• Met Office: UK has seen coldest April since 1922

    • Date: 02/05/21
    • Met Office

    April 2021 had the lowest average minimum temperatures for April in the UK since 1922, as air frost and clear conditions combined for a frost-laden, chilly month, despite long hours of sunshine. Early provisional figures from the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre indicate that April had the third lowest average UK minimum temperature for the month since […]

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  • Has new MI6 boss read the Paris Agreement?

    • Date: 26/04/21
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Richard Moore, the new chief of the UK’s secret service, suggests countries such as China will be watched to ensure climate commitments are kept. What climate commitment? Has nobody at MI6 informed Mr Moore about the Paris Agreement? After all, under international law, China, India, and all emerging and developing nations are exempt from any […]

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  • Not gonna happen: Replacing gas boilers to hit 2035 climate target could cost households ‘up to £25,000’

    • Date: 21/04/21
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Replacing gas boilers with green alternatives could cost homeowners up to £25,000, MPs and peers have warned, as the Government announced drastic new emissions cuts.  Boris Johnson on Tuesday committed the UK to cutting carbon emissions by 78 per cent by 2035, compared to 1990 levels, as recommended by the Government’s climate advisory body.  The legally binding […]

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  • As global CO2 emissions rise, UK sets new targets

    • Date: 20/04/21
    • Financial Times

    Global CO2 emissions are set to surge by the second-biggest amount in history this year as the global economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, the IEA warned today. Meanwhile, the UK government has announced a new goal of cutting carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 ahead of climate summit with President Biden. The UK will […]

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  • ‘Obscene’ windfarm subsidies revealed

    • Date: 16/04/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum has condemned what it called the “obscenity” of windfarm subsidies and has called for a complete rethink of energy policy. GWPF research has shown that just six offshore windfarms are now sharing £1.6 billion pounds in subsidies between them every year. Three receive annual subsidies of over a quarter of a billion pounds […]

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  • COP Out? BoJo battles to save COP26 as other countries demand it be delayed

    • Date: 14/04/21
    • The Sun

    Boris Johnson is now battling alone on the world stage to save the COP26 climate conference this year as other countries demand it be delayed. Ministers are reluctant to put the international summit on Zoom instead, meaning a delay for a second year running looks more and more likely. Government sources stressed they want an in-person and “inclusive” event […]

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  • Matt Ridley: My tribute to HRH Prince Philip in the House of Lords

    • Date: 13/04/21
    • Matt Ridley, House of Lords

    I can now reveal that four years ago, Lord Lawson and I smuggled Prince Philip into this building for lunch with James Lovelock, the inventor, who is still alive today at the age of 101.

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  • Prince Philip, the Royal climate sceptic

    • Date: 10/04/21
    • Rowan Dean, The Spectator Australia

    Prince Philip was a climate change sceptic. In correspondence to Spectator Australia contributor and author Ian Plimer back in 2018, the Duke of Edinburgh not only compliments Professor Plimer on his most recent book, The Climate Change Delusion, but also praises his previous book ‘Heaven and Earth’, which similarly questioned the ‘missing science’ behind the […]

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