When it comes to the climate crisis we seem to be bombarded with news on just how bad things are. Whether it's in a national news programme or all over Twitter, it seems almost inescapable and can lead to eco-anxiety and the feeling that there's nothing we can do. But there are good new stories … Continue reading 3 Good News Stories of the Week: The Dutch and Their Bikes
In a week where the hottest global average temperature record was broken almost daily as California, the Mediterranean and parts of China swelter in record-breaking heatwaves that look set to continue, finding positive news stories can be something of a challenge. Whether it’s in a national news programme or all over Twitter, it seems almost … Continue reading Good News Stories of the Week: Carbon-Negative Beer!
A single tweet has dominated conversation in the last few days, completely ignoring the disgraceful illegal immigration bill proposed by the Tory Government.
36 hours after the end of COP27, held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, a deal was finally reached between nations. The main success that came out from COP27 was the development of a global 'loss and damage' fund that could be used by less developed countries who are severely affected by natural disasters exacerbated by … Continue reading COP27: Success or Failure?
In recent months, the global price of oil and gas has been on the rise. As countries looked to leap out of the economic lull caused by the Covid-19 pandemic at the end of 2021, the demand for fossil fuels returned, driving up the price of oil and gas as countries all over the world … Continue reading The Rising Price of Fossil Fuels
Last Wednesday, a new face took residence of Number 10 Downing Street. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was elected leader of the Conservative Party and the new UK Prime Minister after Theresa May stood down two months ago. 150,000 Conservative Party members chose Johnson over Jeremy Hunt who was defeated with less than a third … Continue reading A Cabinet Devoid of Climate Leadership
It's one of the biggest threats to our future existence. Millions, if not billions, of people around the world will be affected by impacts of the climate emergency like drought, rising sea levels and increasingly extreme weather events. Despite that, and the cost of the climate emergency to countries, action on tackling it still seems … Continue reading Why Won’t Politicians Debate Climate Change?
Late on Tuesday evening, Theresa May announced that she would be writing into legislation a commitment for the UK to achieve zero net emissions by 2050. This makes the UK one of the few European countries with legislated commitments to going carbon neutral after the likes of Norway (2030) and Finland (2035). The commitment doesn't need … Continue reading No Matter What She Does Now, Theresa May’s Legacy Will Be Her Brexit Failures
I seem to be starting so many of my recent blogs the same way at the moment, but when there is so little being done to tackle climate change, even with a 12-year deadline from scientists, it's hard not to find yourself continually repeating the dangers if we don't act. Climate change is fast becoming … Continue reading Does the Fossil Fuel Industry have too much Influence?
Today is Brexit Day, or, was supposed to be anyway. I had always planned to write something related to Brexit, trying to work out what is going on and in what direction we're heading. But even those who have been following Brexit a lot closer than myself are lost on what is happening. Parliament can't … Continue reading We All Need to Declare a Climate Emergency