David Woodard

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Climate change is the biggest issue facing our planet

by David Woodard on 3 March, 2019

Extreme weather hit every populated continent in 2018, killing, injuring and displacing millions. That is why young people across the UK and the world, including over 2,000 students in Layla Moran’s Oxford constituency, went on strike over climate change two weeks ago. That is why Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran secured a debate on climate […]

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Sir Vince Cable MP and Baroness Featherstone in a letter have said “WE are at a pivotal moment in the fight against climate change. Just two years ago, world leaders from across the globe gathered in Paris and committed to an ambitious plan to tackle global warming. Yet now we face the withdrawal of the […]

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Coal mining in Britain

by David Woodard on 18 December, 2015

Coal is a carbon fuel which when burnt pollutes the air we breathe. It created the ‘smogs’ I experienced in London as a schoolboy. We are now much more aware of the health risks associated with the use of carbon fuels and international commitments are needed to deal with what is a worldwide issue. Today […]

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Britain’s ‘wind power’ strategy questioned

by David Woodard on 27 October, 2014

A new report by the Adam Smith Institute and Scientific Alliance suggests that the UK’s energy infrastructure can never be reliant on wind farms in any significant way. Specifically, the study found that wind farms generate below 20% of their supposed output for more than six months of the year and below 10% for two […]

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