2016 locked into being hottest year on record, Nasa says. Data shows September was the warmest in modern temperature monitoring following months of record-breaking anomalies this year.
May avoids cabinet split over Heathrow as airport vote put on hold. PM tells cabinet colleagues they can continue voicing public opposition to favoured expansion until vote next winter. Her partial suspension of collective responsibility strongly suggests the favoured proposal will be a third runway at Heathrow, as it would allow Johnson and Justine Greening, the education secretary, to express disapproval without resigning. A Heathrow spokeswoman said the process was what the airport had expected, with a parliamentary vote necessary on a national policy statement. She said: “This is the expected and appropriate political process; there is no delay. Government announces its preferred option, consults on that position and publishes a national policy statement, which parliament then approves. Heathrow then applies for planning permission with support of government policy.” She added: “Heathrow expansion has the support of the majority of MPs. In recent polling, 71% of Conservative MPs and 73% of Labour MPs back a new runway at Heathrow.”
Right, the climate is warming up, aircraft are a major contributor to global warming/climate disaster and people still seriously want to expand air travel! Are they mad?