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Richard Dixon: Governments shouldn't think the public are daft about what needs to be done

A new public attitude survey on climate change shows that the public aren’t as daft as governments sometimes like to think.
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Richard Dixon: Allowing Shell to drill Cambo oil field off Shetland is like opening 18 coal-fired power stations

This one oil field has the potential to produce oil and gas that would result in ten times Scotland's annual climate emissions.

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Dr Richard Dixon: Fossil fuels are set to make 2020 the warmest year on record as oil industry keeps expanding

The temperature records continue to tumble and the key tipping points for our planet's climate are racing towards us and it is our total failure to rapidly set the fossil fuel industry on a phase-out path that is to blame.

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Richard Dixon: Scotland can inspire world to tackle climate change ahead of UN summit in Glasgow

Scotland has some of the toughest targets to cut carbon emissions and can have an influence greater than its size when the United Nations summit is held in Glasgow next year.

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Dr. Richard Dixon: Fossil fuel industry's plans for carbon-capture-and-storage are an expensive distraction
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Dr. Richard Dixon: Fossil fuel industry's plans for carbon-capture-and-storage are an expensive distraction

Cognitive dissonance is very much in evidence in many countries' attitudes to climate change and fossil fuels.

Dr Richard Dixon: How world can still take climate action despite coronavirus
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Dr Richard Dixon: How world can still take climate action despite coronavirus

It clearly makes sense to move Cop26 to next year, but this must not be allowed to quietly slide into creating a two-year gap between climate talks, instead 2021 must be a year of concerted international action on the climate crisis.

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