Hundreds of climate sceptics to mount international campaign to stop net-zero targets being made law

(The Independent, 7 Sep 2019) The signatories are part of a network pushing for environmental deregulation after Brexit – and some have links with Boris Johnson’s cabinet.

Hundreds of climate change deniers including academics, politicians and lobbyists are to launch a campaign to stop commitments to net zero carbon emissions being enshrined in law, The Independent can reveal.

A letter titled “There is no climate emergency” – which has been signed by 400 people who deem climate change to be a myth – is being sent to leaders of European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN) institutions in the coming weeks ahead of key environment talks.

The group will take further steps, which are to be outlined in press conferences in Oslo, Brussels, The Hague and Rome.

The climate deniers are connected to a transatlantic network of think tanks pushing for environmental deregulation after Brexit, which also have a history of climate science denial.

The letter, obtained by investigative non-profit news organisation DeSmog, shows the group has links with members of Boris Johnson’s Cabinet.

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The Independent, 7 Sep 2019: Hundreds of climate sceptics to mount international campaign to stop net-zero targets being made law