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tonight at ten. a serious blow to tackling global climate change — from the us supreme court. it's curbed the us government's power to limit greenhouse emissions from coalfired power stations. this is a setback in our fight against climate change when we are already far off track in meeting the goals of the paris agreement. the us is the world's second biggest polluter — we'll be assessing the impact of the court's decision. also on tonight's programme: the abuse and murder of five—year—old logan mwangi — his mother and stepfather are jailed for life. the conservative mp chris pincher resigns as a deputy chief whip — saying he's embarrassed himself and others, and drank far too much.
sri lanka's worst economic crisis deepens — the island is close to running out of fuel. and, a good day for brits at wimbledon — including a stunning win for katie boulter, who's knocked out last year's finalist. and coming up on the bbc news channel... england's warm up for the euros in style with a thumping victory over switzerland in zurich. good evening. �*a setback in our fight against climate change�* — that's how the united nations has described a decision by the us supreme court. in a landmark ruling, the court limited the us
government's ability to control carbon emissions from power plants. it marks a victory for the coal industry, and parts of america fighting energy regulation — and is a major blow to president biden�*s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. tonight the presdent said the ruling risked damaging america's ability to keep the air clean and combat climate change. from washington, here's our north america editor smith: in california today, wildfires burning out of control is a vivid reminder of the urgent need to take action on climate change. america is action on climate change. america is a large part of the problem, the second biggest emitter of greenhouse gasesin second biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world after china. but also a victim. you can see from the water line above the vast lake how much it has shrunk in recent years, impacting the water supply for millions of people in the south—west. president biden came into office pledging to lead a global effort to reduce carbon
emissions, promising in glasgow last year to lead by example.— year to lead by example. though the act and do what _ year to lead by example. though the act and do what is _ year to lead by example. though the act and do what is necessary? - year to lead by example. though the act and do what is necessary? will i act and do what is necessary? will we see is the enormous opportunity before us? will we condemn future generations to suffer?— generations to suffer? future generations _ generations to suffer? future generations may _ generations to suffer? future generations may not - generations to suffer? future generations may not thank i generations to suffer? future l generations may not thank the generations to suffer? future - generations may not thank the us supreme court for a decision that restricts the federer government's ability to regulate energy producers. this ruling makes it harderforjoe biden to producers. this ruling makes it harder forjoe biden to try to meet his climate change goals. the court has decided the environmental protection agency does not have the authority to impose carbon limits unless there is new legislation coming from congress. and that is something joe biden knows he doesn't have enough votes to get past. cole lies at the heart of the problem. america still relies heavily on this most polluting fossil fuel to keep the lights on. a supreme case court was brought by 90 mostly republican state wilfried they may be forced to move away from call to generate
electricity. they have an outside share of america's carbon emissions have done little so far to reduce them. california's landscape is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. a democrat run state, it is spending billions, more than most countries to protect the environment, but the effort will be undermined by the supreme court ruling. undermined by the supreme court rulina. ., ., undermined by the supreme court rulina. . ., ,, ,, , ruling. the idea that the us supreme court moved — ruling. the idea that the us supreme court moved to _ ruling. the idea that the us supreme court moved to take _ ruling. the idea that the us supreme court moved to take away _ ruling. the idea that the us supreme court moved to take away one - ruling. the idea that the us supreme court moved to take away one of- ruling. the idea that the us supreme court moved to take away one of the| court moved to take away one of the most significant, historically powerful tools to address the ravages of climate change is incomprehensible. in ravages of climate change is incomprehensible.— ravages of climate change is incomprehensible. ravages of climate change is incomrehensible. ,, . , . incomprehensible. in the states that won this case. _ incomprehensible. in the states that won this case, they _ incomprehensible. in the states that won this case, they are _ incomprehensible. in the states that won this case, they are celebrating l won this case, they are celebrating a ruling that gives them a right to make their own rules on carbon emissions rather than be told what to do by washington. and they say it will prevent a rise in the price of electricity. president biden today said he will try to use every regulatory power he can to cut carbon emissions and he lashed out at what he called a devastating decision from the
supreme court that aims to take our country backwards. he is angry because this very conservative court that has a conservative majority has made a number of contentious decisions in the last couple of weeks, including the constitutional right for abortion are making it easier to carry guns on the streets. those are decisions which will have a very real effect on the lives of millions of americans. this environmental ruling will have global impact. not only because it will inhibit america's ability to cut its own carbon emissions, but it will also diminish its ability to lead the world on climate change as well and that is one of the things president biden is most worried about. ferrer smith in washington, thank you. —— ferrer smith. so what does this mean for the world's efforts to tackle climate change? i'm joined now by our climate editor, justin rowlatt — remind us first where the us sits in terms of global emissions? thanks jane. well, for years the us led the world in terms of carbon dioxide pollution,
