Pollution

Carbon emissions: Scale of UK fossil fuel support ‘staggering’

By |2020-02-11T16:34:45+00:00February 11th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

A small government agency is supporting fossil fuel projects abroad with estimated carbon emissions of a country the size of Portugal, it has emerged. UK Export Finance (UKEF), a government agency in the Department for International Trade, is spending billions of pounds on the projects, Newsnight researchers have found. This is despite a government

Resilience: Preparing for Social Collapse and Climate Catastrophe | Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

By |2020-01-24T08:46:19+00:00January 24th, 2020|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future, Pollution, Prepping and Collapse|

I just came across this and found it was a pretty good summary of my current viewpoint - recommended reading: Resilience: Preparing for Social Collapse and Climate Catastrophe | Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Climate emergency is confronting us with the accelerating effects of our materialistic culture: extreme droughts, storms, and fires, and not just oceans filling

How many trees would you need to plant to offset your holiday flight?

By |2020-01-13T19:27:52+00:00January 19th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Holidaymakers are being shown how many trees they would need to plant to offset flight carbon emissions. The analysis by freight firm 1st Move International found an 826-mile return flight between Edinburgh and Amsterdam would require one tree, compared to 19 for a 12,400-mile round trip to Ko Samui or Phuket in Thailand. The

I didn’t want to fly – so I took a cargo ship from Germany to Canada

By |2020-01-13T18:39:02+00:00January 17th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Pollution|

A slow boat across the Atlantic plus a scenic train home to Vancouver add up to a hugely enjoyable three-week trip Are you a crew member?” the security guard asked, fixing me with a stare in the van’s rear-view mirror. “Passenger,” I replied. The guard gave me a quizzical look then muttered something to

Scientists and climate advisers condemn Tory environmental record

By |2019-11-29T18:17:10+00:00November 30th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Party under pressure on climate crisis as Corbyn says Johnson can not be trusted The Conservative party’s record on tackling the climate crisis has been condemned by leading scientists and former government advisers, as the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, warned that the forthcoming election was the last chance to halt the escalating emergency. Experts

Coal’s record low confirmed as BEIS stats reveal extent of slide

By |2019-10-07T16:43:11+00:00October 13th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Pollution, Power Generation|

Coal’s contribution to UK electricity generation fell to historic lows in the second quarter of this year, official government statistics have shown. Fresh electricity generation stats, released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy today, show that coal contributed just 0.6% of the UK’s power demand in the three months ended June 2019,

Oil and gas companies undermining climate goals, says report

By |2019-09-16T12:17:06+00:00September 18th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Biggest fossil fuel extractors warned they risk wasting $2.2tn ‘in a low-carbon world’ Major oil and gas companies have invested $50bn (£40.6bn) in fossil fuel projects that undermine global efforts to avert a runaway climate crisis, according to a report. Since the start of last year, fossil fuel companies have spent billions on high-cost plans

‘The final judgement is coming’: Worst rainforest fires in history sees Brazilian city fall dark

By |2019-09-03T11:32:50+00:00September 6th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Record devastation to vital planetary resource dismissed by far-right president Bolsonaro, who says: 'I am Nero, setting the Amazon aflame' It came, witnesses said, quickly and without warning. One compared it to the “apocalypse”. Sao Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was plunged into afternoon darkness after vast plumes of smoke from

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