Monday 23 February 2009
SCOTLAND'S top environmental watchdog, which urges citizens to fight global warming by reducing the amount of climate-changing gases they produce, has blown an embarrassing hole in its own attempts to curb emissions. The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) takes a leading role in trying to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from homes, businesses and transport, but it now admits that its own emissions rose by a total of almost 10%, or 200 tonnes, last year.
A global protest against UK plans to build new coal power plants is being launched by campaigners from more than 40 developing countries accusing the government of being a "climate criminal".
Greenland is losing enough water each year to cover Germany a metre deep. “We’re in the midst of a climate catastrophe and glaciers are the epicentre of that problem.”