Tag: Politics

Why many food experts don’t want a new international body for food science

Two years of discussions and negotiations culminated on Thursday and Friday, as stakeholders from around the world convened for the first-ever United Nations Food Systems Summit. The event had been branded as a “historic opportunity to empower all people to leverage the power of food systems,” both to drive the global recovery from COVID-19 and […]

Johnson defends trade secretary after climate crisis denial tweets

PM admits he used to be a climate sceptic and says Ann-Marie Trevelyan will do ‘outstanding’ job Meeting Cop26 finance goals ‘going to be tough’, says Boris Johnson Boris Johnson has acknowledged that he has altered his views about the climate crisis over recent years, saying, “the facts change and people change their minds”. As […]

Keir Starmer will address green new deal plans at conference, say team

Labour sources say climate crisis and green jobs will be key themes, amid concerns about leader’s commitment to policy Keir Starmer is committed to debating plans for a green new deal at Labour’s conference later this month, his team have insisted, despite the party having rejected a grassroots motion on the issue. Labour sources said […]

California wants to ban misleading recycling labels. Plastic companies don’t.

Confused about which products to toss into the recycling bin? You aren’t the only one. The ubiquitous recycling symbol is everywhere, even on packages that cannot be recycled at the vast majority of recycling facilities. Last week, California lawmakers took a step toward remedying that confusion. Senate Bill 343, which passed the state Assembly on […]

Illinois signs landmark clean energy law

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed one of the nation’s most ambitious state-level clean energy plans into law on Wednesday.  “??After years of debate and discussion, science has prevailed, and we are charting a new future that works to mitigate the impacts of climate change here in Illinois,” Pritzker said in a statement. The Climate and […]

Biden administration says solar could provide nearly half of US electricity by 2050

Last year, only about 3 percent of U.S. electricity came from solar power. By 2050, market forces and government policies could increase that fraction 15-fold. A report unveiled on Wednesday by the Department of Energy, or DOE, outlines a path that would dramatically increase the U.S.’s use of solar power, with nearly half of the […]

Biden-backed ‘blue’ hydrogen may pollute more than coal, study finds

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The large infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate and hailed by Joe Biden as a key tool to tackle the climate crisis includes billions of dollars to support a supposedly clean fuel that is potentially […]

Boris Johnson: IPCC climate report makes for sobering reading

Prime minister says warning from UN scientists should give world a wake-up call ahead of Cop26 summit Major climate changes inevitable and irreversible – IPCC’s starkest warning yet IPCC’s verdict on climate crimes of humanity: guilty as hell Boris Johnson has described the latest warnings from UN scientists about the extent of the climate crisis […]

We’re on the brink of catastrophe, warns Tory climate chief

Cop26 meeting is last chance, says Alok Sharma as he backs UK’s plan for new oil and gas fields Government censured for gaffe after gaffe in run-up to Cop26 The world will soon face “catastrophe” from climate breakdown if urgent action is not taken, the British president of vital UN climate talks has warned. Alok […]

The environmental justice logic behind Cori Bush’s fight for the eviction moratorium

Cori Bush knows the violence that can stem from homelessness — and how it so often begins with eviction. Local surveys have found that anywhere from 12 percent to nearly half of people living on the streets blame eviction for their homelessness. Bush, who is now a Democratic U.S. Representative of Missouri, lived in a […]