Shirley Kermer, chair of Friends of Clapham Common, said: "When people arrived on the Common first thing this morning, there was disbelief, dismay, there were tears and to see it trashed - there's no other word for it - it was trashed. … [Read more...] about Two illegal street parties in London closed down by police
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Sam Fankhauser, executive director of the Grantham Research Institute on climate change at the London School of Economics, who was not involved in the report, said: “Building efficiency ticks all the recovery boxes – shovel-ready, employment intensive, a high economic multiplier, and is absolutely key for zero carbon [as it is] a hard-to-treat sector, and has big social benefits, in the form of lower fuel bills.” … [Read more...] about World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert
The law was passed amid political turmoil over Brexit, followed by Boris Johnson’s landslide victory in last December’s general election. The subsequent redrawing of the political map was still in progress, and the reshuffled cabinet still bedding in, when the coronavirus pandemic struck early this year. These upheavals forced the postponement of Cop26 to next year, and have also, according to insiders, stalled new climate policy. … [Read more...] about UK’s net zero pledge: what has been achieved one year on?
Often it’s a question of finding the happy medium. “You might like waking up when it’s quiet, but in the evening you might want the vibrancy,” said Stephen Dance, professor of acoustics at London South Bank University and another of the project’s leaders. The value associated with these positive and negative effects of sound has never really been measured, he said – but this has been a chance. Dance said that lockdown seemed to have lowered urban noise by about five decibels, mostly because of absent traffic. That’s a 60% reduction – certainly enough to be aware of. … [Read more...] about Why lockdown silence was golden for science
Instead of a peaceful protest today to highlight racial injustices in law, education and employment, this campaign has been hijacked by the stentorian and aggressive Left. Intolerant of anything that fails to conform to their ascetic purview, these modern-day puritans are hell-bent on a Taliban-esque cultural cleansing. … [Read more...] about DAILY MAIL COMMENT: ‘A nation that forgets its past has no future’: Confronted by the Nazi threat, Churchill led this country through its darkest hour