the key greenhouse gas. but then, back in 2006, china overtook it. and look at this — china is now way ahead. it emits over twice as much c02 as the us — more than a quarter of world emissions compared to the us atjust over 13%. now, there is another way of thinking about this: historic emissions. if you add up all the emissions from the beginning of the industrial revolution back in 1850 then the us is still way out in front — as you can see. it has emitted 509 billion tonnes of c02 compared to china's 258 billion tonnes. let's just remind ourselves why all this matters so much. here's the reason: 1.5 degrees celsius. scientists have warned that the effects of climate change will be significantly worse if the world warms by more than 1.5 degrees compared to before the industrial revolution. what will that mean? well, expect lot more
of the extreme weather — the heatwaves, storms and floods and droughts — we're already seeing with the world 1.1 degrees above pre—industrial temperatures. so where does today's supreme court decision leave the us in terms of the climate action? well, the area where the us has been really influential is diplomacy. president biden�*s climate envoy, this guy, senatorjohn kerry, has been flying around the world pressuring countries to make deeper cuts in emissions. he told me last month he talks to the chinese about the issue virtually every week. but here's the problem: if you're not cleaning up your act at home it doesn't carry much weight when you tell the rest of the world they should be raising their game. so yes, today's ruling is a problem for president biden, but also a problem for all the rest of us — because climate change will affect us all.
jane. thank you, justin rowlatt. the mother and stepfather of a five—year—old boy whose body was found dumped in a river near his home in south wales have been given life sentences for his murder. cardiff crown court heard that logan mwangi was dehumanised during months of abuse at the hands of the family he lived with. his mother angharad williamson was told she must serve at least 28 years in prison. john cole will serve a minimum of 29 years. craig mulligan, who's ia, was also convicted of killing the little boy. this report from our wales correspondent hywel griffith contains some distressing details. a mother distraught, a son missing. he needs me. he needs warm clothes. he needs mum! but angharad williamson was desperate, not for
him to be found, but to avoid being found out by the police. this is all my fault! logan mwangi was a playful, kind, caring little boy, his life cut short by those he trusted. his mother claimed the five—year—old had disappeared. she called the police. my son, my boy...not here. take a breath. i can't understand when you're crying. who's not there? my son. he's not here! 0k, take a breath. when did you see him last? she knew logan was already dead, after being attacked in the house his body had been dumped in a river by his stepfather and a teenage boy. the judge said williamson had never taken any responsibility or shown any remorse. her partner, john cole, was behind the ferocious attack. both were sentenced to life in prison. cole's stepson, craig mulligan, has been detained for a minimum of 15 years. it is incomprehensible that logan
had his life cut short in such tragic circumstances at the hands of those very people who should be there to protect him. for logan's father, ben, who stands beside me, today's sentence is welcome news. however no amount ofjustice can bring logan back or compensate for the grief that continues to be felt. logan had been punished and beaten within the walls of his home. after her arrest, angharad williamson denied knowing how he died. i williamson denied knowing how he died. ., �* ~ ., williamson denied knowing how he died. ~ ., ., , died. i don't know anything about his injuries- _ died. i don't know anything about his injuries. if _ died. i don't know anything about his injuries. if i _ died. i don't know anything about his injuries. ifi did, _ died. i don't know anything about his injuries. ifi did, i— died. i don't know anything about his injuries. ifi did, iwould- died. i don't know anything about his injuries. ifi did, iwould have| his injuries. if i did, i would have taken him to then she switched her story, blaming john cole. john hit him three orfour times. story, blaming john cole. john hit him three or four times. john said the only way this boy understands is pain. the only way this boy understands is ain. , the only way this boy understands is ain, , ., , ., , the only way this boy understands is ain. , . , ., , the only way this boy understands is ain. , . , . , ., pain. this lady was a member of the 'u and it
pain. this lady was a member of the jury and it is — pain. this lady was a member of the jury and it is rare — pain. this lady was a member of the jury and it is rare for— pain. this lady was a member of the jury and it is rare forjurors - pain. this lady was a member of the jury and it is rare forjurors to - jury and it is rare forjurors to speak publicly but she wanted people to know the impact the case had on them. ., , ,, , ., ., ., them. you 'ust keep going to what was them. you just keep going to what was happening _ them. you just keep going to what was happening to _ them. you just keep going to what was happening to that _ them. you just keep going to what was happening to that child - them. you just keep going to what was happening to that child and i them. you just keep going to what i was happening to that child and how he must _ was happening to that child and how he must have been suffering. to see the defendants and, you know, there was only— the defendants and, you know, there was only three people in that house who knew_ was only three people in that house who knew what happened. who was only three people in that house who knew what happened. who dealt the fatal blow, _ who knew what happened. who dealt the fatal blow, who _ who knew what happened. who dealt the fatal blow, who decided - who knew what happened. who dealt the fatal blow, who decided to - who knew what happened. who dealt the fatal blow, who decided to cover| the fatal blow, who decided to cover up the fatal blow, who decided to cover up the crime may never be known. all three still blame one another. but what happened to logan is still being investigated by a child practice review. he was known to social services. about a month before he died his case was downgraded from a child at risk, to a child in need. tonight there are calls for a wider inquiry into children's services in wales. painful questions remain over any more could or should have been done to protect logan. hywel griffith, bbc news.
