Climate Change : Features

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  • Voices from Planet 21

    13 August 2012

    In the past 20 years People & the Planet magazine and its website have published thousands of news reports and feature articles.  We have also reflected the opinions of some of the world’s most progressive thinkers. Here founder/editor John Rowley selects a few of these thoughts that still resonate today.

  • Commentary: 20 years on - and time runs desperately short

    4 August 2012

    Twenty years after People & the Planet magazine was launched at the first Earth Summit to track progress in averting an environmental catastrophe - as the planet heats and its natural resources are plundered – Don Hinrichsen presents a sobering report card on the hesitant steps so far taken as time runs desperately short. 

  • Rio+20 Earth Summit: campaigners decry final document

    24 June 2012

    Amid doubt, disappointment and division, the world's governments came together in Rio on Friday to declare "a pathway for a sustainable century".

  • Philippine floods: a disaster waiting to happen

    30 December 2011

    The floods which have devastated huge tracts of Mindanao island in the Southern Philippines, with the known loss of  over a thousand lives and many more families rendered homeless or still missing, was a disaster waiting to happen says our East Asia correspondent, Henrylito Tacio

  • Durban climate talks: a clash of hope and reality

    29 November 2011

    Cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to a level that could keep a global, 21st century, temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius is technologically and economically feasible, says a new study by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). 

  • COMMENTARY: A cycle ride through a changing climate

    28 November 2011

    Author and environmental journalist, John Madeley, draws on years of travel in Africa for his latest novel, a personal drama set against the reality of climate change that is already destroying African lives. Here he speaks out against the failure of the rich world, which has largely created the problem, to act while there is still time...

  • Green energy: 'US must show the way forward '

    22 February 2011

    Leading environmental economist Robert Repetto, whose new book America's Climate Problem: The Way Forward, is just out, argues that the global  transition to a green economy will not happen unless the United States steps up its own efforts to deal with climate change.

  • Catastrophic weather events -- now the new normal

    8 February 2011

    For two decades we've been ignoring the impassioned pleas of scientists that our burning of fossil fuels was a bad idea. And now we're paying a heavy price, says Bill McKibben, in this personal wake-up call. 

  • Deal won, stakes lost

    6 January 2011

    Cancun has concluded and a deal, in the form of a spate of agreements, has been gavelled into existence by the chair. But Sunita Narain, Editor of the influential Indian magazine Down to Earth, sees no cause for celebration. Cancun, she argues, was a poor outcome for the developing world - and for the planet.

  • Editor's blog: Copenhagen: What next?

    29 January 2010

    So, where do we go from here? Perhaps the neatest summing up of 13 days of climate talks in Copenhagen came from Andrew Pendleton, Senior Fellow of the Institute of Public Policy Research, who commented, "Leaders came to Copenhagen to rewrite history and left having made a few notes in the margin."