Tag: United Kingdom

How to be a climate change denier while sweating your bollocks off | The Daily Mash
ARE you a Tory party member who’s not keen on Rishi Sunak for a certain reason that’s unacceptable these days? Here’s why you’ll be voting for someone else. He’s too good-looking  As the newspapers never tire of telling us, Sunak is incredibly good-looking. However we need a PM who won’t distract his colleagues with his […]
Jail water firm bosses over ‘appalling’ pollution, says Environment Agency | Water | The Guardian
Water company bosses must be jailed for serious pollution, the Environment Agency (EA) has said, as it revealed English water firms have overseen shocking levels of pollution in the last year. The agency said water firms’ performance on pollution had declined to the worst seen in years. It is calling for chief executives and board […]
Cow Farts and Burps to Be Taxed for Climate Change
In an apparent backdoor effort to tax meat, the burps and farts of cattle and sheep are set to be taxed by the leftist government of New Zealand in a bid to, they claim, save the world. The left-wing Labour government of Jacinda Ardern has drafted proposals to levy taxes against farmers for the methane […]
Car tyres produce vastly more particle pollution than exhausts, tests show | Pollution | The Guardian
Almost 2,000 times more particle pollution is produced by tyre wear than is pumped out of the exhausts of modern cars, tests have shown. The tyre particles pollute air, water and soil and contain a wide range of toxic organic compounds, including known carcinogens, the analysts say, suggesting tyre pollution could rapidly become a major […]
Raw sewage ‘pumped into English bathing waters 25,000 times in 2021’ | Pollution | The Guardian
Untreated sewage was discharged into England’s coastal bathing waters for more than 160,000 hours last year, according to figures collated by the Liberal Democrats to mark the start of the summer sea-swimming season. Data compiled by the party using Environment Agency figures on 2021 discharges shows that water companies released raw sewage 25,000 times into […]
Birds are laying eggs earlier as climate change shifts springs | Reuters
LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – The early bird is getting even earlier. With climate change spurring earlier springs across much of North America, many birds are laying their eggs earlier in the year, according to a new study – adding to mounting evidence that global warming is turning wildlife habits upside down. Of 72 bird […]
Children's climate change case overturned on appeal as Federal Court dismisses government's 'duty of care' - ABC News
Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has successfully argued she does not have a duty of care to protect young people from climate change when assessing fossil fuel projects. Key points: The ruling of the full bench of the Federal Court today overturned an earlier win by a group of eight children, who brought a class […]
Plastic pollution: Global treaty drafted to end plastic pollution | New Scientist
Plastic garbage collected on Eastern Island in Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge All Canada Photos / Alamy Nearly 200 governments have provisionally agreed to a legally binding global treaty to end the plastic pollution crisis by tackling the material’s entire supply chain, in what Inger Anderson, executive director of the UN Environment Programme, says will […]
Wood burners emit more particle pollution than traffic, UK data shows | Air pollution | The Guardian
Wood burning in homes produces more small particle pollution than all road traffic in the UK, according to revised government data. The new data significantly cuts the estimated proportion of small particle pollution that comes from wood burners from 38% to 17%. But wood burning pollution remains a “major contributor” to particle pollution, another government […]
Why global warming is good for us
But are we not told to expect more volatile weather as a result of climate change? It is certainly assumed that we should. Yet there’s no evidence to suggest weather volatility is increasing and no good theory to suggest it will. The decreasing temperature differential between the tropics and the Arctic may actually diminish the […]