Europe in brief: Nord Stream leaks, EU warns, Moscow denies suspicions

Europe in brief: Nord Stream leaks, EU warns, Moscow denies suspicions

EU warns concerning the Nord Stream leaks, Moscow denies suspicions. – Belgium and 14 other EU countries push for a proposal for a general gas price cap. What else was important this week: More than 77 percent of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) citizens want membership in the EU.

Interviewee makes false claims about warming, CO2, climate models

Interviewee makes false claims about warming, CO2, climate models

A British television interview viewed tens of thousands of times on social media features a man claiming that global warming is natural, CO2 has no provable effect on the climate, the greenhouse effect is negligible, and computer models used to measure climate change are skewed. But the speaker is not a climate specialist, experts say the claims are false, and world scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are heating the planet by burning fossil fuels.

Europe in brief: Energy crisis still a huge challenge for European countries, von der Leyen stated that Europe will continue to stand by Ukraine’s side in the long term

Europe in brief: Energy crisis still a huge challenge for European countries, von der Leyen stated that Europe will continue to stand by Ukraine’s side in the long term

On the occasion of the Europe-wide Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen highlighted: Europe will continue to stand by Ukraine’s side in the long term. Apart from that, half of Europe is affected by drought.

Misleading claims about weather, electric vehicles spread online

Misleading claims about weather, electric vehicles spread online

Social media posts claim electric vehicle (EV) batteries would “completely die” in cold or hot weather. This is misleading; while extreme temperatures do negatively affect the performance of electric cars, they still run properly — and tests show battery life does last for hours.

Posts misleadingly claim human-caused CO2 emissions are too small to warm planet

Posts misleadingly claim human-caused CO2 emissions are too small to warm planet

A graphic shared over a thousand times on Facebook claims the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) released by humans into Earth’s atmosphere is too small to cause climate change. This is misleading: the claim miscalculates the human input and scientists agree that CO2 has a big impact on the planet’s temperature. The level of CO2 in the atmosphere has grown sharply due to humans burning fossil fuels and is driving global heating.