The Angry Mermaid Strikes Back

November 16, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

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 … Read More

Aviation Emissions “Should be Capped at Copenhagen”

September 9, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

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 … Read More

How to Fry the Climate with a $13 Flight from London to NYC

November 4, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

To many environmentalists, Michael O’Leary is one of their top hate figures. One of the key proponents of low cost air-travel, the multi-millionaire Irishman has no time for environmentalists – he calls them “eco-nuts” and dismisses concerns over climate change. With his head firmly stuck in the sands of climate scepticism, he argues that the … Read More

Airlines Spin Anti Oil-Speculation Website

July 14, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

Log onto the website and you might think that it’s a plea by poor American consumers who are being hit by rocking oil prices. But you would be wrong: it is a PR effort by the Air Transport Association of America. The adverts include one where a globe is being squeezed with a drop … Read More