The Attenborough effect: Searches for plastic recycling rocket after Blue Planet II | Resource Magazine
It's the power of the newly-green Daily Mail:
Nine in ten rivers in England fail pollution levels | Daily Mail Online
Environment department has just TWO electric cars | Daily Mail Online
'You're f***ing up the environment: EPA chief Pruitt had to fly first class after insults | Daily Mail Online
Climate change to make intense floods more frequent,... | Daily Mail Online
It's a blatant attempt to woo the youth vote:
Inside the Tory effort to win back the young: 'We’re not even allowed to use the word cool now' | The Independent
That's what today's Costing the Earth on Radio 4 considered:
Everything's Gone Green!
Costing the Earth
Tuesday 20th February 2018
In the last General Election environmental issues barely merited a mention. Nine months on and the Prime Minister is making keynote speeches on recycling and Michael Gove is issuing a flurry of policy initiatives to get the green-minded voter on-side.
Tom Heap sets out to discover why this remarkable transformation has taken place. Is it the Attenborough Effect, the power of the newly-green Daily Mail or a blatant attempt to woo the youth vote? Perhaps senior politicians have actually come to accept the gravity of Earth's predicament.
BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth, Everything's Gone Green!
There definitely seemed to be a greening of the new Environment Secretary:
Futures Forum: The new Environment Secretary is "determined to protect our precious environment, support our thriving fishing industry and help our globally renowned food and farming industries grow more, sell more and export more great British food and drink."
But not everyone's convinced:
Futures Forum: The UK government "should bring in an environment act immediately"