you can see more on that story on the bbc iplayer. just search "logan mwangi, a boy betrayed". the conservative deputy chief whip has resigned from government, saying that he "drank far too much" last night and embarrassed himself and other people. in a resignation letter, chris pincher, who is the mp for tamworth in staffordshire, apologised to borisjohnson and to "those concerned". 0ur political correspondent jonathan blake is at westminster. jonathan, what more can you tell us? we are told there were complaints about his behaviour last night at the carlton club, conservative private members club in central london where he was drinking with colleagues and others and then a letter to the prime minister, as you say, he said that he drank far too much and he embarrassed himself and other people. he apologised and said
resigning was the right thing to do. as deputy chief whip, chris pincher was responsible for maintaining discipline among conservative mps, but it is his own behaviour which has fallen short. as things stand he will not face any further action. labour are saying there are serious questions to answer about how he can remain as a conservative mp. and this will add to the scrutiny on standards of conduct here at westminster. aside from that, it leaves boris johnson westminster. aside from that, it leaves borisjohnson with another vacancy to fill after his party chairman resigned last week. jonathan, thank you. jonathan blake. a meeting of leaders of the nato security alliance has ended with pledges of more financial aid and weapons for ukraine and renewed calls for president putin to end the invasion. nato's secretary general, jens stoltenberg, insisted that ukraine must prevail as an independent state. borisjohnson promised to increase the uk's domestic defence budget by tens of billions of pounds, in response to the threat posed by russia.
here's our political editor, chris mason. salisbury plain, usually a place where british troops train. now those in ukrainian uniforms are here too, being taught to use the weapons and equipment being given to them by the uk. this as the prime minister, at the end of the nato summit in madrid, promised more money to help ukraine further. the best way for us to win the argument around the world about our values is for the ukrainians to win. that's why i'm pleased today that we've announced another £1 billion worth of military support. so, prime minister, what is the overall objective of the uk's help and strategy for ukraine? we want to give them the means to repel the russians, to expel the russians from the territory that they have occupied, because that's the right thing under international law.
this gathering of the world's biggest defence alliance has had a sense of urgency — even emergency. an invasion in europe, a hostile russia, an ongoing war without obvious end — huge human suffering, profound global economic consequences. president putin has been meeting his allies in turkmenistan. his decision to go to war in ukraine has spooked others close to russia's borders. for years, sweden and finland felt sufficiently safe to be neutral. no longer — russia's aggression means they're joining nato. translation: we don't have - a problem with sweden and finland, as we do with ukraine. ukraine and its people's well—being is not the aim of nato or the west. it's just a means to defend their own interests. the prime minister has spent the last few days urging other countries to commit more to defence spending, while facing criticism at home
that the british army is shrinking. nice to meet you, how are you doing? he's facing criticism from the scottish and welsh governments, who feel, while helping ukraine is noble, they've been pickpocketed by the government at westminster to help pay for it. but he's set a big, long—term goal, saying that, by the end of the decade, the money allocated to defence will rise to 2.5% of national income — much more than most other countries. borisjohnson's been out of the country for eight days, and a return to the domestic fray awaits. are you looking forward to returning home, given the ongoing speculation about your own future? you know, there's no place like home, so i'm keen to get back. borisjohnson has clearly revelled being on the world stage over the last week, doing as prime minister what no other british politician can do, representing the country at three global fora, three summits. but he returns home
to colossal challenges — a bleak economic picture and those questions about his own leadership. chris mason, bbc news, at the nato summit in madrid. in other developments, ukraine says it has retaken the strategically important snake island in the black sea, which has been fought over since the start of the war. russia insists its forces have withdrawn from there only as a gesture of goodwill, but as you can see, the island is in a key position, south of the blockaded port of 0desa and just 28 miles from the coast of romania, a member of nato. the island is also hugely symbolic for the ukrainians — the story in the early days of the conflict of a defiant ukrainian soldier telling the russian flagship, the moskva, to "get lost" — in much more colourful language — became a rallying cry for the war. 0ur europe correspondent nick beakejoins us from the ukrainian capital, kyiv.
