'We're running out of time' on climate change Air pollution woes About seven million people worldwide die prematurely due to air pollution every year. Poland's air quality is particularly bad because of the country's dependence on coal for electricity and heating. Some protesters decorated pollution masks to make a statement about Poland's coal policy. During the COP, the country's president said there was no intention to phase out coal. … [Read more...] about What would happen if young people ran the COP26 international climate talks?
Conservative Lee Anderson (Ashfield) told the Prime Minister the asylum system is 'broken and being abused', to which Mr Johnson replied in the Commons: 'I have a great deal of sympathy with those who are so desperate as to put their children in dinghies or even children's paddling pools and try to cross the Channel. … [Read more...] about Migrants arrive on Kent beaches for first time in a week as asylum seekers claim army barracks are overcrowded and UN representative claims Channel crossings are NOT a crisis
In the political declaration on the future relationship, both sides committed to “uphold the common high standards” in the UK and the EU “at the end of the transition period in the areas of state aid, competition, social and employment standards, environment, the climate crisis and relevant tax matters”. … [Read more...] about Last-ditch Brexit deal talks resume amid growing EU scepticism
When the Toyota Prius went worldwide in 2000, it was marketed as a climate-friendly, virtuous purchase, because it ran on gas and electricity. “There was an unintended rebound effect, with certain sectors of the population reacting very hostilely,” Taylor said. Years later, diesel truck owners started “coal-rolling”: removing emissions controls and rigging up their vehicles to spew giant clouds of smoke, targeted at unsuspecting pedestrians, bicyclists, and Prius owners. … [Read more...] about Want Some Eco-Friendly Tips? A New Study Says No, You Don’t
Beijing plays the climate card China's goal of achieving "carbon dioxide neutrality" by 2060, announced by Xi Jinping in a video message to the UN General Assembly at the end of September, could be a way to win them over. Almost overnight, the pledge turned the main emitter of carbon dioxide worldwide into a global trailblazer of climate protection. … [Read more...] about China: An unpopular winner in the year of the coronavirus