Newsbytes: Brexit Victory Boosts Climate Sceptics

Watts Up With That?

Britain has just had its Rosa Parks moment.

1) Brexit Victory Boosts Climate Sceptics

Toronto Sun, 27 June 2016
Lorrie Goldstein
The UK may take a more skeptical approach to addressing man-made climate change in future due to the victory of the “leave” forces in last week’s Brexit referendum to quit the European Union.
Prominent leaders of the “leave” campaign — including Conservative MP and former London mayor Boris Johnson, now being touted as a potential prime minister — are viewed as climate skeptics, at least compared to their counterparts on the losing “remain” side, headed by British PM David Cameron.

Cameron has announced he will resign in the wake of his referendum defeat, setting off a race for leader of the Conservative party, who would also become PM.
While Johnson has never denied man-made climate change and described last year’s United Nations’ Paris climate treaty as “fantastic,” he also…

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