguing there is a danger of the tunnel collapsing as work on the railway continues. The activists have locked themselves inside the tunnels but there has already been reported collapses and water ingress although no one has been harmed yet.
Peter Stoddart reviews David Attenborough’s latest Netflix special which, while poignant, fails to deliver answers.
Dominic Maelzer outlines Extinction Rebellion’s redundant position in the struggle against climate change, and why socialism is the only way to save our planet .
Josh Morris responds to Veganism and the Revolution and makes the case for an environmentally sustainable future for food production which includes animal rearing.
David Swanson argues that veganism has been given a bad rap on the left and that the movement could be a key contributor in the fight to save the planet – and change society.
The effects of climate change remain a common discussion point in today’s society, as all forms of broadcasting continually highlight that we must be mindful that our current routines are ruining the planet as we know it. This is something the left should celebrate; forcing climate change deniers to retreat into sectarian cluster groups that bear little relevance or influence upon society is a victory that should not be taken lightly and positively celebrated.