Climate Macho

“Mexico would will join a pledge made earlier this year by Obama and Trudeau to reduce methane emissions by 40% to 45% by 2015.” (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/28/us-canada-and-mexico-pledge-50-of-power-from-clean-energy-by-2025)

Not ducking the Paris Agreement, but a retrospective goal would will might be more challenging.

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Telephant

“It seems there are too many elephants in Swaziland. According to the website of one of the [US] zoos that will benefit from the deal, ‘the large elephant population is negatively affecting the land and natural resources inside the parks, changing dense forests into barren landscapes’. By taking the elephants, the zoos will be saving their lives, since otherwise they would have to be culled.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2015/nov/02/keep-elephants-in-the-wild-where-they-belong)

What a shame there are no nearer countries, say in Africa, that are short of elephants.

Try some suggestions of how you can help elephants.

Lancagoon

“Fracking in America generated 280bn US gallons of toxic waste water last year – enough to flood all of Washington DC beneath a 22ft deep toxic lagoon.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/04/fracking-us-toxic-waste-water-washington)

Let’s not do that to Lancashire; it’s not the Black Pool we want.