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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Public concern about man-made climate change has been fuelled by people’s unwarranted confidence in the outputs of climate computer models,... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
“The year 2014 – after shattering temperatures records that had stood for hundreds of years across virtually all of Europe, and roasting... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Evans, London SW20
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg’s announcement of a £214m “major cash boost for cycling” is a mere 1.4% of the £15bn... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Transport for London’s plans for segregated cycle superhighways across central London have divided  opinion, being loved by cyclists but... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John Whitelegg
The Climate Change Act requires “at least” an 80% reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions by 2050 on a 1990 base. The transport sector is... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE UNCERTAIN future for the owners of diesel-fuelled vehicles, highlighted by Daily Telegraph environment correspondent Geoffrey Lean (LTT 8 Aug),... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
  One casualty of last week’s reshuffle was the environment minister Owen Paterson, who during his short time in office because something... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A gap is beginning to emerge between actual carbon dioxide emissions from UK transport and the volumes the Committee on Climate Change says are... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Liberal Democrats may be preparing to drop their opposition to a new runway at Gatwick Airport. The London Evening Standard reports that the... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Fear about man-made climate change doesn’t feature quite so prominently in the transport policy debate today as it did five or ten years ago... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Travel behaviour change policies, integrated transport and land use planning, and high-speed rail could all help cut global carbon dioxide emissions... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Children are being “brainwashed” about climate change at school and some are being turned into ‘little political activists’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should consider operating trains over High Speed 2 initially at reduced speeds so as to limit carbon dioxide emissions, say a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Labour leader Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg have drawn a direct link between the recent storms and man-made carbon dioxide... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
The Prime Minister has ordered a review into the resilience of the country’s transport networks to extreme weather following the disruption... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Alliance of British Drivers, Tamworth, Staffs B77
The response of Malcolm Bulpitt (LTT 07 Feb) to my letter of 24 Jan leaves me wondering if he read it properly or understood it.  There’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission has proposed a binding target to cut EU greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, relative to 1990 levels. The Commission says... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
EnvironmentalIists are calling for new techniques to re-engage the public in climate change discussions. Oxford-based charity the Climate Outreach... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Government grants to encourage the take-up of electric cars may be necessary until at least to 2030 to ensure the UK meets its Climate Change Act... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
In this column last issue we speculated that a costly pledge to extend high-speed rail to Scotland may be the UK Government’s crafty way to... continue
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