EU, UK carbon-reduction targets questioned, but Britain holds steady

Citing an internal briefing paper for ministers, the Guardian newspaper reported that under current policies it would be “challenging” for Britain to reach a target of 9% for energy renewables such as wind, solar or hydropower - well short of the EU's 2020 target of 20%, but up from the current 2%.

'Down Under' Is Where Some Australians Put Their Heads

A parliamentary report into carbon capture and storage has revealed division within the Federal Government over whether climate change is caused by humans. The inquiry into storing carbon underground says there is compelling evidence that human activity is changing the global climate. But four Coalition MPs disagree.

In the DeSmogosphere Archive August 10, 2007

Activists to Heathrow: "Go Fly A Kite!"

A climate change protest camp is being set up outside Heathrow airport, two days earlier than had been expected.  Thousands of protesters are expected this week at the Camp for Climate Action, which opposes the expansion of London's biggest airport.

Scientists Countdown to Boiling Point

British scientists are predicting a succession of record-breaking high temperatures in the most detailed forecast of global warming's impact on weather around the world. Powerful computer simulations used to create the world's first global warming forecast suggests temperature rises will stall in the next two years, before rising sharply at the end of the decade. From 2010, they warn, every year has at least a 50% chance of exceeding the record year of 1998 when average global temperatures reached 14.54C.

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