Category Archives: Environment

An Unsquared Circle

                        In her Easter message, the Prime Minister spoke of ‘the opportunities that lie ahead’ for post-EU Britain. Neither she nor any of her Ministers have ever set out … Continue reading

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Britain’s first 24 hours without coal for 135 years – Sky News

        It was a real birthday present for the earth yesterday that we saw the first day in 135 years when Britain wasn’t producing any electricity from coal. I think that is a pretty remarkable day, and it … Continue reading

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Socking The Puppet – The decline in the legitimacy of Britain’s political parties

                  The Government is increasingly seeking to constrain dissenting voices from civil society organisations by limiting their ability to inform the electorate, constraining their role in the planning system and closing off … Continue reading

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Debate with Myron Ebell on Trump and climate policy – BBC World News – 21 FEB 17

    BBC World News: President Trump is preparing two executive orders, aimed at scaling back Obama era policies on climate and water pollution, according to reports that we are seeing in the US media. Over the weekend hundreds of … Continue reading

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Discussing government failure in controlling air pollution – Radio 4 – 2 Feb 17

                  This is the consequence of complete failure by the government to tackle a problem that it has known about for a long time. It is now in breach of our own … Continue reading

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Ladybird Book on climate change by Prince Charles – Sky News – 22 Jan 17

    The duty of a constitutional monarch in Britain is to advise warn and encourage, and that is exactly what he is doing with this book [on climate change]. He is advising us about a problem that we really … Continue reading

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The UK has formally signed up to the Paris climate change agreement – Sky News

        Sky News: The UK has formally signed up to the first climate change agreement that covers every country on earth. It comes as there is uncertainty over America’s role in the Paris Agreement. Donald Trump had … Continue reading

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‘Climate, Responsibility and Risk’ – REMARKS BY MR TOM BURKE CBE AT THE ESG INVESTMENT FORUM

                REMARKS BY MR TOM BURKE CBE AT THE ESG INVESTMENT FORUM, AMBA HOTEL, CHARING CROSS, OCTOBER 26TH 2016.   ‘Climate, Responsibility and Risk’   Thank you for inviting me to speak to … Continue reading

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BBC World News – Carbon emissions rise to a new record

    BBC: The biggest companies in the world have helped carbon emissions rise to a new record, according to the UN. Tom Burke: If you are, for instance, the motor industry, you can change your technology and use electricity … Continue reading

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HFC deal signed – Channel 4 News – 15 Oct 16

      Tom Burke: What we are seeing (with HFCs) is exactly what happened with CFCs with the ozone hole, which is when the big countries got in and developed the alternatives, and began to develop them in large … Continue reading

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