The denial of climate change is not just ignorant, but “malign and evil”, according to Mary Robinson, because it denies the human rights of the most vulnerable people on the planet. The former UN high commissioner for human rights and special envoy for climate change also says fossil fuel companies have lost their social licence to explore for more coal, oil and gas and must switch to become part of the transition to clean energy. Robinson will make the outspoken attack on Tuesday, in a speech to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew in London, which has awarded her the Kew International Medal for her “integral work on climate justice”. She also told the Guardian she supports climate protests, including the school strikes for climate founded by “superstar” Greta Thunberg, and that “there is room for civil disobedience as a way of communicating, though we also need hope”.
Guardian 26th March 2019 read more »
Fossil fuel industry must contribute towards £44bn climate change damage in UK each year, campaigners say. ‘It’s time the industry is held to account for the range of damage it causes and is made to foot much of the bill for the transition to clean energy’.
Independent 24th March 2019 read more »
THE Scottish Government has come under fire for another delay on a final decision on fracking, opting instead for further consultation. Ministers announced an “effective ban” on the unconventional oil and gas extraction technique in 2017 and, following a legal challenge from petrochemical firm Ineos, a Court of Session ruling last June found no prohibition against fracking in Scotland.
The National 27th March 2019 read more »