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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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10 reasons why you should visit our panda-tastic Experience

Saturday 25 January 2014 was a pretty significant day for WWF-UK. Having moved into our fantastic Living Planet Centre back in October 2013, we finally marked the public opening of the WWF Experience! Let me take a few steps back to explain. The idea of the Living Planet Centre was born when long standing supporter [...]

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Time for Scotland to invest in warmer homes and healthier transport

This Thursday, MSPs will spend their final hours of the 2013 parliamentary calendar debating the draft Scottish Budget for 2014-15 before Finance Secretary John Swinney MSP presents it to the Parliament in the New Year. The Parliament’s Finance committee, charged with scrutinising the Draft Budget, noted that a “renewed effort is required by the Scottish [...]

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Inside the living planet centre

The Living Planet Centre – a benchmark in ecologically-sound construction.

“The idea of a planet where humanity flourishes, sustainably, alongside other species, underscores everything WWF does. And perhaps the most magical quality that great architecture bestows comes in its capacity to help us flourish.” I’ve lifted that quote out of Kevin McCloud’s celebration of WWF’s brand new Living Planet Centre in Woking, which had its [...]

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Coal on a conveyor belt in the Weisweiler power plant © Andrew Kerr / WWF-Canon

Climate change conference – second half in Warsaw

Holding the UN’s annual climate change talks inside a vast football stadium has been a gift to the headline writers.They were already licking their lips at the thought of yet another year of delay, procrastination and blocking by countries keen to avoid acting decisively to address the greatest environmental crisis of our age. “Goalless draw”, [...]

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Temperatures in Greenland have risen by about 5C in the last 60 years due to human-induced climate change, causing melting at unprecedented rates. Greenland's ice alone contains enough water to raise global sea levels by nine metres. © Global Warming Images / WWF-Canon climate change

Climate change is real.

Scientists and world governments have spoken: climate change is unequivocal, its risks are real and our impact is clearer than ever. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report launched last Friday is quite simply the most authoritative and comprehensive review of climate science available. It’s been prepared by over 800 scientists, cites over [...]

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