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The environmental implications of Christmas

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

Both a left-wing and a conservative commentator find Western consumption patterns unsustainable. They also find broadly hyped market-friendly suggestions unlikely to stop global warming. READ MORE

Environmentalism as a tool of political mobilization 

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Commentators across the political spectrum ponder whether and if so how green ideas are redrawing the political landscape. READ MORE

EU agrees on 2050 carbon neutral aim

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

A pro-government columnist thinks that Central Europe and Hungary may get less EU funding as a result of the EU’s 2050 carbon neutrality agreement. A liberal commentator is less pessimistic. READ MORE

Right-wing writer calls for green nationalism

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

A conservative pundit points out that nationalism can help reduce global trade, consumption and ecological footprints. READ MORE

Dispute over Paks and carbon neutrality

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

A left-wing commentator dismisses the government’s argument that nuclear power helps Hungary reduce carbon dioxide emissions. A pro-government columnist finds such criticism ideologically motivated, short-sighted and irrational. READ MORE

President Áder seen as a weakling environmentalist

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

The nationwide left-wing daily accuses President János Áder, who represented Hungary at the UN Climate Change Summit in New York, of being a deceitful ‘environmentalist’. READ MORE

Amazon wildfires linked to sovereignty issues

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Pundits in weeklies right across the political spectrum discuss the Amazon rain forest fires alongside issues of national sovereignty. READ MORE

Climate change ‘dogma’ challenged

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

A pro-government scientist defies the ruling international carbon-emission consensus and agrees with President Trump’s scepticism on the issue. READ MORE

Battle for environmentalist ideas

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

A liberal commentator thinks that the government has finally realized the mobilizing power of green ideas, and will now try now to appropriate political environmentalism. A pro-government columnist accuses left-liberals of trying to monopolize green ideas, and use ecology for partisan purposes. READ MORE

Leading right-wing daily lambasts green politics

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Two pro-government columnists find the Left’s green turn complacent and ideologically driven. READ MORE