Hard questions are finally starting to be asked about what will be the real cost of net zero carbon by 2050. President Biden infuriates his environmentalist base by asking Opec for more oil. And there are new developments on both the Covid originsquestion, and on the fights over Ivermectin.
America is back into the thick of Covid rows as President Biden’s political honeymoon is well and truly over. The zero-covid countries are fighting a possibly losing battle to keep the Delta variant at bay. And extreme weather events hit southern Europe, leading to yet more instances of multiple wildfires.
In the UK, the pingdemic is bringing the country to its knees in ways that Covid-19 never managed. China is taking a battering from both world opinion and the weather. And the scale of technological capability in spying on people has been dramatically exposed by Pegasus.
Dramatic evidence of medical fraud seems to undermine the case for Ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment. The EU launches its massive Green Deal plan and braces itself for what it expects to be a massive backlash. And Britons are being forced into quarantine by an out of control app while being told to eat algae.
In the UK, the promised freedom day is on the horizon and yet nobody’s happy. An attribution study shows just how extraordinary was the recent heatwave in the US and Canada. And a leaked draft of the IPCC 2022 report has many convinced it’s the end of the world.
The UK health secretary is brought down, but the country is increasingly chafing against intrusive rules that have just become dumb. Northwestern America has been hit by a truly intense heatwave feeding into the debate around Joe Biden’s huge spending climate bills. And former President Trump’s new social media platform is launched – for real this time. But will he even join it himself?
Joe Biden’s losses on climate change and voting rights show just how weak the administration’s position currently is. Rumours swirl of a top-level Chinese defector with news of the truth about the origin of Covid-19. And early sequences of the virus are discovered after they were attempted to be deleted by Chinese researchers.
Joe Biden goes out to tell the world and Vladimir Putin particularly that he’s not Donald Trump. The UK pushes back the opening from lockdown by a month creating significant backlash. And the world tests out my theory that green politicians can’t sell radical policies to the electorate.
The US delivers a formal rebuke to the UK normally reserved for enemies not allies, falling vaccination rates mean the US is unlikely to meet its target for independence day. And is the UK betraying the poor by cutting back on its foreign aid?