• Europe’s Anti-Science Plague Descends On Africa

    • Date: 19/02/20
    • European Scientist

    European activists are putting lives at risk in East Africa, turning a plague of insects into a real prospect of widespread famine. The fast-breeding desert locust has invaded Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, creating a state of emergency. The pests recently landed in Djibouti, Eritrea, Oman and Yemen. Swarms have also struck Tanzania and Uganda. They won’t stop on their […]

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  • Top EU Official Warns Child Climate Protesters Suffer From ‘Greta Syndrome’

    • Date: 08/02/20
    • GWPF & EUobserver

    The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell dismissed young climate activists as suffering from “Greta syndrome”, challenging child protesters to say how they would pay for costly climate policies. The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Wednesday referred to the “Greta syndrome” saying that young people across Europe should be aware of the cost […]

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  • EU Lawmakers Concerned About Economic Cost Of Climate Targets

    • Date: 04/02/20
    • Bloomberg

    The world’s biggest trading bloc shouldn’t rush into more ambitious climate targets this decade without assessing how lower emissions could impact the economy, according to a top European Union lawmaker. With the EU preparing to forge its flagship Green Deal into law later this month, European People’s Party Parliamentarian Peter Liese said his party wants to see how the […]

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  • Down Under, A Debate Rages On The Causes Of Australia’s Bushfires

    • Date: 02/02/20
    • Associated Pres

    CANBERRA, Australia — Australia is in the midst of an increasingly bitter face-off between those who fault climate change for devastating wildfires in Australia’s southeast and those who blame arson. Humans burning fossil fuels and humans with criminal intent both factor into this unprecedented crisis. But just how to accurately apportion the blame has become […]

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  • Britain Hails New Start As It Says Farewell To The EU

    • Date: 01/02/20
    • The Times

    A page was turned and a new chapter in Britain’s history began at 11pm last night as the Union Jack was taken down in the European parliament in Brussels while cheers rose on Parliament Square in Westminster. One thousand, three hundred and 18 days (and one hour) after polling closed in the EU referendum of 2016, Britain […]

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  • Climate War? EU Could Use Carbon Border Tax Against Brexit Britain, Warns MEP

    • Date: 31/01/20
    • EurActiv

    The EU could deploy a carbon border tax against the UK after Brexit, according to the head of the European Parliament’s environment committee, if Westminster diverges from bloc rules on issues like carbon markets. French MEP Pascal Canfin told reporters on Monday (27 January) that the EU “should be tough” and “shouldn’t be afraid of […]

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  • Electric Vehicle Sales Fall Despite A Proliferation Of New Models

    • Date: 26/01/20
    • Carscops

    As more and more electric vehicles hit the market, it would be reasonable to assume that sales of EVs would be rising consistently. However, according to new figures, that’s not the case. The Los Angeles Times reports that while 45 new all-electric and plug-in hybrids debuted in the U.S. last year, just 325,000 EVs and plug-in […]

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  • The Tide Is Turning: Angela Merkel Urges Dialogue Between Skeptics And Believers To Tackle Climate Change

    • Date: 24/01/20
    • Reuters

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The world needs an open dialogue about climate change to heal the gap between sceptics and believers since time is running out to cut the emissions that drive global warming, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. “Time is pressing, so we – the older ones, I am 65 years old […]

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