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The two faces of climate denial

EU leaders

Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement was met with howls of disapprobation on this side of the Atlantic.  Angela Merkel was quick to proclaim that: “I think that the Paris Agreement is so important that there should not be compromises.” Then Emmanuel Macron paraphrased Trump by …

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Human extinction guaranteed

Human extinction guaranteed

Some climate scientists revised their models this month.  Taking account of recent data, they discovered that your children will still probably die a horrible death due to climate change and its consequences; just not quite as quickly as had been thought. How this new research was reported says a great …

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Now IS the time to talk about climate change

Hurricane from space

In the wake of the flooding of Houston, and following the devastation of UK-owned islands in the Caribbean, Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas took the opportunity to ask the government whether it would be working to address the danger of climate change.  Remarkably, this question was slapped down by Foreign …

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UK Government axes climate change staff

Drought

Figures released under a Freedom of Information request indicate that climate change has been a victim of the UK government’s austerity cuts.  The request to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) – which plays a lead role in assisting people in some of the most at-risk countries on earth on …

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Forgive me for not cheering

Royal family

As the British media gush over the latest addition to the Civil List, we might want to consider how a third royal baby fits into the wider picture. There are already 7.5 billion of us on the planet; this is due to rise to between 9 and 10 billion by …

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Trump’s wall won’t stop the next refugee crisis

America's climate refugees

Trump’s border wall – if it ever gets built – will not stop the next mass migration of people from swamping the USA according to a special report by Matt Zdun for CNBC: “Increasingly, the phenomenon of rising sea levels has amplified fears over climate refugees — individuals forced to …

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Adding hot air to global warming

disused cars

Make way for yet another tedious round of green virtue signalling as people who should know better celebrate the UK government’s ban on new petrol and diesel cars.  At first glance, it sounds like a great idea.  The billions of cars and vans around the world that pump out noxious …

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Let’s boycot these evil polluters

Glastonbury aftermath

It turns out that just 100 companies are responsible for 71 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.  According to the Carbon Majors Report 2017: “Over half of global industrial emissions since human-induced climate change was officially recognized can be traced to just 25 corporate and state producing entities.” This …

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Science ‘v’ Economics criticisms work both ways

Fish counter

These days it is almost a given that economics is not grounded in reality.  As the old joke has it: Q: What do you call an economist who makes a prediction? A: Wrong. The failure of thousands of extremely well-paid economists to see the 2008 crash coming did irrevocable harm …

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