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Sir David King predicts a century of “resource wars”…but could a global green new deal save the day?

A green new deal calls for heavy investment in renewable energy technologies

Talking in London last week, Sir David King, the UK’s former chief scientific advisor warned of “resource wars” as climate change fuels a scramble for commodities, in particular scarce resources. Describing the Iraq war was only the first of this century’s “resource wars”, in which powerful countries use force to secure valuable commodities, King predicts that …

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Heathrow’s expansion will go ahead but what happened to climate change targets?

(Source: John Stillwell/PA Wire www.telegraph.co.uk)

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow got the go-ahead from the transport secretary, Geoff Hoon today, despite the barrage of opposition on environmental grounds from environmentalists, scientists, MPs, celebrities and local residents. At full capacity, an expanded Heathrow (expected by 2020) would become the biggest single source of C02 emissions in the country; emitting …

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