Join the COP26 campaign and hold the government to account

By 38 Degrees

Climate change can feel overwhelming – especially when we see headlines about another heat wave or experience extreme weather events ourselves. And sometimes it can feel like too big an issue us to tackle. But there is hope. It’s not too late to prevent its worst effects. And we can make a difference, both locally and nationally – especially in advance of the crucial COP26 climate summit in November, which the UK is hosting.

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Warning on blue hydrogen

Barry White

This week, UK ministers published their hydrogen strategy https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-launches-plan-for-a-world-leading-hydrogen-economy , which includes a consultation on subsidy plans for producers to help cut fossil fuel use. The government said around £900m of funding will be available to support hydrogen projects in Britain, which they say could create more than 9,000 jobs by 2030 and could account for up to 35 per cent of Britain’s energy consumption by the middle of the century. Nearly all of the hydrogen produced in Britain so far is based on fossil fuel energy.

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Talking with Friends of the Dales about climate breakdown

Richard Boothman

ACE is dedicated to making sure our corner of the Yorkshire Dales is able to avoid some of the worst excesses of climate breakdown.  With this in mind, we were pleased when Richard Boothman, a member of our steering group was invited to talk to the policy committee of Friends of the Dales https://www.friendsofthedales.org.uk/ about climate breakdown.

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Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying, says report

Barry White

As hundreds flee their homes from devastating fires in Greece, Turkey, Siberia and northern California, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  hard hitting report on the science of climate change makes it absolutely clear that the climate emergency is not a problem of the future, it’s here and now and affecting every region in the world.

Published on 9 August, the report Climate Change 2021 The Physical Science Basis sets out the strongest statement yet from the UN group on the science of climate change and warns that sea level rises and other climate changes are irreversible.

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