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"Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, but since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels (like coal, oil and gas), which produces heat-trapping gases." (United Nations)
Liz Truss has appointed a loyal cabinet with varied environmental credentials. While the new government represent a threat for UK action on climate change, their ability to inflict damage to climate policy will be restricted.
Influential oil company scenarios for combating climate change don’t actually meet the Paris Agreement goals5 min read
Most oil company scenarios claiming to be compatible with the climate agreement show a strong continuing reliance on natural gas and coal.
Humanity is no longer in the safe zone. ‘Green water’ is essential for healthy soils and a benign climate, but it’s under threat. Immediate action is needed to maintain a resilient and nourishing freshwater cycle.
Has the government been achieving its ambition for the public sector to be a leader in decarbonising its activities? Difficult to say as measurement and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions by public bodies are inconsistent and not streamlined.
Despite banning fracking in 2019, the UK government’s decision to soften the fracking moratorium could pave the way for regulatory decisions which prioritise potential financial benefits over the risks to the environment and public health.
The current climate protests blocking fuel depots across England and disrupting supplies may lead to demand-led shortages if panic buying ensues.
Time for the UK to say goodbye to drive-throughs for the sake of our environment, our health, and our culture.5 min read
Drive-throughs not only increase air pollution and emissions, but also contribute to a car-centred culture that we need to avoid.