Scientists had expected fall in levels of HFC-23 after India and China said they had halted emissions
Efforts to reduce levels of one potent greenhouse gas appear to be failing, according to a study.
Scientists had expected to find a dramatic reduction in levels of the hydrofluorocarbon HFC-23 in the atmosphere after India and China, two of the main sources, reported in 2017 that they had almost completely eliminated emissions.
The Los Angeles Charger is focused on his game during the season. Beyond that, he dreams of a Bernie Sanders presidency
Even in an era of anthem protests and White House boycotts, there is something about Justin Jackson that feels like a new mold for the politically energized athlete.
Jackson, a running back for the Los Angeles Chargers, has spent the first two years of his NFL career operating in a reserve role in one of the deepest backfields in the league. But in the most left-wing corners of Twitter, Jackson has become an overnight star, trucking over centrist Democrats and neoliberals with a zeal usually accompanied by a rose emoji.
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen
The UK will leave the EU at the end of next week and this morning Sajid Javid, the chancellor, is attending his last Ecofin, the regular meeting for EU finance ministers, as a member. In a clip for broadcasters on his way, he was asked about the row generated by his interview with the Financial Times (paywall) at the weekend in which he insisted that that the UK would not stay aligned to EU rules after Brexit. He made two main points.
We have been very clear now for many months, and of course in our recent election as well, as we leave the EU we will not be in the single market, we will not be in the customs union, and we will not be rule takers.
At the same time, of course, we want a deep, comprehensive free trade agreement, and that’s what we are working on.
No, not at all. We look forward with confidence as we strike that new free trade agreement with our European friends, as we strike new free trade agreements across the world, it will be a very important time for British business. And I can see a British economy that continues to go from strength to strength.
.@skynewsmichelle asks @sajidjavid if he is prepared to sacrifice some UK manufacturers over #brexit: “Not at all…I can see a British economy which continues to go from strength to strength”, he replies pic.twitter.com/3VScFAQqHj
Family to be reunited for first time since couple announced they would drop royal titles
Prince Harry has arrived in Canada where he and his wife, Meghan, plan to start their new life outside of the royal family.
Photographs showed the Duke of Sussex stepping off a WestJet plane at Vancouver international airport, flanked by security guards, and getting straight into a waiting car on the tarmac.
Former public security chief is latest party figure caught up in Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign
The former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for bribery in a case that shook the international police organisation.
Meng – a former vice-minister of public security – is among a growing group of Communist party cadres caught in President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign, which critics say has also served as a way to remove the leader’s political enemies.
After defending the policing tactic, the former mayor has apologized. But black voters in the Democratic presidential race may not forgive him.
Family of 15-year-old Nora Anne Quoirin have asked authorities to conduct inquest
The parents of an Irish girl who was found dead after going missing from a Malaysian nature resort last year have sued the resort owner for alleged negligence and asked the authorities in Kuala Lumpur to conduct an inquest.
Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, who had learning difficulties, disappeared in early August from a rainforest resort in Seremban, about 44 miles (70km) south of the Malaysian capital, a day after her family arrived on holiday.
The opinion piece by Zephyr Teachout accused Joe Biden of having “a big corruption problem.”
Rolling coverage of the first day of the World Economic Forum, including Donald Trump’s special address and Greta Thunberg’s panel session
The panel begins with a short film about the new wave of young climate activists around the globe — it’s pretty inspiring, and gets a round of applause from the assembled audience.
Greta Thunberg then speaks about the remarkable 18 months since she started her climate strike.
People are more aware now. It feels like the climate and environment is a hot topic now, thanks to young people pushing.
Without treating this as a real crisis we cannot solve it.
Greta’s panel is the youngest ever convened at the World Economic Forum, if you exclude moderator Edward Felsenthal of Time Magazine (Felsenthal jokes).
The Citizens United v FEC ruling 10 years ago changed campaign financing dramatically – and is a key reason why 2020 will see big political spending
The 2020 US elections are quickly shaping up to be a campaign cycle where political spending will reach staggering new heights.