Trump About to Withdraw from Paris Agreement While Ireland Passes Fracking Ban
It is a historic day on which one nation passes a ban on onshore fracking, while another nation intends to walk away from the Paris climate agreement.
Paris agreement withdrawal makes U.S. a rogue nation
In her statement, Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Europe, roundly condemns Trumps withdrawal from the global climate agreement:
“The Paris accord falls far short of the bold, decisive action needed to avert the most serious impacts of impending climate chaos – but it is certainly better than nothing. By choosing to walk away from the table, the United States effectively becomes a rogue nation when it comes to matters of climate change, human rights and global leadership in general. Mr. Trump’s foolish, belligerent decision to abdicate responsibility at the federal level now makes real action on climate at the state and local levels even more critical. For the sake of our planet and future generations, it is imperative that elected leaders at every rung of government – from the smallest town halls to the halls of Congress – do everything in their power to resist fossil fuels and help enable a clean energy revolution.” Continue reading
Fracking is twice as bad for climate as coal – will the Climate Change Committee ban it?
Dr Robin Russell-Jones
9th June 2016
We have been unofficially informed that the CCC has accepted our data on fugitive emissions of methane – and that shale gas is twice as bad as coal from a climate change perspective. In other words fracking is likely to be banned.
climate change Volume 4, Issue 2, January 18, 2016
THANKS TO DAVID from Australia, a poem on Tamboran and Northern Ireland.
‘Tamboran is an Australian miner with ambitions to frack Ireland’
‘(…)Tamboran has threatened a law suit
against the Northern Ireland government
of two billion pounds, for lost future profits(…)’
When we think about global warming many of us immediately think about cars and industry ruining the planet, but does this tell the whole story? While transportation, including travel by road, sea and air, contributes over 13% of our annual CO2 emissions there is another factor, which we may not initially consider, but which has a bigger impact.
We all take transportation for granted whether it’s driving our car to work; flying to a favourite holiday destination; or waiting for that new television to be delivered from the other side of the world by cargo ship.
While transportation offers us many benefits, these come at a price. Truck Locator has compiled just a few of the statistics which show the substantial impact transportation has on a global scale.
Judges rule the Netherlands should deepen emissions cuts to at least 25% by 2020, in landmark legal decision
…The low-lying country, which is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise, should slash emissions 25% from 1990 levels by 2020 under the ruling. The state was aiming for 17% and campaigners argued it should be up to 40%, in line with science. Europe-wide, the target is a 20% reduction.
The verdict read: “The State must do more to avert the imminent danger caused by climate change, also in view of its duty of care to protect and improve the living environment. The State is responsible for effectively controlling the Dutch emission levels. …”