• The Coldest Thanksgiving In Over A Century

    • Date: 24/11/18
    • Newsweek

    Talk about cold turkey! The coldest Thanksgiving in 100 years, and quite possibly the coldest Thanksgiving ever, has hit the Northeast United States today. The unprecedented cold snap comes courtesy of a large Canadian chill working its way across the country on its way to the Atlantic. According to the Weather Network, the deep freeze is […]

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  • Ireland Faces €3,000 Carbon Tax Disaster

    • Date: 23/11/18
    • The Irish Times & The Irish Independent

    Households face annual carbon tax bills of at least €3,000 unless the Government introduces a raft of measures to reduce emissions and tackle climate change. The stark tax bill figure – which could rise to as much as €4,559 – comes just a week after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pledged to cut taxes worth €3,000 to […]

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  • Record Cold Is Killing Wildlife In North America

    • Date: 23/11/18
    • Boston Globe

    A record-breaking cold snap swept through the region on Thanksgiving, killing dozens of sea turtles on Cape Cod and plunging Mount Washington into record-setting cold temperatures. The National Weather Service said Thursday’s big chill made it the coldest Nov. 22 on record in Providence, Hartford, and Worcester. The mercury plunged to 11 degrees in Hartford, […]

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  • Ireland Faces 15-Fold Increase Of Carbon Tax To Meet Climate Targets

    • Date: 21/11/18
    • The Irish Times

    Carbon tax will have to increase substantially – from €100 per person a year to €1,500 a year – if Ireland is to meet legally-binding targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, according to ESRI projections. A new computational model developed by the institute that factors in economic data, environmental trends and energy consumption, has found […]

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  • Macron Faces Mutiny Over Carbon Tax On Fuel

    • Date: 20/11/18
    • Politico & Quartz

    The French president is facing a growing but leaderless protest against a hike in fuel duty. A retreat could earn Macron the ire of environmental backers, who are already being courted by the left. PARIS — Emmanuel Macron has a popular uprising on his hands. After more than 280,000 people took to the streets on Saturday in […]

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  • How A Green Energy Policy Is Causing An Environmental Disaster

    • Date: 20/11/18
    • Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica

    How a U.S. law intended to reduce dependence on fossil fuels has unleashed an environmental disaster in Indonesia. The fields outside Kotawaringin village in Central Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo, looked as if they had just been cleared by armies. None of the old growth remained — only charred stumps poking up from murky, dark […]

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  • Dutch Government To Appeal Climate Change Ruling

    • Date: 20/11/18
    • DutchNews

    The Dutch state is to ask the Supreme Court to review last month’s court of appeal ruling which ordered the government to take more action to tackle climate change. Economic affairs minister Eric Wiebes said on Friday that he would ask the Supreme Court to examine the legal aspects of the Urgenda court case, to […]

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  • Anti-Carbon-Tax Revolt Escalates As French Lorry Drivers Join Protests

    • Date: 19/11/18
    • The Times

    The revolt against President Macron’s environmental taxes escalated today as protesters tried to block fuel depots around France.   The move came after a second night of violence in which demonstrators have already caused chaos across the country. Protesters clashed with police, fought motorists and even attacked each other at some sites. Lorry drivers joined the […]

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