Climate change

A Citizens’ Assembly on climate change is the coward’s way out

2 November 2019 12:11

So is it good news that Citizens’ Assemblies are to sit to decide on how best to address the issue…

Extinction Rebellion has already won

15 October 2019 12:36

‘I wouldn’t be here if you were a climate denier’. This was William Skeaping, spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion (ER), talking…

Are we heading for a climate apocalypse? Not again

13 October 2019 7:00

I was five years old when the world first ended. That was in 2000, the year that a United Nations…

Don’t blame oil and coal companies for climate change

10 October 2019 16:54

This year’s Nobel Prize for the silliest piece of scientific research must go to something called the Climate Accountability Institute,…

Extinction Rebellion shouldn’t coax kids out of the classroom

9 October 2019 11:10

I share Extinction Rebellion’s environmental concerns and I’ve previously joined their protests. My friends and colleagues fill their ranks. I…

Extinction Rebellion is a menace

8 October 2019 12:55

It’s tempting to laugh at Extinction Rebellion. I do it myself frequently. Those yoga sessions on Westminster Bridge. The amateur…

The RSC should ignore the climate change mob and stick with BP

4 October 2019 10:20

It is often said that Western culture worships youth. Yet this cult of youth worship has started to mutate into…

Labour’s reckless net zero promise

25 September 2019 16:08

On the face of it, the Labour party conference commitment to bring forward Britain’s net zero greenhouse gas emission target…

‘F–k Boris’: London climate change protest turns red

20 September 2019 17:35

Students went on strike today worldwide to protest against climate change. Luckily, the London protest took place only a stone’s…

School climate strikers should answer these two questions

20 September 2019 11:58

“The Earth is dying”, “the world is on fire”, we’re undergoing an “environmental extinction”: just three of the sentiments which…

Why are our MPs so pathetically in thrall to Extinction Rebellion?

20 June 2019 19:20

Why are MPs so pathetically in thrall to Extinction Rebellion? This morning, while the world was focused on the Conservative…

Is Theresa May’s climate change target realistic?

12 June 2019 9:20

In a last-ditch effort to find a domestic legacy, Theresa May has set her sights on the hot topic of…

Can Britain achieve net zero by 2050?

7 June 2019 12:31

Urgency of action on climate change is made plenty clear by the headline making actions of Extinction Rebellion (those naked…

Rebecca Long-Bailey has exposed Labour’s climate-change muddle

5 June 2019 16:48

A festival of inertia at PMQs today. A party without a leader, a Government without a purpose and a Parliament…

How cutting food waste could help solve the climate change crisis

10 May 2019 10:11

If the recent remonstrations around climate change have been anything to go by, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the…

It’s capitalism, not socialism, that will beat climate change

6 May 2019 10:24

When John Glenn was asked what went through his mind as he became the first American in space, he said…

Liam Fox falls foul of the climate change cult

26 April 2019 12:53

A question has come to me from a test paper in the A-level for 21st century ethics. Read the following…

Climate change school ‘strikers’ deserve to be punished

15 February 2019 14:42

The thousands of children across the UK on ‘strike’ from school today to protest climate change are admirable. They’re part…

Should we listen to David Attenborough’s climate change warning?

5 December 2018 15:05

‘Civilisation faces collapse, Attenborough warns UN.’ That was the Times headline on Tuesday about the great broadcaster’s speech at the…

The threat to the environment that the green lobby tries to ignore

20 November 2018 10:30

It’s not like the green blob to keep quiet when there’s a threat to the environment in the offing. Even…