Damian Carrington

Damian Carrington is head of environment at The Guardian.

Climate & Energy

Divestment campaign against fossil fuels growing, says study

Investors are being persuaded to take their money out of fossil fuel sector, according to a University of Oxford study.

Climate & Energy

The Maldives, a fledgling democracy at the vanguard of climate change

An IPCC report on future sea-level rise looms, but climate issues have been absent from the political campaigns on the paradise atolls.

Climate & Energy

Cleaner air from tackling climate change would save millions of lives, says study

The benefits of a reduction in air pollution alone justify action on climate change, say the authors of a new report.


Unsure about nuclear power? Here are the five questions you must answer to decide

Chernobyl begs a lot of questions 25 years later.Photo: Pedro Moura PinheiroCross-posted from The Guardian. Containing the elemental forces that rage inside a nuclear reactor is one of the great achievements of science, but losing control, as happened 25 years ago today at Chernobyl, is one of its greatest failures. So what to think of nuclear power? People often ask me if I support or oppose the building of new nuclear power stations, presuming that because of my job, I’ll know the answer. If only it were that easy. Until the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant, I would say I was 51 percent …

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