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Tuesday, 30 January, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 30 Jan 07, 04:50 PM

rwanda_203use.jpgFergal Keane has produced a harrowing tale, searching for the truth behind the incident which sparked the killings of hundreds of thousands of people in Rwanda.

Also, was Greenwich's super casino bid stymied by revelations that John Prescott stayed at the US ranch of the millionaire owner of the Dome - Philip Anschutz?

And the latest on the re-arrest of Lord Levy.

Comment on Tuesday's programme here.

Can pop take on global warming?

  • Newsnight
  • 30 Jan 07, 01:58 PM

kt_203.jpgNewsnight is launching a series of pieces about climate change, in the run-up to the release of a crucial report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Friday.

Newsnight's "Ethical Man", Justin Rowlatt will be talking to the singer KT Tunstall this week. She, along with other artists such as Coldplay and Scissor Sisters, and Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom, are fronting a bold scheme to step up the fight against global warming.

They aim to influence the carbon trading market by purchasing and retiring carbon credits to push up the price of CO2.

By refusing to re-sell carbon credits they hope to increase the price of carbon, and financially penalise firms which fail to meet targets.

Do you think this plan really could help to slow down global warming? And does the involvement of stars in campaigns like this encourage you to take part in them, or does it put you off?

Tell us what you think.

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