• EU’s Stricter CO2 Targets “Impossible” Carmakers Warn

    • Date: 19/09/20
    • Fleet Europe

    The German automotive industry association has warned that the EU’s massive tightening of CO2 targets would be impossible to meet and could lead to painful job losses. The EU’s target to reduce its industrial emissions by 2030 should increase from 40% to “at least 55%”, European Commission (EC) president Ursula von der Leyen said in her […]

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  • Not Scared: Research Reveals “Climate-Complacency” Across Europe

    • Date: 16/09/20
    • University of Warwick

    Most European citizens do not particularly care about climate change. That’s the striking finding from new research on the views of 70,000 randomly sampled European men and women. Only 5% described themselves as “extremely worried” about climate change. The climate and the environment ranked only fifth in people’s overall views about priorities. There was also […]

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  • EU Demands That China Stop Building New Coal-Fired Power Plants – Anywhere

    • Date: 14/09/20
    • EurActiv

    The EU will push Beijing to peak its global warming emissions by 2025 and commit to stop all investments in new coal-fired power stations, whether at home or abroad. The European Union will press China to aim for climate neutrality by 2060 or eventually face punitive carbon tariffs during a summit on Monday (14 September) […]

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  • Europe’s Green Deal Likely To Fail: Most EU States Will Miss Paris Target

    • Date: 10/09/20
    • reNews.Biz

    Final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) show that 11 out of 18 EU coal-countries do not have a Paris-compatible plan to phase-out the fossil fuel by 2030. A new report from Ember and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe also found seven countries do not plan to phase-out coal by 2030. Total installed coal capacity across […]

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  • Welsh Conservatives Vow To End Meetings With ‘Neo-Fascist’ Extinction Rebellion

    • Date: 06/09/20
    • Western Telegraph

    Welsh Conservatives in the Senedd, including Preseli Pembrokeshire MS Paul Davies, have vowed to end any meetings with “extremist and neo-fascist” climate campaign group Extinction Rebellion, following the recent blockade of printers for newspapers including The Sun. More than 100 Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters used vehicles and bamboo lock-ons to block roads outside the Newsprinters printing […]

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  • David Attenborough Condemns Extinction Rebellion’s Criminal Damage

    • Date: 05/09/20
    • Guido Fawkes

    David Attenborough in The Sun on Extinction Rebellion’s illegal protesting: I don’t think it is sensible politics to break the law… If you are any good at all, some of your demands will be met and then you will be demanding people abide by those new laws. You can’t have it both ways.” Full post & comments

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  • Best Indian Rainfall Since 1901 Raises Hopes For Record Harvest

    • Date: 01/09/20
    • The Economic Times of India

    New Delhi: The monsoon has roared back in August with excess rain of 26%, and is likely to be among the wettest since 1901, when the weather office started recording official data.  Rainfall is already at a record in India’s mid-latitude states including Mahrashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Odisha. This region, which the weather office […]

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  • Bjorn Lomborg & Matt Ridley: How To Talk About Climate Change

    • Date: 28/08/20
    • Kate Andrews, Bjorn Lomborg, Matt Ridley, The Spectator

    Can the conversation around climate change all too often get heated, hysterical, and panicked? Should we be appealing for more calm in the climate debate? In the first of this mini podcast series featuring Bjorn Lomborg and Matt Ridley, host Kate Andrews challenges Bjorn and Matt on their views over the best way to conduct […]

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