Some of the Better Headlines

A shaft of sunlights hits a tarmac road in a dense forest. Photo by JOHN TOWNER on Unsplash

Negative news headlines have dominated over the last few weeks and the usual doses of “stubborn optimism” and “reasons to be cheerful” didn’t exactly hit the spot last week, so here’s an EcoCounts version:

  • The UK High Court has ruled (again) that the UK government’s climate strategy is not adequate and breaches the UK Climate Change Act. Action must be taken.
  • For the first time, the share of India’s energy generation from coal has dropped below 50%. This marks a significant and ongoing shift in the subcontinent’s energy landscape.
  • Climeworks, a Swiss company whose machines extract CO2 from thin air, turned on its latest CO2 extractor which goes by the name of Mammoth. By 2030, they will have added enough extra units to the facility to extract 36,000 tonnes per annum. It runs off geothermal energy in Iceland. The world would need 10,000 of these facilities to neutralise the effects of all the fossil fuels we burn annually.
  • The US state of Vermont looks set to pass the Climate Superfund Cost Resourcing Program into law. It will force fossil fuel companies to help pay for the damage caused in Vermont by the climate crisis, which could amount to billions of dollars.

By Adam Hardy

Zoologist at heart. Environmentalist by necessity. Stage hand, financial trader, secretary, card payments designer, software developer, fossil fuel big data warehouse consultant. Amateur psychologist. Now climate change salvage engineer.