"I REPRESENT PITTSBURGH, NOT PARIS" It came as no surprise when Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, announced earlier this year that he intends to pull his country out of the 2015 Paris agreement, joining just Syria and Nicaragua as countries unhappy with the deal's terms. Since that time, both Syria and Nicaragua … Continue reading Has the Paris agreement been Trumped?
A few things I have learnt from a year of generating almost no disposable waste.
If everyone in the world lived as the average UK resident does, the consequent rate of consumption means we would require three planets' worth of natural resources to sustain us.
Brixton Road, London, exceeded the yearly recommended maximum air pollution by 4th January 2017.
Stop flying and start considering the alternatives, for the sake of the planet and for your own enjoyment.
If you haven't heard, the UK has an election coming up... But what are the stances of the parties on action on climate change?
Emitting carbon dioxide is not something we can opt out of. By the very fact of our existence, we are polluters of the Earth's atmosphere, breathing in oxygen and breathing out this greenhouse gas. In addition, we are (mostly) born into societies which are driven by fossil fuels.
One possible approach is provided by the newly developed integral fast reactor, which could meet the UK’s energy needs for 500 years through consumption of its nuclear waste stockpile...
Cobalt is an element required for production of tech products, found most abundantly in the DRC. Much of the mining there is performed in unregulated mines, where child labour is common and disease and injury are rife.
As Geoffrey West recently said in a very interesting seminar at University of Reading, "the fate of the planet is now entwined in the fate of our cities".