how important is this development today? well, jane, it's a tiny island but of bigger symbolic and strategic significance. it is at the heart of the concerns we have been hearing about a grain crisis, a food crisis in this part of the world. russia is accused of burning, stealing and crucially blocking the export of ukrainian grain, prompting the united nations to talk about concerns of a famine in parts of the middle east and africa. today, moscow has said it has decided to leave snake island to show it has no intention of stopping these exports, something rejected by ukraine today. i think the big question is whether this makes any impact on the food crisis, and analysts seem to suggest, no, it won't, because looking at the bigger picture, russian warships still dominate the black sea. in terms of whether it has an impact on the wider conflict, the answer is probably no, because
the answer is probably no, because the fighting is fiercest in the east of the country, in the donbas, where russia continues to make gains, even though the united kingdom, the us and western allies continue to send weapons to the ukrainians there. so i think, all in all, jane, denied the biggest immediate impact of russia recapturing snake island is the morale boost it gives to the ukrainian government, the ukrainian army, and also the ukrainian people. nick, thank you, nick beake. a quarter of gp posts in england could be unfilled in less than a decade, according to a study by researchers at the health foundation. it says it's concerned about a growing shortage of family doctors and is warning that the number of nurses based in doctors' surgeries will also decline over the next ten years. 0ur health editor, hugh pym, is with me. thanks, jane. you don't have to go far to find someone who says they've struggled to get a gp appointment. new staff numbers suggest the problem won't go away any time soon.
currently, there are 27,000 fully qualified gps in england. the health foundation think—tank says that, even with existing plans to train new doctors, the total will only go up to 27,100 by 2030. that's because the number of people leaving will match the number being recruited. and the think—tank says that will mean the health system will have a shortfall of 10,700, which would be needed to keep up with changes in the population. the demand for gp services over this decade is due to increase by about a fifth. we've got many more old people, and we need general practice to do more — we need high vaccination rates, we need to detect all of the cancers that were sadly missed during covid. andrew from dorset spotted damaged skin tissue on his head back in february, but since then he's struggled to get through to his local practice. he's had one online consultation and a cancelled appointment,
even though the doctor said checks were needed. it's been very frustrating. it's a lot of telephone calls. the individuals involved are doing their absolute best they can, but the fact of the matter is that it is under—resourced, and that is a threat to the general population, me included. he has a lump in his stomach as well. and although nhs111 said he needed an urgent gp appointment, he couldn't get one for three weeks, so today he had an emergency hospital appointment. the government has a target of 6,000 more gps in england over the course of this parliament. is it medically urgent for today? but ministers admit that'll be hard to achieve. the department of health said the overall number of doctors in general practice was increasing and there was investment aimed at creating extra appointments. many surgeries, like this one in hull, are using paramedics
and other health professionals to help reduce the pressure on gps. but even so, doctors say there's a heavy workload, which can make things difficult for patients. most people in health care come into health care because they want to help people, and when you can't do that as well you'd like to due to a lack of time, lack of capacity, that's quite stressful, and unfortunately that means we're losing people in our profession due to stress and burn—out. it's notjust overall numbers of gps in england. there are regional variations. recent research by the bbc and nuffield trust illustrates that. the darker the colour on this map, the fewer gps available relative to the local population, so where you live can affect your access to a gp. theres no comparable data for scotland, wales and northern ireland, but they face similar challenges with gp cover and patient needs. jane.
hugh pym, our health editor. the president of sri lanka is under continued pressure amid the country's worst economic crisis in living memory. the island is close to running out of fuel, which it can't afford to import. this week, it closed schools and stopped providing fuel to all but essential services. now president gotabaya rajapaksa has written to vladimir putin to discuss buying cheap oil from russia. 0ur south asia correspondent rajini vaidyanthan reports from the capital, colombo. an endless struggle for this island nation. queues that go on and on and on. sri lanka is running out of fuel. and of hope. with only days of petrol left in the country, all they can do is wait. at the front of the line, taxi driver ajeevan. you're number one in the queue, how long have you been waiting?
