Phoebe Cooke

About

Phoebe is Senior Reporter at DeSmog, where she joined researching corporate interest in forest carbon offsets in March 2020. She previously trained as a news reporter across local titles in Essex and East London, before going freelance in 2017. Her work has since appeared in The Independent, The Evening Standard, The Sun Online, Deutsche Welle, The Local and Prospect Magazine. She holds a degree in German from Oxford University and a senior diploma in newspaper journalism. She is currently completing a part-time Master’s in Global Environmental Policy and Politics at Birkbeck, University of London.

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Campaigners say the research shows Total and other oil and gas majors have "stolen the precious time of a generation to stem the climate crisis”.

Campaigners say the research shows Total and other oil and gas majors have "stolen the precious time of a generation to stem the climate crisis”.
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Campaigners described the newly announced sponsorship deal as "greenwash, plain and simple".

Campaigners described the newly announced sponsorship deal as "greenwash, plain and simple".
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Responding to the analysis, Phil MacDonald, chief operating officer of Ember, said this was “exactly the kind of research that the UK government should be doing before it makes a decision on funding BECCS”. 

Responding to the analysis, Phil MacDonald, chief operating officer of Ember, said this was “exactly the kind of research that the UK government should be doing before it makes a decision on funding BECCS”. 
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Academics have claimed the study "ignores" the risk of zoonotic disease from bushmeat hunting and seeks to "commodify" traditional hunting through tying it to carbon credit markets. 

Academics have claimed the study "ignores" the risk of zoonotic disease from bushmeat hunting and seeks to "commodify" traditional hunting through tying it to carbon credit markets. 
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Campaigners warn that the lack of events on the primary driver of climate change risks focus on the urgent need to keep oil, gas and coal in the ground being lost.

Campaigners warn that the lack of events on the primary driver of climate change risks focus on the urgent need to keep oil, gas and coal in the ground being lost.
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Academics called for the government to “move rapidly” to deliver low carbon heating solutions, in response to the research.

Academics called for the government to “move rapidly” to deliver low carbon heating solutions, in response to the research.
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The Global Warming Policy Foundation has appointed a University College Dublin professor to its academic advisory council.

The Global Warming Policy Foundation has appointed a University College Dublin professor to its academic advisory council.
Analysis
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The government still contains four ministers who criticised “government-subsidised green technology” back in 2012, but one of them seems to have changed his mind about state intervention since then, and there are some new environmentally-friendly faces around too.

The government still contains four ministers who criticised “government-subsidised green technology” back in 2012, but one of them seems to have changed his mind about state intervention since then, and there are some new environmentally-friendly faces around too.
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Geoffrey Supran, a climate researcher at Harvard University, said the UK government had its priorities “completely backwards” if the meetings could be seen as a proxy for where ministers were focusing attention.

Geoffrey Supran, a climate researcher at Harvard University, said the UK government had its priorities “completely backwards” if the meetings could be seen as a proxy for where ministers were focusing attention.
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Campaigners are urging ministers to "keep the coal in the ground" as an inquiry into the Whitehaven mine begins.

Campaigners are urging ministers to "keep the coal in the ground" as an inquiry into the Whitehaven mine begins.
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Campaigners say the research shows Total and other oil and gas majors have "stolen the precious time of a generation to stem the climate crisis”.

Campaigners say the research shows Total and other oil and gas majors have "stolen the precious time of a generation to stem the climate crisis”.
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Campaigners described the newly announced sponsorship deal as "greenwash, plain and simple".

Campaigners described the newly announced sponsorship deal as "greenwash, plain and simple".
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Responding to the analysis, Phil MacDonald, chief operating officer of Ember, said this was “exactly the kind of research that the UK government should be doing before it makes a decision on funding BECCS”. 

Responding to the analysis, Phil MacDonald, chief operating officer of Ember, said this was “exactly the kind of research that the UK government should be doing before it makes a decision on funding BECCS”. 
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Academics have claimed the study "ignores" the risk of zoonotic disease from bushmeat hunting and seeks to "commodify" traditional hunting through tying it to carbon credit markets. 

Academics have claimed the study "ignores" the risk of zoonotic disease from bushmeat hunting and seeks to "commodify" traditional hunting through tying it to carbon credit markets. 
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Campaigners warn that the lack of events on the primary driver of climate change risks focus on the urgent need to keep oil, gas and coal in the ground being lost.

Campaigners warn that the lack of events on the primary driver of climate change risks focus on the urgent need to keep oil, gas and coal in the ground being lost.
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Academics called for the government to “move rapidly” to deliver low carbon heating solutions, in response to the research.

Academics called for the government to “move rapidly” to deliver low carbon heating solutions, in response to the research.
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The Global Warming Policy Foundation has appointed a University College Dublin professor to its academic advisory council.

The Global Warming Policy Foundation has appointed a University College Dublin professor to its academic advisory council.
Analysis
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The government still contains four ministers who criticised “government-subsidised green technology” back in 2012, but one of them seems to have changed his mind about state intervention since then, and there are some new environmentally-friendly faces around too.

The government still contains four ministers who criticised “government-subsidised green technology” back in 2012, but one of them seems to have changed his mind about state intervention since then, and there are some new environmentally-friendly faces around too.
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Geoffrey Supran, a climate researcher at Harvard University, said the UK government had its priorities “completely backwards” if the meetings could be seen as a proxy for where ministers were focusing attention.

Geoffrey Supran, a climate researcher at Harvard University, said the UK government had its priorities “completely backwards” if the meetings could be seen as a proxy for where ministers were focusing attention.
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Campaigners are urging ministers to "keep the coal in the ground" as an inquiry into the Whitehaven mine begins.

Campaigners are urging ministers to "keep the coal in the ground" as an inquiry into the Whitehaven mine begins.