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Climate Action representatives holding up a banner © Greenpeace/Jeremie Souteyrat climate change

Science facts and human must acts

The science is clearer now than ever before. And the science is telling us that at even relatively low levels of warming, there will be serious impacts to people and the fragile ecosystems that sustain us. Indeed, we are already seeing this happening. Even more warming will lead to even more serious consequences. These are [...]

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Rob Penn and Freddie Flintoff on their bikes © WWF-UK

Rob Penn: An Amazon adventure part 1

For a month last autumn, Freddie Flintoff and I pedalled along what is perhaps the most controversial road in the world. The Trans-Amazonian Highway was built by the Brazilian military dictatorship in the early 1970s, to open up the southern Amazon basin for colonization and economic exploitation. In a grandiose economic experiment, the proposal was [...]

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Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor in her sparkly dress, Earth Hour, South Bank Centre, London © Richard Stonehouse / WWF-UK gallery

Earth Hour and beyond

On Saturday 29 March, millions of people across the UK switched off their lights in a symbolic display of appreciation and awareness for our brilliant planet. As the UK plunged into darkness at 8:30pm, individuals across the country celebrated with garden parties, candlelit dinners and moonlit walks – all with one united goal: to protect [...]

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A thermal image of a house © Isaac Lane Koval 2009 climate change

Five years on: what progress is Scotland making on climate change?

Recently I attended an event at the Scottish Parliament where the UK Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) presented their most recent progress report of delivery under the Scottish Climate Change Act. Five years ago I would have been in the same building – and possibly the same room – my memory fails me, urging our [...]

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Landscape of a dry, cracked soil in Ilha do Caju, state of Maranhão, Brazil. climate change

The Climate Prediction: hot and getting hotter; rain with floods

Climate change impacts everything, everywhere. It threatens to undo everything that conservation organizations like WWF have achieved over the last half-century. Both people and the natural world are feeling the effects, which are consequential and growing.  Extreme weather impacts fragile ecosystems that people depend on for food and their livelihoods. And the age of extreme [...]

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Scotland’s Falkirk Wheel celebrates Earth Hour in style

Willie Rennie: Ensuring our children live in a greener world

Protecting the environment by cutting emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face today. Decisions taken on the environment in national parliaments and at institutions like the UN will shape the future of our planet forever. Liberal Democrats have made clear that the environment must be at [...]

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