Environment

Is your pet killing the planet?

9 September 2023 9:00 am

Having a pet is worse for the planet than flying

Net Zero is condemning more Brits to energy poverty

28 August 2023 7:58 pm

Here’s another great idea from the net zero establishment: only heat your home when it is warm and sunny outdoors.…

Who fact checks the fact-checkers?

19 August 2023 9:00 am

Last week, a retired physics professor called Nick Cowern said it was time to get tough with ‘climate denialists’. ‘In…

Keep calm and carry on having kids: the UN’s climate chief on eco-anxiety

19 August 2023 9:00 am

he new head of the IPCC on the need to move beyond eco alarmism

Barometer

15 July 2023 9:00 am

Mx Universe A transgender woman was named ‘Miss Netherlands’, and will now compete in the Miss Universe contest. British TV…

Britain’s rivers are filthy

20 May 2023 5:00 pm

The name Chris Whitty will forever be associated in people’s minds with Covid-19. But in a recent cri de coeur…

Europe is turning against net zero

20 May 2023 9:00 am

Europe’s net-zero backlash

Carmageddon: the electric vehicle boondoggle

13 May 2023 9:00 am

A couple of years ago I thought seriously about buying an electric car. Not a hybrid, but the full monty.…

Why I admire Saudi Arabia’s monstrous new city

8 October 2022 9:00 am

Sam Kriss on Saudi Arabia’s $1 trillion eco-city

A tribute to my friend James Lovelock

30 July 2022 3:00 pm

The scientist James Lovelock died this week at the age of 103. He was best known for his Gaia theory,…

What the new GCSE in global warming should teach

14 May 2022 9:00 am

The new GCSE in global warming

How I finally learned to love my eco-home

23 April 2022 9:00 am

How I finally learned to love my eco-home

The cynical brilliance of Boris Johnson's green conversion

12 November 2021 12:18 am

Does Boris Johnson really believe, as he told COP26 a few days ago, we’re at ‘one minute to midnight’ on…

Where is the climate plan B?

4 November 2021 1:36 am

The COP26 summit is unlikely to be an outright flop. There has been no shortage of drama, with speakersseeming to…

Why paying more dividends could save the planet

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Climate emergency demands action, not rhetoric. So, on the eve of COP26, which UK news item promises to deliver the…

Cop out: Boris’s battle to save the climate summit

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Will COP26 actually achieve anything?

What’s more expensive – petrol or fizzy drinks?

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Filming fatalities The actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot a cinematographer on set when mistakenly given a gun loaded with real…

What’s really behind the net-zero zealotry of big businesses?

30 October 2021 9:00 am

What’s really behind the net-zero zealotry of big businesses?

The cold hard truth about heat pumps

30 October 2021 9:00 am

When I went to Poland not long before Covid, I found a country more bitterly divided by a culture war…

Join: The Spectator's online COP26 summit

26 October 2021 3:15 am

The two-week COP26 climate change summit starts this weekend, with 100,000 expected on a protest march in Glasgow. And tomorrow, we…

The government’s net zero strategy doesn’t add up

23 October 2021 9:00 am

The commitment to reach ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050 is the most expensive government proposal in modern history. Yet it…

Letters: How to feed the world

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Doom and gloom Sir: The depressing article by Tom Woodman (‘You must be kidding’, 16 October) confirms my growing fears…

How the Tories have fuelled Britain’s energy crisis

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Britain is caught in an energy crisis of the government’s own making. It is true that gas prices have spiked…

Meet Extinction Rebellion's latest offshoot

14 September 2021 8:26 am

What have environmentalists got against commuters? Not for the first time a group of bedraggled climate nuts have taken their…

Is the world we value falling apart?

4 September 2021 9:00 am

From time to time, people get worried and ask one another: ‘Is the world falling apart?’ I imagine this is…