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Are UK Officials Finally Getting Cold Feet About Net Zero?

There are press reports of growing tension between the UK treasury and the government over its Net Zero agenda. According to the Mail on Sunday, chancellor Rishi Sunak ‘balked’ at the estimated cost of £1.4 trillion. The Sun then claimed…

Net-Zero Will Cripple British Households As Costs Get Slipped Into Energy Bills

In recent weeks, ministers and officials have announced that UK households and businesses will have to fund many of the government’s Net-Zero plans via their energy bills and cost of living. Currently, UK consumers are funding renewable energy investors to…

Fiddling while Rome burns: climate change and international relations | OUPblog – OUPblog

It is Wednesday morning, my wife and kids have left for work and school and I am sitting in my home office, which has a beautiful view of the Gudenå river valley. I have the whole day to myself, no teaching, no…

Climate change is a global threat demanding national solutions – Financial Times

Climate change updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Climate change news. There is climate politics, and there is national climate politics. What we are watching now is the international brand conducted at…

Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming – The Independent

As thousands of devout Muslims flock to Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage this week, scientists warn the sacred rite is under threat due to deadly rising heat. The risk of pilgrims suffering life-threatening heat…

The Only Way to Stop Global Warming – Modern Diplomacy

One way exists to stop global warming, but the mutual feedback cycles that are now accelerating global warming might already have achieved enough speed of increasing temperature so as to prevent even that one way from working, and therefore the…

The Truth Behind Those Polls Showing Support For Wind Farms

As Benjamin Disraeli said, ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’* RenewableUK, the voice of the wind and solar power industry, and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are keen to demonstrate that there…

Afforestation can hinder fight against global warming if done wrong, study says – Mail and Guardian

Forests offer a multitude of benefits to society, including the capture, storage and regulation of water flows and the improvement of air and water quality. But if afforestation is not done correctly it can hamper efforts at mitigating the effects…

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The Guardian view on restoring the golden age of rail: green glamour | Editorial

Earlier this month, a 12-metre-long model train carriage was deposited at Barcelona’s El Prat airport, which the Spanish airports authority controversially plans to expand. “More trains, less planes” was the accompanying message from Greenpeace activists, who intend to take their…

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