Sunak claims North Sea gas ‘four times’ less polluting than imports
On the day he announced hundreds of new North Sea oil and gas licenses prime minister Rishi Sunak told reporters that producing natural gas in the UK is “better for the climate” than importing it from abroad. He said that’s because it’s “far better to have it here at home rather than shipping it here…
Would new North Sea oil and gas make Britain more energy independent?
The government will grant hundreds of new licences to extract oil and gas from the North Sea, Rishi Sunak said on Monday. The initial decision was announced last year, but Mr Sunak reiterated the plan this week alongside “millions of pounds” for so-called “carbon capture and storage” technology — which the government says would help reduce…
FactCheck: were the Greek wildfires caused by climate change?
This summer has already been marked as another year with record-breaking heat right across the globe, from China to North Africa and North America to Europe. In the past week at least 34 people died from spreading wildfires in Algeria, while in the Greek island of Rhodes thousands were evacuated due to wildfires following extreme…
What’s going on with the world’s oceans – and what’s a marine heatwave?
The world’s oceans have been heating to unprecedented levels in recent months, with some scientists debating whether the climate is changing beyond expectation. In the UK, June is now set to be the hottest on record. Similar records have been tumbling elsewhere and Antarctic ice has receded to its lowest point ever. The Met Office…
FactCheck: Is this a green revolution?
Boris Johnson’s environment strategy has been billed as a “green industrial revolution”. But only a quarter of the £12bn of government spending announced this week is really new money.
US election: What a Trump or Biden victory means for the climate
What are the climate implications of a Trump or Biden presidency?