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Brexit Looms over Europe’s Climate Commitments
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  • Andrew Allison

    Perhaps we should consider how well the EU is doing in meeting the old emission targets (http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/03/14/german-co2-emissions-rise-10-million-tonnes-in-2015/) before getting too excited about the new ones.

  • Kevin

    UK electoral politcs may swing sharply against climate change imposed austerity.

    The industrial midlands and north of England just revolted against Labour’s London gentry liberals. This is the foundation of Labour’s electoral constituency. A nationalist pro-producer UKIP threatens to gut Labour’s electoral chances if they can garner a significant share of working class vote in the north.

    Cameron was all about competing against Labour for upper middle class voters in London on cultural issues. The Tories seemed to be moving against Osborne’s austerity too.

    • f1b0nacc1

      Spot on.

      Labour has some serious problems coming, what with the Scots going their own way, and the Midlands beginning to wake up to the fact that the gentry liberals in the South East don’t like them and never did. Take a look at the Corbyn vs PLP fight and you can see that this isn’t going to be a fun time for Labour, and definitely not for the climate change nonsense…

  • MyRightPenguin

    Mitigate climate change? Prove the extent of anthropogenic climate change first, and also acknowledge that fracking makes a lot of this redundant, as solar/wind are failing, and in Europe emissions actually went up last year.

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