Climate Apocalypse Alarmist
- Sep 20, 2018
- SL Rez
BORIS Johnson seems to have no coherent plan on climate change. More worryingly, he has very few arrangements in place for the critically important…
Never gonna happen, but they plan to enforce the implementation of controls that prevent overtaking vehicles in no overtaking zones by 2023 (in short you won't be able to swerve out of the way and will have to hit people suddenly braking on your lane).Accessibility Links Skip to content VIDEO Petrol and diesel car ban could be brought forward to 2032 new Graeme Paton, Transport Correspondent Wednesday February 12 2020, 12.00pm, The Times Sales of n...www.evernote.com
What's never going to happen? The UK, along with France and several other countries, has already set 2040 as the deadline, and motor manufacturers, local authorities and so on are preparing for that.never gonna happen, but they plan to force the implementation of controls that prevent overtaking vehicles in no overtaking zones by 2023 (in short you won't be able to swerve out of the way and will have to hit people suddenly braking on your lane)
I would place a bet that they will produce some "reasons" for deadline extensions way up until no one can afford petrol anways anymore...Do you mean that they'll need the extra 5 years (which is quite possible) or that the ban will, in your opinion, never come into force?
We'll see, I guess. My local Member of Parliament (Labour) is a former executive with (I think) Peugeot, and has a keen interest in the car industry, transport and green issues.I would place a bet that they will produce some "reasons" for deadline extensions way up until no one can afford petrol anways anymore...
See Germans exiting nuclear and coal based power generation on lessons on how "finding reasons" works. We could be rid of both by now, but we are not - because of "reasons".
As part of the strategy, Rose announced that RBS will also stop lending and offering underwriting services to major oil and gas producers that do not have credible transition plans in line with Paris climate agreement targets, which aim to limit global heating to below 2C.
The group is threatening similar moves against companies with more than 15% of their activities related to coal unless they have similar plans prepared. RBS also pledged to fully phase out coal financing by 2030 and is aiming to “at least halve” the climate impact of its lending activity by the end of the decade.
The value of loans to oil, gas and coal companies is relatively small compared to its peers, worth about £6bn. At its rival Barclays, lending and underwriting to carbon-intensive companies and projects totalled $85bn (£64bn) between 2015 and 2018, according to a study commissioned by campaign groups including Rainforest Action Network.
However, Rose said it was a step in the right direction: “On our balance sheet, only 1% of our lending is to the oil and gas sector, and in coal it’s marginal, down at 0.3%. But, for me, the key message here is we’re all going to need to work together; no one organisation is going to solve the climate challenge on their own and we’re very keen to work with business, with regulators, with industry to help make the plans to transition over the next 10 years.”
Earth’s tidewater glaciers – the massive rivers of ice that end in the ocean – may be melting underwater much faster than previously thought.