UK Government loses third air pollution case as judge rules air pollution plans negligent

This will be of great embarrassment to ministers, as it is the third time that they have lost an air pollution court battle against ClientEarth.

towns and cities.

“The problem was supposed to be cleaned up over eight years ago, and yet successive governments have failed to do enough.

“The people who live in areas of England and Wales covered by this judgment deserve to be able breathe clean air and the government must now do all it can to make that happen quickly.”

https://www.clientearth.org/government-loses-third-air-pollution-case-judge-rules-air-pollution-plans-unlawful/

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U.S Appointed Diplomat will Lead Paris Climate Talks

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The official who will lead the US delegation at the first major climate meeting of the Trump presidency will be under secretary of state for political affairs Thomas Shannon, a career diplomat.

The state department confirmed to Climate Home News that Obama appointee Shannon would represent the US at the high-level segment of the UN COP23 talks in Bonn, Germany next month.

 In an emotional speech, Kerry said: “No-one, no-one should doubt the overwhelming majority of citizens of the United States who know climate change is happening and who are determined to keep our commitments that were made in Paris.”


 In 2015, Shannon called climate change“one of the world’s great challenges”. In 2016, he gave interviews in the Indian press in which he called for the south Asian nation to speedily ratify the Paris deal.


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Little species like anchovies and sardines are some of the best choices to keep your body — and the ocean — happy. These fish are packed with an outsized dose of vitamins and nutrients. They’re low on the food chain, so they take less resources than predators, to make the same amount of protein. And you’re in good company: Whales, dolphins, seals and seabirds all love little fish too.

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If you wrinkle your nose at anchovy pizza, or flinch at fishy Caesar salad, relax. You don’t have to eat little fish from a tin. Around the world, coastal cultures prepare snack-sized species in all kinds of ways.

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Meanwhile, another 3 billion people are going to need somewhere to live. By 2050, 70% of us are going to be living in cities. This century will see the rapid expansion of cities, as well as the emergence of entirely new cities that do not yet exist. It’s worth mentioning that of the 19 Brazilian cities that have doubled in population in the past decade, 10 are in the Amazon. All this is going to use yet more land

We currently have no known means of being able to feed 10 billion of us at our current rate of consumption and with our current agricultural system. Indeed, simply to feed ourselves in the next 40 years, we will need to produce more food than the entire agricultural output of the past 10,000 years combined. Yet food productivity is set to decline, possibly very sharply, over the coming decades due to: climate change; soil degradation and desertification – both of which are increasing rapidly in many parts of the world; and water stress. By the end of this century, large parts of the planet will not have any usable water.

At the same time, the global shipping and airline sectors are projected to continue to expand rapidly every year, transporting more of us, and more of the stuff we want to consume, around the planet year on year. That is going to cause enormous problems for us in terms of more CO2 emissions, more black carbon, and more pollution from mining and processing to make all this stuff.

But think about this. In transporting us and our stuff all over the planet, we are also creating a highly efficient network for the global spread of potentially catastrophic diseases. There was a global pandemic just 95 years ago – the Spanish flu pandemic, which is now estimated to have killed up to 100 million people. And that’s before one of our more questionable innovations – the budget airline – was invented. The combination of millions of people travelling around the world every day, plus millions more people living in extremely close proximity to pigs and poultry – often in the same room, making a new virus jumping the species barrier more likely – means we are increasing, significantly, the probability of a new global pandemic. So no wonder then that epidemiologists increasingly agree that a new global pandemic is now a matter of “when”

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The nuclear fuel in three of the plant’s six reactors melted down and released radioactive plumes that contaminated land downwind. Japan declared 1100 square kilometers uninhabitable and relocated 88,000 people. (Almost as many left voluntarily.) After the meltdowns, officials feared that spent fuel stored in pools in the reactor halls would catch fire and send radioactive smoke across a much wider swath of eastern Japan, including Tokyo. By a stroke of luck, that did not happen.

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