“As a trio of lawsuits claim compensation for sea rises resulting from fossil fuel emissions, campaigners say carbon majors must change their business models…these companies are clinging to an outdated business model that is not compatible with a safe climate and liveable communities.” Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/26/california-communities-lawsuit-exxon-shell-climate-change-carbon-majors-sea-level-rises?CMP=new_1194&CMP= Image: Houses hanging over a cliff in Pacifica, San […]Read more "Exxon, Shell and other carbon producers sued for sea level rises in California"
Monday afternoon’s tube strike provided the predicted scenes of chaos on the London streets – but the fashion crowd were still out in force for the last day of London fashion week men’s. The reason? The return of one of their own: 75-year-old Dame Vivienne Westwood, a punk national treasure, global brand and latterday environmental […]Read more "Vivienne Westwood’s eco-punks close London men’s fashion week"
Banks got a warm welcome, Britain got a cool reception and climate change fears abounded at the World Economic Forum. Larry Elliott and Graeme Wearden in Davos They’re terrified of Trump Donald Trump has been on everyone’s mind, even though he has been on the other side of the Atlantic this week preparing for his […]Read more "Davos 2017: what we learned at the WEF"
When Al Gore’s landmark climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” debuted at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, the administration in Washington was averse to climate change action. Eleven years later Gore has debuted his follow up film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” at Sundance — just as Donald Trump takes office as the nation’s […]Read more "Al Gore fights climate change with “An Inconvenient Sequel”"
Well, Trump is now US president and for anyone concerned about climate change, women’s rights and equality, the reality of the situation has hit home with a hefty dose of uncertainty about what it all means. The fact that within minutes of his inauguration climate change had been removed from the White House website as […]Read more "Fashion And Climate Change In The Trump Era"
For decades, scientists have warned that we’re on a dangerous path. It stems from our delusion that endless growth in population, consumption and the economy is possible and is the very purpose of society. But endless growth is not feasible in a finite biosphere. Growth is not an end but a means. Humans are one […]Read more "Anthropocentric view ignores crucial connections"
Michelle McGagh is a bold woman. A personal finance journalist, she has just completed a year in which she vowed to spend no money at all except on essential bills, simple food, and charitable donations. It was a tall order and a tough experience but her perseverance rewarded her with new confidence, skills and insights. […]Read more "Your serious pursuit of happiness is key to protecting the planet"