Transform Scotland has today (Tuesday 10 August) published a new report, ‘Roads to Ruin’. The report finds that despite promises that it will tackle the Climate Emergency, Scottish Ministers intend to nearly double their spending on new roads over the next decade. This is despite transport being the largest source of climate change emissions, and the area where there has been no progress in reducing emissions for 30 years. Transform’s report comes the day after the UN IPCC sets out the scale of the effort needed to head off dangerous global climate instability.
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The co-leader of the Scottish Greens has predicted a toughening in the political stance towards the oil and gas industry in Scotland ahead of November’s COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow amid what he described as wider-spread recognition that the fossil fuel industry is “not going to be there for the future”. Patrick Harvie also said that Scotland should focus on rebuilding its tourism industry with a “much reduced aviation footprint”. Domestic tourism, he added, represents a “massive area of growth”.
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Douglas Chapman: Why the world needs a Covid-style approach to climate change. THIS week’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is clear – action must be taken now to avert climate catastrophe. And there is not much time left to do it. The hard truth is that human behaviour is responsible for global warming – some much, much more than others – and, as the fires and floods of 2021 have indicated, this is not some far-off, existential concern. The climate emergency is very much here and now in all its terrifying manifestation.
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