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To Fight The Pandemic, The World Returns To Fossil Fuels

March 2020 will be the month the western world changed. As March began, there was relative normalcy except in China and isolated places in east Asia. By month’s end, much of the West – indeed, the entire world – was in quarantine….

Wealthy Hypocrites Are The Real Climate Deniers

A recent study by the University of Leeds in the U.K. says rich people are most to blame for human-induced climate change. As reported by the BBC, the wealthiest 10% of people in the 86 countries surveyed consume 20 times…

McConnell Rips Dems For Stuffing COVID-19 Relief Bill With Green Pork, More

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Democrats on Monday for failing to come to a deal with Republicans regarding a phase-three coronavirus stimulus bill. “Tax credits for solar energy and wind energy. Provisions to force employers to give special new…

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Is hydrogen the solution to net-zero home heating?

On 27 June 2019, the energy and clean growth minister Chris Skidmore signed papers that committed the UK to reduce carbon emissions to effectively nothing by 2050. If we are to stand any chance of meeting this target, known as…

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The Pros and Cons of Planting Trees to Address Global Warming – EcoWatch

Shell’s Strategy <p>According to the report, there are three parts to Shell’s overall strategy going forward: to thrive in the energy transition, to provide a world-class investment case, and to sustain a strong societal license to operate. That may sound good…

Where the Virus and Climate Intersect – The New York Times

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Coronavirus/Global Warming – Ron Pal | Letters – Caledonian Record

Coronavirus/Global Warming To the Editor: My last letter to editor “Serious Talk on Global Warming” stated many things that needed to happen to combat global warming. See items 1 thru 11 in that letter. They were things that we would…

Developers Claim UK Government’s Green Housing Plan ‘Unworkable’

Government plans for a ‘green housing revolution’ are unworkable, developers have warned. Ministers want tough standards to slash the carbon footprint of new homes from 2025, with ‘stepping stone’ measures before then. The shake-up will see developers banned from connecting…

Coronavirus Could Slow Efforts to Cut Airlines’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions – The New York Times

The coronavirus outbreak is pushing the world’s airlines toward financial crisis — and that is starting to complicate efforts to tame airlines’ greenhouse gas emissions, which had been growing rapidly in recent years. Even though, in the short term, airlines…