• Waning Attention To Climate Change Amid Pandemic Could Have Lasting Effects

    • Date: 11/08/20
    • University of Colorado at Boulder

    As media coverage of coronavirus has gone up, interest in climate change has plummeted. With COVID-19 dominating the headlines, searches for climate change are on the decline. That worries authors of a new study showing that even brief, involuntary attention to environmental issues moves people to care more and act. On Sept. 23, 2019, then-16-year-old […]

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  • Cold Snap: Snow Falls In South Australia While Tasmania Records Lowest Temperature On Record

    • Date: 09/08/20
    • 9 News Australia

    Snow has fallen in South Australia during an unusually cold snap, covering the Flinders Ranges in a layer of white. Clear skies, light winds, lingering cold air and a snow-covered ground all helped temperatures plummet across Tasmania’s central highlands overnight. People have taken to social media sharing images of the snow-covered ranges. Today’s snow event follows […]

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  • Australian Labor Party Splits Over Costly Renewable Energy Policy

    • Date: 03/08/20
    • Stop These Things & The Australian

    Having lost the un-loseable Australian election in May last year, an angry rump of Labor backbenchers is keen to ditch the party’s suicidal renewable energy policies, with a view to recovering the ground they lost trying to win the sandalista vote in the inner city goat’s cheese circle. Australia’s economic future depends, in no small […]

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  • Climate Activist James Murdoch Steps Down From News Corp

    • Date: 01/08/20
    • Daily Mail

    James Murdoch has announced he is stepping down from the board of News Corp, citing editorial differences over content published by its media platforms, which include The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and News UK. ‘My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain […]

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  • European Parliament Rejects EU Recovery Plan Over Cuts To Climate Funding

    • Date: 24/07/20
    • EurActiv

    The European Parliament rejected on Thursday (23 July) the hard-won decisions of the EU Council. MEPs criticised, among other things, cuts to climate programmes and voiced fear that billions of euros could fall into the wrong hands.  The Parliament rejected the Council’s decision on the multiannual budget (MFF) and recovery plan by a clear majority. MEPs called […]

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  • EU Leaders Slash Climate Funding To Save Coronavirus Recovery Plan

    • Date: 21/07/20
    • GWPF News

    After four days of bitter wrangling, EU leaders have struck a deal on a coronavirus recovery package after they agreed to cut climate funding by more than half. According to Reuters, the Just Transition Fund (which intends to wean member states of using fossil fuels) will only receive 17.5 billion euros from the EU recovery […]

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  • Europe’s ‘Green Recovery’ In Disarray

    • Date: 20/07/20
    • The Times

    In May, the European Commission published its proposal for a €750 billion Green Deal which promised to boost economic growth, create millions of new jobs and save the planet. Yet at their current meeting, EU leader are struggling to save their green recovery plan. When she presented the Green Deal, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen claimed that […]

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  • EU Embroiled In €24 Billion Bogus Climate Accounting Scandal

    • Date: 16/07/20
    • Daily Express

    Brussels has been dragged into a bogus accounting scandal after it was claimed climate change spending had been overblown by at least €24 billion. The European Court of Auditors has questioned the European Commission’s claims about its climate-change programmes. It was found the European Union’s powerful executive had substantially overestimated the amount it spent on […]

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