Green investment sometimes pays

Many years ago I was a member of a group that included some Birmingham Friends of the Earth members who travelled to a former coal mining community in South West Wales. There we spoke to members of a community cooperative in what was clearly an economically devastated...

COP23 – We are still in

No one was expecting big decisions at COP (Conference of the Parties) 23 in Bonn in November 2017. Instead, it paved the way for rules that will set the Paris Agreement in motion, the deadline for this rulebook to be finished is 2018. A major talking point during the...

Population Sustainability

We are facing (and causing) an environmental crisis. Wild animal populations have plummeted in recent years, global temperatures are rising, our forests are disappearing and the seas are polluted. 10,000 years ago the Earth had to sustain just a few million people....

Climate Change knows no Borders

Climate Refugees are people forced to leave their home because of natural disasters or conditions intensified by Climate Change, such as sea level rise or drought. This forced movement happens to 1 person every second and numbers are thought to dramatically increase...

Population debate

Over-population control is a popular topic for some climate activists because it is basically the only plausible cause of climate change that can be blamed on the poor and not the rich. It is the only issue that doesn’t force us to face up to our own privileges and...