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Topic “Oxfam”

Carteret Islands sunk by climate change

For most people in the UK, climate change feels like something that will happen at some undefined point in the future - to our children and grandchildren's generation. For the people of the Carteret Islands in Papua New Guinea, it's a bit more serious than "one of those summers". As the sea level rises, their drinking water and crops have been poisoned by salt. The 1000 Islanders are packing up and their home abandoned to the waves.

Carteret Islands sunk by climate change

For most people in the UK, climate change feels like something that will happen at some undefined point in the future - to our children and grandchildren's generation. For the people of the Carteret Islands in Papua New Guinea, it's a bit more serious than "one of those summers". As the sea level rises, their drinking water and crops have been poisoned by salt. The 1000 Islanders are packing up and their home abandoned to the waves.

More big meetings, more disappointing climate mumblings

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Whoever it was that said '24 hours is a long time in politics' certainly wasn't kidding. While I'm still feeling worn out by the political frenzy that surrounded last week's G20 summit, even by Saturday the world had moved on.

More big meetings, more disappointing climate mumblings

eu-big-head-stunt.jpg

Whoever it was that said '24 hours is a long time in politics' certainly wasn't kidding. While I'm still feeling worn out by the political frenzy that surrounded last week's G20 summit, even by Saturday the world had moved on.

Earth Hour 2009: The giant switch off

I'll be completely honest, when I first heard about Earth Hour, I wasn't won over. The idea of encouraging individuals to switch off at a collective time during the day seemed like a completely implausible campaign action. It's not that I'm pessimistic, but just think, one house on one street in one of the many hundreds of towns, in our small country going lights down?

G20 rally – things to do if you're going, and things to do if you're not

Rally.gifJust a few days to go until this Saturday's G20 rally, and with the pre-demonstration-buzz growing by the day, we thought we'd pull together a quick update on what's planned for the day, and what you can do to help even if you can't make it. Working with others from the Put People First coalition (the group of organisations who've helped pull things together for the rally), we're looking for budding citizen journalists to send SMS and photo updates live from the rally.

African leaders ask Brown to put people first at the G20 Summit

The buzz around the G20 has well and truly begun. Well kind of. Unfortunately, it's not yet getting quite as much press coverage as the football results. But here in our office, people are talking about our hopes for the upcoming summit.

G20 Voice - calling bloggers from around the world...

I often find myself shouting at the TV as the latest politician comes on to tow the party line. I read the newspaper and think to myself that they just don't get it; they're not saying what I want to hear.

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