We cannot succeed in making the climate safe without democracy

We cannot succeed in making the climate safe without democracy. Attacks on democracy are therefore attacks on a safe climate wherever they occur. To stay in power despots must destroy the machinery nations use to learn from their mistakes. There is no mistake free path to a net zero world. […]

Politicians Declared a Climate Emergency – Here’s What They’re Really Doing

. Parliament declared a climate change crisis in May, but experts worry that it’s just PR-friendly sloganeering. . By Simon Roach | 11 June 2019, 12:14pm . Take the example of the SNP leader of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. Speaking at her party’s conference in April, the first minister told the […]

Reflecting on the message of Extinction Rebellion – LBC 25 Apr 19

This is a partial transcript of an interview I did with Eddie Mair for LBC reflecting on the message of Extinction Rebellion and was was achieved by the protests. What I think has been really significant about the way that Extinction Rebellion have lifted the conversation, and made climate change […]

Do you think you know the truth about Climate Change? – LBC

Actually governments know how serious this is, so in a way, you can’t forgive them…By and large the public are very responsive to good leadership from politicians, to having a problem explained to them and having it explained what everyone is going to do. That is not really happening. In […]

Do people care enough about climate change? – LBC Radio – 29 Nov 15

            LBC: Tom Burke, Chairman and founding Director of environmental think tank E3G, and former government advisor. Morning Tom, why do people not care enough about the environment? Tom Burke: I think people do care about the environment, and I think they do, in their […]

Tackling climate change is more of an opportunity than a threat

        Here are three pieces I have done this week for the BBC and Sky News. They are about Ban Ki Moon’s climate summit in New York. A key point that I make is that climate change is impacting on people’s lives right now. Another is that […]