Climate Change

🌈🦄 Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

What’s Going On Here? The report formally known as “Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report” has been published. Catchy eh?  It’s the latest update from the international authority on climate change – the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). What Does This Mean?  This is the sixth release of the IPCC’s much venerated assessment report –…

Stories from the Frontline: Fossil Free Virunga Revisited

Background Last July we published this frontlines piece about an important campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), fought by a group of passionate and dedicated students from Extinction Rebellion (XR) Université de Goma who are working tirelessly in a high risk area to keep oil exploration out of Virunga National Park and fight for a better life for local…

Extreme weather events and climate change: a look back at 2021

Scene of a wildfire on a hill at night. Houses are visible on the hillside. The sky is filled with an orange glow from the flames and smoke.

Almost all of us will have seen the many news articles throughout 2021 about extreme weather events. From record breaking high temperatures resulting in wildfires to unexpected summer rain leading to flooding, the continuous stream of “unprecedented” weather events felt relentless.  Unfortunately, this is the new normal – extreme weather events will increase in frequency, severity and impact in coming years due…

Lords vote down government plans to suppress disruptive protests

Extinction Rebellion protest on a sunny day in London: the photo is taken among a crowd of XR protestors facing a green XR flag.

What’s Going On Here? The government’s “highly oppressive” plans to suppress disruptive protests were met with a string of defeats in the House of Lords on Monday – some good news for Kill the Bill campaigners and eco activists. The government’s proposed changes to the police and crime bill, were a response to climate protests from Insulate Britain. The group had blocked…

We are losing our right to protest – here’s how you can take action

A group of protesters holds up a banner which reads "Kill the Bill"

In March 2021, a collective outcry amongst environmentalists and human rights advocates echoed across the country after the UK government published its proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) bill. The bill gives police extraordinary powers to crack down on the freedom to protest, criminalises Gypsy and Traveller communities’ way of life and threatens foreign nationals’ residency status. Recently, home secretary Priti…