Yes, we should worry that politics is disengaging from environmental crises
Inside track » Climate Change
by Shaun Spiers
1M ago
This is an Inside Track long read by Shaun Spiers, executive director of Green Alliance Carbon Brief is an invaluable digest of climate news. Its daily emails in the four working days last week included the following stories (I could have highlighted many more). An ..read more
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We must clean up the information ecosystem to win ambitious climate policy
Inside track » Climate Change
by Green Alliance blog
4M ago
This post is by Oliver Hayes, head of policy & campaigns at Global Action Plan. To nobody in the green movement’s surprise, 2023 was the hottest year on record. We all understand that the bar will continue to rise and that every future year will ..read more
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The UK isn’t prepared for climate change
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by Green Alliance blog
1y ago
This post is by Kathryn Brown, director of climate change and evidence at The Wildlife Trusts. Climate change is here. In 2022 we saw the highest ever temperature recorded of 40.3°C in Lincolnshire. Two thirds of rivers in England are still below normal levels, despite ..read more
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The US election and climate action: two very different scenarios for the future
Inside track » Climate Change
by Holly Rowden
2y ago
An unprecedented number of mail-in ballots means we could be in for an uncomfortable wait for the result of the US presidential election. The polls suggest that Joe Biden is the frontrunner, although the race is too close to call in many battleground states. The significance of this election for global efforts to tackle the climate crisis cannot be overstated ..read more
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What history tells us about how we are dealing with climate change
Inside track » Climate Change
by Shaun Spiers
2y ago
To make climate change real to people, a first order priority rather than an afterthought, we need to tell stories, stories about what is already happening and stories about what will happen as temperatures continue to rise. But for some people, telling the story of what happened in the past when temperatures changed by just a couple of degrees Celsius ..read more
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What is COVID-19 teaching us about solving the climate crisis?
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by Libby Peake
2y ago
COVID-19 has rapidly changed the world we live in, as governments rightly prioritise our safety and wellbeing and ask us all to stay home. One of the upshots, for those of us lucky enough to be well, is that we now have plenty of time to reflect. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has spent time in lockdown ..read more
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Tackling climate change is a job for the whole voluntary sector not just green groups
Inside track » Climate Change
by Green Alliance blog
3y ago
This post is by Richard Hebditch, director of external affairs at the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF).  The latest progress report from the Climate Change Committee makes it crystal clear that all sectors and organisations need to be part of the solution to climate change, and that the UK’s net zero target has helped to create the conditions for growing ..read more
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Why the government shouldn’t ignore the role of local authorities in decarbonisation
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by Philippa Borrowman
3y ago
The Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) progress report last week rightly expressed its disappointment that a number of government strategies have been continuously delayed, among them the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, the Heat and Buildings Strategy and the Treasury’s final Net Zero Review. These will all be important as part of the expected overarching Net Zero Strategy which will set the pace ..read more
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Clean Air Day: nitrogen pollution from agriculture has been overlooked for far too long
Inside track » Climate Change
by Green Alliance blog
3y ago
This post is by Jenny Hawley, policy manager at Plantlife International. Across the UK today, thousands of people will be raising awareness about the need to reduce air pollution. Most will be rightly and primarily motivated by the damage caused to our health, particularly children’s health. Yet tackling air quality can also help us to tackle the nature and climate ..read more
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The Climate Change Committee brings home the reality of global warming for the UK 
Inside track » Climate Change
by Gwen Buck
3y ago
The government has just received the clearest, and most alarming, picture yet of what the changing climate could mean for the future of the UK.   Whilst the devastating global impacts of climate change are well documented, the details in the Climate Change Committee’s (CCC’s) Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk brings it much closer to home. The committee’s projections for the UK should send shockwaves through government and be a wake up call that we ..read more
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