The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s oily politics: not-so-slick green policies | Editorial

How can Britain persuade other countries to ditch fossil fuels when it won’t do so itself?Boris Johnson’s apparent willingness to sign off a new oilfield, Cambo, in the North Sea makes a mockery of his claim to global climate leadership. The first phase of Cambo would produce up to 170m barrels of crude. That is the equivalent, say Friends of the Earth, of the annual emissions of 18 coal-fired power plants. This sends dark clouds scuttling over the UK’s presidency of Cop26, held in Glasgow in November this year. For the UN climate summit to be a success, Mr Johnson’s… Source – Full Article

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