Russian state-backed energy companies cut liquefied natural gas exports last week, leaving Europe in search of energy sources. Germany, Austria and the Netherlands recently announced moves to increase energy production coal-fired facilities in order to meet demand.
World government leaders, executives, celebrities and billionaires likely emitted thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide traveling to Davos this week where they warned of an impending “climate crisis.”
The European Union released a proposal that would define liquified natural gas (LNG) and nuclear energy as “green” energy, opening both up for greater investment across the region.
Denmark lifted all domestic COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, becoming the first member of the European Union to do so, BBC News reported.
“I understand that this divides Quebecers and right now we have to build bridges,” Premier François Legault told reporters at a Tuesday press conference, according to CBC News. “My role is to try to bring Quebecers together to stay united as a people.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Sunday to mock Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for downplaying the convoy of truckers currently protesting Canada’s vaccine mandates and COVID-19 restrictions as a “fringe minority.”
England is ending mandatory masking and its vaccine passport system on Jan. 27, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Wednesday.
Hayley Hodgson, a 26-year-old Australian woman, recounted her two-week confinement in a COVID-19 quarantine camp in an interview with UnHerd published Thursday.
Denmark announced Friday that all COVID-19 restrictions — in place for 548 days — have been lifted, the Associated Press reported.
“Australia was a penal colony, and it kind of feels like that now,” Genevieve Neve, an actor in Australia, told CNN. “We feel like prisoners in this country.”
Sweden, arguably one of the most politically and socially liberal countries in the world, has nonetheless taken a giant step toward protecting gender dysphoric minors and their mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Sweden hasn’t employed many of the coronavirus restrictions seen in around the world, but the Nordic country has less deaths than some major European countries when scaled for population.