2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #19

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, May 5 through Sat, May 11, 2019

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Proposal to spend 25% of EU budget on climate change

Student Protest 
Schoolchildren have been protesting climate change inaction in recent months across Europe REUTERS

Eight European countries have called for an ambitious strategy to tackle climate change – and to spend a quarter of the entire EU budget on fighting it.

The joint statement says the EU should have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 "at the latest".

It was signed by France, Belgium, Denmark, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.

The group says their plan can "go hand in hand with prosperity" and "set an example for other countries to follow."

The position paper comes ahead of a major summit of European leaders in the Romanian city of Sibiu, beginning on Thursday, which will discuss the future of Europe and the EU's strategy for the next five years.

But not everyone is on board - there are 28 countries in the EU, and several of those absent from the joint position statement are significant players - including Germany.

Proposal to spend 25% of EU budget on climate change, BBC News, May 8, 2019 

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Posted by John Hartz on Saturday, 11 May, 2019

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