Michaela Herrmann

About

Michaela is Database Researcher at DeSmog. She joined DeSmog in June 2021, having previously worked as a freelance researcher and as a podcast producer for the US Centre at the London School of Economics.

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The country has sent the second largest number of fossil fuel-linked delegates -- who campaigners accused of being “complicit in Russia’s war crimes” -- to this year's climate talks.

The country has sent the second largest number of fossil fuel-linked delegates -- who campaigners accused of being “complicit in Russia’s war crimes” -- to this year's climate talks.
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Internal documents reveal the integral role of the livestock industry in establishing and funding the CLEAR Center at University of California Davis.

Internal documents reveal the integral role of the livestock industry in establishing and funding the CLEAR Center at University of California Davis.
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Lord Vinson is one of the few known donors to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, which advocates for fracking via its campaign arm Net Zero Watch.

Lord Vinson is one of the few known donors to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, which advocates for fracking via its campaign arm Net Zero Watch.
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Major verifier of existing projects says ‘few, if any, credits would pass’ under proposed new rules.

Major verifier of existing projects says ‘few, if any, credits would pass’ under proposed new rules.
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Steve Baker, who ran Suella Braverman’s failed Conservative leadership campaign and now supports Liz Truss, had the £2,000 ticket covered by Brexit Party donor Christopher Harborne.

Steve Baker, who ran Suella Braverman’s failed Conservative leadership campaign and now supports Liz Truss, had the £2,000 ticket covered by Brexit Party donor Christopher Harborne.
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MPs are whittling down the list of candidates for the next PM – but few are green champions.

MPs are whittling down the list of candidates for the next PM – but few are green champions.
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Campaigners say the company’s net zero pledge amounts to greenwashing in light of its spiralling emissions.

Campaigners say the company’s net zero pledge amounts to greenwashing in light of its spiralling emissions.
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The ties between anti-green politicians, climate denial groups and the backers of “hard” Brexit are extensive.

The ties between anti-green politicians, climate denial groups and the backers of “hard” Brexit are extensive.
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Over a dozen members of the House of Lords have ties to oil and gas companies active in Russia, DeSmog can reveal.

Over a dozen members of the House of Lords have ties to oil and gas companies active in Russia, DeSmog can reveal.
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What does the coming year have in store when it comes to UK climate policy? We run through some of the key things to watch out for.

What does the coming year have in store when it comes to UK climate policy? We run through some of the key things to watch out for.