Browsing: Climate change and environment

What exactly is contained in the (dollar)2 trillion bill? On November 19, the US House of Representatives passed a (dollar)2 trillion bill to combat climate change and expand social benefits. House Representatives made the decision following House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s 8-hour and 32-minute speech. McCarthy’s lengthy speech was aimed at delaying Democratic approval of a bill that will set aside funds to help families, businesses, and workers. In addition, the bill will set aside (dollar) 550 billion to combat climate change. The spending bill for social policy and climate change was approved by a vote of 220 to 213. Send…

Greta Thunberg has been urged to protest elsewhere because ONE city in China emits SIX TIMES the amount of CO2 that London does. China, Russia, and Brazil are among the world’s worst polluters, but their leaders avoided the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this week. And, as the extent of their staggering carbon emissions is revealed today by a Sun on Sunday investigation, critics suggest that UK eco-protesters would be better off focusing their efforts elsewhere. “Greta Thunberg and her followers play safe outrage theatre in Glasgow, hurling empty abuse at leaders of countries that are already making great progress…

What is the location of Tuvalu Island? As ocean levels rise and the people’s land disappears, climate change is advancing on a small island in the South Pacific. Tuvaluans attended the COP2 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, to share their story with the world, emphasizing the urgency of controlling global emissions. Tuvalu’s small island is home to roughly 11,000 people, many of whom have lived on the island for generations. The island was discovered in the 16th century by lvaro de Mendaa de Neira, but it was not formally recognized until the 1820s. Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, won…

The River Thames in London is now home to aggressive 6ft tope sharks. SHARKS abound in the Thames, which is alive and well 64 years after being proclaimed “biologically dead.” The cleaned-up waters are being used as nurseries by tope, starry smooth-hounds, and spurdogs, which exude venom from their fins. Sharks prefer shallow bays and estuaries to give birth, and juvenile sharks can live for up to two years. In the river’s first complete health check since 1957, seahorses, oysters, seals, and highly endangered eels were discovered. Alison Debney of the Zoological Society of London said the Thames currently supports…

Almost a third of couples claim to having squabbles over who is the greener partner. NEARLY a third of couples admit to disagreeing about their environmental practices. According to a survey of 2,000 adults in relationships, 30% of them have fought because one of them is better – or worse – at being green than the other. Poor environmental habits are now a huge turnoff, with nearly a quarter (23%) admitting they’ve broken up or considered breaking up with someone because they’re not environmentally concerned enough. And 22% have had their other half call them out on their bad environmental…

Who initiated the Instagram initiative to “plant one tree for every pet photo”? Following an internet trend, a tree firm in the United States has been forced to apologize for failing to keep their half of the contract. Millions of people have already posted lovely images of their pets online as part of the ‘plant one tree for every picture’ campaign, which went popular on Instagram. After users became enraged by the “false campaign,” a firm named Plant A Tree Co claimed to have originated the craze. On Instagram, they clarified that the “Add Yours” trend was begun as a…

That’s not a very green message, with 400 jets and convoys of government vehicles. THE QUEEN stole the show at the COP26 meeting in Glasgow with a video message. The question arises: why wasn’t the entire ceremony streamed live online as a “green” message to the world? Instead, over 400 jets, many of which are private, are parked on the tarmac at Glasgow International Airport. At a conservative estimate, they will release 13,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to about 1,600 Scots burning through CO2 in a year. Last night, one of those jets, a chartered…

Inside Cop26’s high-carbon food choices, where burgers are “worse for the environment than a 10-mile automobile trip.” THOUSANDS of delegates have gathered at Cop26 to discuss how to rescue the world, but the conference food appears to be guilt-tripping attendees at every turn. Every meal on the menu at Glasgow’s SEC centre has a carbon dioxide score, which indicates how much greenhouse gas was released to make it. The Compass Group, a Sussex catering firm, implemented the emissions grading system in an effort to raise environmental awareness. Here, we delve through Cop26 menus to see how much of a carbon…

The appearance of a massive WHIRLPOOL off the coast of Britain has sparked a mystery, with everything from spawning fish to an explosion being blamed. AMAZING drone photos of a massive ‘whirlpool’ off the coast of Scotland have left viewers perplexed as to what is creating the phenomenon. On October 31, Paul Young, 46, captured the images with his drone at Lendalfoot, South Ayrshire. The unexpected sight perplexed the accountant from Girvan. “I figured it was a riptide because it looked like a whirlpool,” Paul explained. I put it on social media to check whether anyone had heard of it.”…

No one can accuse Britain of not throwing everything at COP26, whether it succeeds or fails. NO ONE can accuse Britain of not throwing all at COP26, whether it succeeds or fails. The Queen, Charles, Wills and Kate, and Sir David Attenborough — all worldwide icons — were deployed to persuade the rest of the world to join us in a green, global second industrial revolution. With their private jets, gas-guzzling limo fleets, and armies of flunkies, we hope all those presidents and prime ministers were paying attention. Joe Biden, too, has his eyes tightly shut. As usual, the Queen’s…

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