One early XR victory was forcing the British government to declare “an environment and climate emergency”, making the UK the first country to do so.
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Composted Reads for 8 November 2022
Story of the day Developing countries ‘will need $2tn a year in climate funding by 2030’ Report says figure required to switch away from fossil fuels and cope with extreme weather impacts. About $2tn (£1.75tn) will be needed each year by 2030 to help developing countries cut their greenhouse gas emissions and cope with theContinue reading “Composted Reads for 8 November 2022”
Composted reads for the third week of August 2022
As drought blights the UK, our politicians have their heads buried in the sand Caroline Lucas England’s privatised water system is compounding the climate emergency. Instead of fixing it, the government has gone awol. Rivers and reservoirs are evaporating in front of our eyes. Water may soon be rationed and crop irrigation restricted. Drought, andContinue reading “Composted reads for the third week of August 2022”
The Guardian’s Composted reads & Story of the 2nd week of August
It’s time to ban private jets – or at least tax them to the ground Akin Olla Private jets are morally obscene and terrible for the climate. The planet can no longer afford these indulgences The good news ‘Incredibly promising’: the bubble barrier extracting plastic from a Dutch river Technology applied to Oude Rijn riverContinue reading “The Guardian’s Composted reads & Story of the 2nd week of August”
US Climate Activists Pivot to Local Action
18 July 2022 In the aftermath of Senator Joe Manchin ruling out quick action on a landmark federal climate law, a legislator and activists are moving to expand state and local efforts in the fight against global warming. Ed Markey, a Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, suggested there would be a “higher ambition” for states and municipalities across the country—andContinue reading “US Climate Activists Pivot to Local Action”
Stories from the climate warrior for the first half of July
Half a year after the Cop 26 climate summit drew to a close, action at the scale and pace needed has not materialised, while warnings about record-breaking heatwaves, sea level rising and climate-related food insecurity are near-daily. Alok Sharma, Cop 26 president, put it this way. “Leaders have not done enough to deliverContinue reading “Stories from the climate warrior for the first half of July”
Composted reads for the 2nd week of June
In 1977 Star Wars hit movie theaters, New York City had a blackout that lasted 25 hours, and the Apple II personal computer went up for sale. It was also the year that a remarkable one-page memo was circulated at the very highest levels of US government, years before the climate crisis was part of national discourse.
The Independent’s Big Question for 9 Jun 2022: Will the climate crisis place coastal Britain at risk?
The climate emergency will inevitably mean some of the UK’s coastal communities will have to relocate elsewhere, according to Sir James Bevan, chief executive of the Environment Agency.
We won’t cut meat-eating until we put the planet before profit
The massive impact of meat eating on the planet has only just begun. Science remains open to debate and branding advice that the overconsumption of meat is harmful as “extremist” or “alarmist”.