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- To anyone in North America, the Icelandic volcano fiasco must seem something of a distant story, unless you are trying to fly to Europe right now, when it will be a living hell. It is a hell being experienced by hundreds of thousands of people stuck abroad who are unable to get home from their...
Continue reading 'If one volcano can do this, what will peak oil do?'.
- All the news reports this morning are that a deal at Copenhagen is dead. Barack Obama has said that we had run out of time to secure a deal in December. This will please the corporate lobbyists no end. The longer they can delay action on climate the better. But now Copenhagen’s iconic mermaid is...
Continue reading 'The Angry Mermaid Strikes Back'.
- I don’t know how many G20 leaders will have time to read the FT website today, but they should. The paper’s editorial is nothing short of staggering. It starts by stating “As addictions go, the world’s addiction to fossil fuels is a killer.” Coming from the mouthpiece of one of the world’s financial capitals, which...
Continue reading 'FT: Ending subsidies is “An idea whose time has come”'.
- As bold PR moves go – and this is bold – amongst the politicians making promises today at the UN Climate Summit, the CEO of British Airways, Willie Walsh will make a dramatic pledge to cut global aviation emissions to 50 per cent of 2005 levels by 2050. Like a snake oil salesman bearing gifts...
Continue reading 'Airlines Preempt Copenhagen by Pledging to Halve CO2'.
- Why is the aviation industry been so untouchable when it comes to climate change? That is the question on many people’s lips as the British government prepares to cut carbon from pretty much every sector but aviation. The way aviation is treated may have something to do with the intricate links between the industry and...
Continue reading 'Aviation Emissions “Should be Capped at Copenhagen”'.
- After twelve years in power the British Labour government yesterday outlined what it has deemed a “low carbon transition plan”. Coopting language from the growing Transition Town movement is a crafty tactic by the British government that is promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 with 80% cut by 2050. Let’s get...
Continue reading 'UK Outlines Flawed “Low Carbon Transition Plan”'.
- He is known as the “Prince of Darkness”, the ultimate spin doctor who has been at the heart of the New Labour project. And today Lord Mandelson came face to face with the reality of the British government’s pro-aviation expansion policy – literally. Mandelson was hit in the face with a cup of green slime...
Continue reading 'The Third Climate Protest of the Week….'.
- Nine protesters from the anti-aviation group Plane Stupid will appear in court this morning after causing chaos at one of Europe’s busiest commercial airports, Aberdeen in Scotland yesterday. Due to the protest, the airport was closed between 6.30am and 9am and ten flights were cancelled, much to the annoyance of the authorities and its operator,...
Continue reading 'Another Day, Another Climate Protest'.
- There comes a time in every government’s tenure when we finally see them for what they are – that the slick messaging and spin can no longer hide the flawed natured of the policies. Today is one such day for the British government. There comes a time when a government makes decisions that will define...
Continue reading 'UK Credibility on Climate Crumbles as Heathrow Expands'.
- Ok – Now might not be the best time to be looking to invest in property as the credit crunch takes hold, but how about a little investment in land near London? The upsides are that, if you like that kind of thing, you will have famous neighbours: the Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, British comedian...
Continue reading 'Buy an “Airplot” and Help Save the Climate..'.
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