‘What planet are these people on?’: Green MSP slams forecasts for north sea oil extraction until 2050
Wightman comments in contradiction to SNP, which welcomed the new report
SCOTTISH GREENS MSP Andy Wightman has criticised a new report forecasting increased oil & gas extraction from the north sea up until 2050, after the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change report just two weeks ago argued that the world economy needed to be carbon neutral by at least the mid-century to prevent catastrophic and irreversible climate change.
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In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller (@mistressofline) looks at the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released report which warns urgent CO2 emission reductions are needed for a future dominated by extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty to be prevented.
To see last week’s Cartoon of the Week, click here.
Gordon Morgan: Here's how Scotland can eliminate CO2 emissions by 2045 and help save the world
Gordon Morgan, Energy researcher for Common Weal, looks at what Scotland needs to do to take the IPCC report seriously and decarbonise the country rapidly
THE IPCC report explains, in theory, how we can limit global warming to 1.5C from pre industrial levels. It notes that we are currently experiencing the effects of 1.0 C rises and hence only 0.5 C remains if we are not to exceed that level of global warming.
Limiting it to 1.5 C will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
‘Climate change is already here’: Experts say heatwaves should be wake-up call on impacts of global warming
Major planning for a future of heatwaves needs to start now, say climate change experts
WHILE MANY in the UK are enjoying the prolonged period of uncharacteristically hot weather, climate change experts have warned that there are serious short and long-term implications of the trend – and action to address these must start now.
Around the world, temperatures have reached record highs this summer, with a city in Oman facing a minimum of 42.6 degrees Celsius one day last month – estimated to be the highest ever daily minimum temperature.
How a Glasgow café is repairing the planet, one household item at a time
Glasgow Repair Café is building DIY skills and social cohesion with free events
MOST PEOPLE, if not everyone, will have experienced the frustration of seeing a perfectly functional household item break.
The typical response to such a predicament is, of course, to leave said item sitting in the cupboard or a dusty corner of the room for months, maybe years, wondering what to do with it.
News in 5 Minutes: More than 700 US troops now deployed in Syrian fighting, Willie Rennie says he will defend the union as SNP attempt to “burn it down” and George Galloway’s children’s book title
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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (10 March) of the the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: More than 700 US troops now deployed in Syrian fighting, Willie Rennie says he will defend the union as SNP attempt to “burn it down” and George Galloway’s children’s book title.
News: More than 700 US troops now deployed in Syrian fighting
Majority object to cut in air passenger duty in Scottish Government consultation
Campaigners urge the Scottish Government to re-think the policy on environmental and economic grounds
A MAJORITY of respondents to the Scottish Government’s consultation on cutting Air Passenger Duty (APD) by 50 per cent have objected to the proposals, with campaigners saying the SNP should now drop the policy.