BORIS Johnson will today warn US President Joe Biden and other leaders they must slash emissions this decade or be remembered as the people who failed the planet. The PM will urge them to match the UK's target of net zero by 2050 at the President's major climate summit this afternoon. Speaking on Earth Day, he will say: "The UK has shown it's possible to slash emissions while growing the economy. If we want to stop climate change, then this must be the year." It comes as MPs from across the political spectrum have today come together to vow new green goals to help save the planet. To celebrate Earth Day with an international day of action, Britain's politicians have vowed to go even greener to combat the climate emergency. Later today the US President will host a huge international summit online to address world leaders and call on them to do more to save the world before it's too late. He and the PM will push others to match the UK's ambitious climate targets, … [Read more...] about Earth Day 2021: Boris Johnson leads climate calls as MPs come together to make pledges to save the planet
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GODZILLA Vs Kong is the much-anticipated MonsterVerse movie that has got fans talking. The clash of two movie legends is set to be iconic viewing. Here's how you can watch the new release... Godzilla Vs Kong: Who won in the 2021 movie? Godzilla and Kong go head-to-head in an all-out battle to bring back balance to Earth. It is the first time the two legends have appeared on-screen together. The first epic battle in the movie is a sea battle between the two beasts. Kong feigns defeat, and a triumphant Godzilla celebrates his victory. But little known to Godzilla, Kong is preparing for his next battle. The second battle takes place in Hong Kong, where a tech-enhanced Kong puts up a good fight, but is ultimately defeated by Godzilla once again. The film doesn't provide a definitive answer as to who reigns as the more powerful monster, so fans will have to argue their case. Hollywood and Warner Brothers may end up being the biggest winners in the battle of … [Read more...] about Godzilla Vs Kong: Who won in the 2021 movie?
A British photographer has achieved his "Holy Grail" of capturing the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, over an erupting volcano in Iceland. Max Milligan, 56, braved boiling lava, noxious gases and temperatures of up to 1200C (2192F) but the travel book photographer's results are as spectacular as the story that goes with them. Mr Milligan had to attach himself to a search and rescue team and wait until everyone else had been cleared out of the area on the night in question and he was the only photographer left. Having been allowed back up to the mountain by the team, he managed to catch the picture he really wanted at 2.58am, just a couple of minutes before it became too light and the chance was gone. Mr Milligan said: "It was my holy grail and it was so dark, I didn't know I'd got it until about 24 hours later when I uploaded it to a laptop." Advertisement He waited, he said, "six years for an eruption and six weeks [after arriving in Iceland] … [Read more...] about Photographer captures his ‘Holy Grail’ of the Northern Lights over an erupting volcano
How much of the world's emissions are down to aviation? How much of the greenhouse gases being pumped into the atmosphere are coming from our homes, whether in the form of the electricity we use or the gas that goes in our boilers? What about deforestation, or agriculture, or manufacturing? These questions are worth pondering because it turns out the answers are actually rather surprising. Follow live updates from Joe Biden's climate change summit Advertisement Indeed, there is a serious disconnect between the stuff you often see depicted on screens and in newspapers to symbolise the environmental movement, and what the data actually tells you about the realities of carbon emissions. Did you know, for instance, that we create far, far more greenhouse gas emissions through the manufacture of cement than the entire total emissions from the aviation industry? More from Daily Climate Show Joe Biden commits to slashing US greenhouse gas emissions … [Read more...] about Climate change: Net-zero cannot be achieved by planting a few trees or keeping lights switched off a bit more
ANAIS Bordier knew she’d been adopted as a baby. What she didn’t know - until she discovered her on YouTube - was that she had a secret twin sister. Here she tells her incredible story... Standing outside the closed door, Anaïs’ heart was thumping. Just a few steps away was somebody who could complete her life. “It was like the biggest blind date,” the 33-year-old brand manager, who lives in London, remembers. “Except I wasn’t preparing to meet a guy. I was getting ready to see my twin sister after 25 years.” Anaïs had always known that she was adopted, born in South Korea to a single mum and brought to Paris when she was three months old. She says: “My parents were amazing, telling me they loved me and that I was meant to be their daughter. That helped me through the tricky moments, like when strangers would ask why I didn’t look like my mum. That’s a hard part of being adopted, you don’t have someone that physically looks like you.” Anaïs’ birth paperwork said … [Read more...] about I discovered I was an identical twin when I was tagged in a YouTube video – we grew up 4k miles apart but are SO alike