Durwood Zaelke: How your air conditioning could help to save the planet

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Durwood Zaelke’s eye for an environmental “quick fix” has arguably saved the world half a degree Celsius of warming. The former environmental lawyer is the little-known driving force behind what’s been called the most successful climate treaty ever, the Montreal Protocol. The BBC’s Hannah Long-Higgins meets him and finds that there are deeply personal reasons […]

BA to review ‘fuel tankering’ after Panorama revelations

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British Airways has pledged to review its practice of making aircraft carry tonnes of excess fuel to avoid filling up at destination airports, which saves money but drives up CO2 emissions. Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA’s parent company IAG, admitted that using the method – called “fuel tankering” within the industry – was “maybe […]

Climate change: Airlines accused of ‘putting profit before planet’

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A British Airways whistleblower has revealed an industry-wide practice that deliberately adds weight to flights, increasing greenhouse gas emissions. “Fuel tankering” sees planes filled with extra fuel, usually to avoid paying higher prices for refuelling at their destination airports. It could mean extra annual emissions equivalent to that of a large town. BA said it […]

Deputy PM says linking bushfires to climate change is ‘woke capital-city greenies ravings’ – politics live

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Gabrielle Chan (@gabriellechan) Or like Wagga Council, which declared a climate emergency… https://t.co/HZ86wHHIhe November 10, 2019 Also a reminder that it is a politician’s job to look at over-arching policy to help those on the ground. #thoughtsandprayers don’t stop catastrophic fires. Richard Di Natale (@RichardDiNatale) .@M_McCormackMP I live in a fire prone area in reg […]

Heavy rainfall and more flooding forecast for week ahead

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Further heavy rainfall has been forecast for the UK this week and more flooding is expected as communities already affected struggled to cope. Seven severe “danger to life” flood warnings remain in place in South Yorkshire in areas along the River Don. The Met Office also issued 41 active flood warnings and 94 flood alerts, […]

A Legal Approach to Fighting Climate Change

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LONDON — What does Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour have in common with the London-based environmental law charity ClientEarth? Quite a lot, as it happens. Mr. Gilmour sold his guitar collection for $21.5 million at Christie’s New York in June — and donated every penny to ClientEarth to help it fight climate change. For a nonprofit […]