• Scottish Government Plans Compulsory Climate Education To Make Urgent Changes To Society

    • Date: 26/04/20
    • The Herald

    MSPs, business leaders and newly enrolled university students may be asked to take mandatory climate change studies if plans currently under consideration are adopted. The studies would help arm them with facts and knowledge to make urgent changes to society as it emerges from COVID-19 lockdown. The Scottish Government has already committed to enrolling at least 100 […]

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  • After 30 Years Of Trying, Mercedes-Benz Ends Hydrogen Car Development Because It’s Too Costly

    • Date: 23/04/20
    • Electrek

    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz is killing its program to develop passenger cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The company has been working on fuel-cell vehicles for more than 30 years — chasing the dream of a zero-emissions car that has a long driving range, three-minute fill-ups, and emits only water vapor. In the end, the company conceded […]

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  • Economic Recovery At Risk As Climate Campaigners Launch Legal Bid To Stop UK Govt’s £29 Billion Road Building Plans

    • Date: 21/04/20
    • Forbes

    The U.K. government’s £28.8 billion plan to expand Britain’s road network is set to be challenged by the same legal team which, in February, halted the Department for Transport’s plan to expand Heathrow. The Court of Appeal ruled Heathrow expansion plans were illegal because the Department for Transport had ignored the Paris climate agreement. Lawyers […]

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  • UK Climate Assembly Calls Lockdown A ‘Test Run’ For Greener Lifestyles

    • Date: 20/04/20
    • Reuters

    Working from home and other measures to help stem the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in Britain show how quickly the country could change its ways to address climate change too, participants in the Climate Assembly UK said on Sunday. “With coronavirus, (the government) has had to act because they had no choice in the […]

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  • Half of UK Carbon Emissions Come From Overseas

    • Date: 16/04/20
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    The UK has been less successful at cutting greenhouse gas emissions than the official record claims as nearly half our carbon footprint now comes from emissions released overseas to produce imported goods, a report has said. Emissions from making products such as clothing, foods and electronics imported into the UK are counted in official statistics […]

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  • New Paper: 2019 Floods “Nothing Out Of The Ordinary”

    • Date: 16/04/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Review of UK weather statistics fails to find major changes in UK climate London, 16 April: The floods that affected northern England in the autumn of 2019 were nothing out of the ordinary. That’s according to a new review of the UK’s 2019 weather. Author Paul Homewood says that although rainfall in the region was […]

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  • Japan Minister: Paris Accord Under Threat If Economy Recovery Trumps Climate Change

    • Date: 14/04/20
    • Reuters

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi warned on Monday that the Paris climate accord could face death if steps to fight global warming were put on the backburner to facilitate the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Many economists and policymakers are forecasting a steep global recession this year as countries are forced […]

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  • UN Climate Summit In Glasgow Postponed For A Year

    • Date: 02/04/20
    • Sky News

    The UN summit on tackling climate change meant to be held in Britain this winter has been postponed because of coronavirus. The gathering of world leaders – known as COP26 – was due to be the biggest the UK has ever hosted, taking place over four days in November in Glasgow. Around 30,000 delegates including […]

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