Category: USA

Why Trump Will Lose if he Continues to Push Fossil Fuels

Whilst most of the world is beginning a transition away from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, the USA, under Trump's stewardship, is on an entirely different path. Trump has already reopened a number of coal mines and in an announcement recently he expressed his desire to reopen much of the US coastline to ...

Strawless in Seattle

An industry-led campaign playing on the famous 'Sleepless in Seattle' movie has succeeded in banning plastic straws and utensils being given handed out with food and drink. The ban will come into force in July 2018 with fines for businesses that do not offer these alternative options to customers. However, over 200 businesses are already getting ...

COP23: Day Six

Day Six of COP23 looks at human settlements, transport, and our oceans. Like Day Five with energy, agriculture, and water there were a number of press releases highlighting the importance of climate action in each of the named sectors. Urban areas contribute to about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, but their role in other areas of ...

COP23: Day Three

The third day of the COP23 climate conference was another quiet day with meetings between the COP23 presidency, UNFCCC NGOs and National Parties taking part in the conference. Things are beginning to build now before the bigger events start on Friday. From Friday onwards, there are thematic days run by Global Climate Action (GCA); different ...

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