two days, ma'am. two days? translation: i've been sleeping in my taxi. sometimes i leave to get food, then i come back here and sleep. that's how i've been living in the last few days. i can only survive if i have fuel. here, the pumps are dry. with no international shipments due for at least few weeks, what's left in the country is being rationed. these tiny pieces of paper have become one of the most sought—after things in sri lanka. they're fuel tokens, and everyone in this stretch of the line could be waiting days just to get one. and once you have one in your hand, you then have to wait for your petrol station to say that they have supplies of fuel. now, the owner of this particular token got it on tuesday, and his local station says they still don't have any fuel for him to pump. near the end of the queue, we find jayinda. he drove here from his village,
using up fuel, in the hope of finding more. we can't live gas, petrol, everything, we need everything, but it's difficult, not supplying continuously. that's why we are in deep trouble here now. and that's led to deep frustration and anger towards the government. the country's president has appealed to russia for help. a delegation is due in moscow at the weekend to discuss the purchase of cheap oil for this nation. do you usually ride bikes? back at the queue, jaganathan has just bought his first ever bike to get around. now, no petrol, no diesel, everything, bicycle very expensive. the cost of cycles has tripled. inflation is at more than 50%. sri lanka's economic crisis keeps getting worse. how long must they wait for things to get better? rajini vaidyanathan,
bbc news, colombo. now, today has been a good day for brits at wimbledon. tennis fans on centre court were treated to a stunning fightback from the british wild card katie boulter. the 25—year—old produced the biggest win of her career, defeating last year's finalist. joe wilson was watching. the big centre called entrance. you walk on these days, and its dramatic... it is. instinctively, karolina pliskova turned left, like she did for last year's final. katie boulter walked straight ahead for her big occasion. nearest the camera, after losing the first set, she showed her best tennis against the number six seed. she had beaten the czech player earlier this month, but that was eastbourne. this was everything.
a victory the world could see, and a family occasion. my gran passed away two days ago, and i'd just like to dedicate that to her today. i've got, hopefully, many more matches to play, and if i can have you guys behind me for those, then hopefully i can go a long way, so thank you so much, thank you. it's it's another third round for heather watson, who resumed and won quickly on court 18. an extraordinary adventure for liam broady, who lost 11 games in a row but prevailed. why not, he asked, why not, he proved. five sets to beat the number 12 seed, argentina's diego schwartzman, and the greatest win of broady�*s career. neither darkness nor rain stops wimbledon evenings, so time and space for a 20—year—old to entertain the home crowd which remained. jack draper, at the bottom of the screen, played
indoors on court number one against alex de minaur of australia, some of the rallies were staggering. all of that, and thenjack draper lost the point. do me know, seeded 20, is talented. watch this shot and notice he was watching on court. yes, katie boulter, his girlfriend. draperwas gallant to the last, but over four sets, de minaur wasjust a bit better. i should sets, de minaur wasjust a bit better. ishould mention sets, de minaur wasjust a bit better. i should mention victory today for rafael nadal and iga swiatek, although both did drop a set. if it is continued british interest you're looking for, then in the next round, both cameron norrie and heather watson are scheduled to play on friday, which, to be honest, far away! wonderful, thank you very much, joe wilson at wimbledon, and that takes us to a look at the weather prospects wherever you are in the country. chris fawkes has those. it has been a day of big showers, bigger than over the last few days,
towering clouds heading heavenwards, and wherever you see is guys like that, it is inevitable somebody is getting a soaking, a shower going through stoke newington in the greater london area. showers across wales, the midlands, the south—west, and they have moved across the midlands, the pennines and into north—east england. thunder is beginning to die away, but the shower is taking another few hours before they finally give up the gust. at the same time, rain heading into eastern scotland overnight, and overnight temperatures for the most part staying in double figures. trying to start the day for eastern scotland, some quite heavy, and by mid—morning the showers will get going, quite widespread, they have in eastern scotland, eastern england, where they could be thunderstorms around. fewer showers for wales in the south—west in the afternoon. similar temperatures to recent days, but with more of a noticeable breeze, and we finished the day with some rain in northern ireland. heading into the weekend
weather prospects, low pressure is still with us, rain crossing eastern england, followed by showers. quite breezy, similar temperatures, but when the sunshine comes out, it will not feel too bad, temperatures between 17 and 20. into the second half of the week, for sunday, splodges of blue on the charge, still forecasting a few showers, but weather settling down across wales and west areas of england, more in the way of drier weather and sunshine here, and similar temperatures. into next week, we started to see the pressure rising, the weather settles down, and for some of you that are fed up with this relatively cool and showery weather, 27 degrees, it is going to get a lot warmer. thanks, to get chris. and that's bbc news at ten on thursday 30th june. there's more analysis of the days main stories on newsnight with mark urban, which isjust getting under way on bbc two. the news continues here on bbc one, as now it's time to join our colleagues across