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Nuclear Power Not Welcome at COP26 – Watts Up With That?

From MasterResource By Robert Bradley Jr. — August 24, 2021 “The nuclear industry’s disastrous history of cost and time overruns show very clearly that what they offer would be too little, too expensive...

Big oil coined ‘carbon footprints’ to blame us for their greed. Keep them on the hook | Rebecca Solnit

Personal virtue is an eternally seductive goal in progressive movements, and the climate movement is no exception. People pop up all the time to boast of their domestic arrangements or chastise...

World Economic Forum establishes urban transformation centre in Detroit

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is establishing a global centre for urban transformation, headquartered in the US city of Detroit, Michigan. It aims to increase public-private collaboration in cities and...

Major UN biodiversity summit delayed for third time due to pandemic | UN biodiversity summit 2020

A key United Nations biodiversity summit has been delayed for a third time due to the pandemic, the Chinese environment ministry has announced, as environmentalists pledged the delay would “not mean...

Treasury blocking green policies key to UK net zero target | Green economy

The Treasury is blocking green policies essential to put the UK on track to net zero emissions, imperilling the UK’s own targets and the success of vital UN climate talks, experts...

The IPCC’s latest climate report is dire. But it also included some prospects for hope | Rebecca Solnit

The first response many of us have to a cancer diagnosis is terror, horror and the conviction that we’re doomed. For those who haven’t been paying serious ongoing attention to climate...

UK to relax Covid-19 restrictions for Cop26 climate conference | Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021

The government is planning to relax key Covid-19 restrictions for delegates to the UN Cop26 climate conference to be held in Glasgow for two weeks this November.Delegates from 196 countries are...

Major climate changes inevitable and irreversible – IPCC’s starkest warning yet | Climate change

Human activity is changing the Earth’s climate in ways “unprecedented” in thousands or hundreds of thousands of years, with some of the changes now inevitable and “irreversible”, climate scientists have warned.Within...
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