Climate Change

Here's Another Reason Why Climate Change Is Going To Make Flying Even More Unpleasant

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Tech

In case you needed any more convincing that climate change is bad for both the planet and humans a new paper has come out claiming that planes are goi...

Stop What You're Doing, Global Warming Is Threatening Wine

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Climate change deniers need to wake up and feel the heat, because global warming is affecting something very important: wine. According to new analysi...

Five Reasons Donald Trump Is A Health Hazard

Martin Drewry | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Politics
Martin Drewry

When Donald Trump tries to sneak in to the UK, be careful! This is a president that should come with a health warning. Here's five ways Trump is bad for public health around the world.

A Trillion Tonne Iceberg Has Snapped Off Antarctica

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Tech

An iceberg around four times the size of London has broken off from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. With an estimated area of around 5,800 squar...

Future Tech Being Designed To Save The Planet

Phillip Othen | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Tech

Back in the day, choosing the environmentally-friendly option often meant compromising on style or price. But with rapid innovations in materials and ...

Why Electric Vehicles Alone Aren't The Silver Bullet For Addressing Worsening Air Quality

Clare Wenner | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech
Clare Wenner

The new Minister in charge of transport and the environment at the Department for Transport, Jesse Norman, has a real chance now to make an immediate difference to both combatting climate change and air pollution. The solutions are there. But is the political will to implement them?

The Waugh Zone Thursday July 6, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Politics

1. TRUMP STAKES Donald Trump is in Poland, ahead of the G20 summit of world leaders in neighbouring Germany tomorrow. All eyes will of course be on ...

Plastics Aren't Wrecking The Environment - People Are

Quora | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Tech
Quora

The problem is that each of these purposes have a very limited time frame, and when that purpose is served, we just throw out that packaging, just as we throw away our plastic shopping bags. People are not going to collectively choose to do things in a way that is more difficult and inconvenient in order to stave off a problem that is hidden and distant.

Professor Hawking Warns Trump's Actions Could Push Earth's Climate 'Over The Brink'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Tech

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that US President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Agreement could push Earth’s climate “over the...

We Could Be Just 100 Years Away From A Mass Extinction Event

The Conversation UK | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Current extinction rates are 50 times higher than expected background rates, suggesting that another mass extinction event is underway. But mass extinctions are also about magnitude: if we could travel millions of years into the future and examine rocks preserving today's ecosystems, I'd wager we'd see little evidence of a major extinction event.

What The World Needs From A Global Britain

Kirsty Young | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Kirsty Young

The UK Government intends to review the rules through which UK aid is spent. After all, these systems shouldn't be static or inflexible and they must of course respond to and reflect the world in which they operate. But in doing so, we mustn't lose the clarity of purpose that our aid has, or allow it to become tied to short term military or trade missions that would lessen its impact. Instead, let it continue to focus on the lives it saves and the poverty it eradicates.

A City In Iran Just Set A Truly Sweltering Heat Record

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech

The city of Ahvaz in Iran has set what could be a truly astonishing record this week by recording one of the hottest temperatures on Earth. According ...

The Rise Of Smart Farming

Mohsen Mohseninia | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Tech
Mohsen Mohseninia

Today, we use sensors to monitor cattle, which means that a farmer can make informed decisions on how to manage his livestock based on real-time data, and he can do that remotely without having to be physically in the field. Therefore, the time saved by avoiding manual monitoring can be used elsewhere to make the farm more efficient.

We Have Three Years To Act On Climate Change Or It's Too Late, Say Researchers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Tech

We have just three years to turn the tide on climate change and safeguard the future of our planet, according to a group of scientists. According to a...

Who Says Politicians Are Out Of Touch?

John Bunzl | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

It's a common complaint. We've all made it at one time or another. But are politicians really the hapless, out-of-touch blunderers we often like to ta...

Eight Environmental Priorities For The New Government

Craig Bennett | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics
Craig Bennett

Right now, a day is a long time in politics. In the time it takes for this blog to appear online after I press publish I wouldn't be surprised if several Ministers have resigned, at least two leadership elections have taken place and the entire membership of the House of Lords has voted to dissolve themselves in favour of an elected second chamber.

Bringing The Climate Sceptics On Board

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

If we are to truly build national momentum to address the impacts of climate change on America in its entirety, we need everyone to be part of the conversation today -Trump-loving, climate-sceptic Tangier Islanders included.

Michael Gove Under Pressure To Match EU Climate Change Targets After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics

Newly-appointed environment secretary Michael Gove should make sure the UK matches EU climate change targets after Brexit, a Green MEP has said. Moll...

This Climate Change Study Had To Be Cancelled, Because Of Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

Alanis Morissette would have had a field day with the ironic news that a study into climate change has had to be called-off because climate change has...

Theresa May Has No Mandate To Pursue An Extreme Brexit As If Nothing Has Happened

Caroline Lucas | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Instead of pressing ahead with her plans for Brexit Theresa May should follow the advice of Nicola Sturgeon, Yvette Cooper and others who are calling for a cross-party commission on Brexit. With the country still so divided, and Theresa May only able to form a Government with the help of the DUP, the Tories must be forced to recognise that they simply have no mandate for pushing forward as if nothing has happened.

Michael Gove's Appointment As Environment Secretary Is Already Causing Alarm

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK

Michael Gove has made a dramatic comeback as Theresa May appointed the MP to the Cabinet in her post-election reshuffle. But questions have been raise...

The God Inclusion: Britain Ushers In The Bigots

Paul Vale | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Vale

The disastrous election of British Conservative leader Theresa May last week has brought American-style faith infused politics to the centre of British government. The use of the Democratic Unionist Party as a buttress for a minority government currently balancing on three legs means May will sit in debt to a small group of radical protestants whose views wouldn't look out of place on the 700 Club.

Fighting Climate Change With Your Wardrobe

Xenya Cherny-Scanlon | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Style
Xenya Cherny-Scanlon

Choosing pre-loved clothes can actually be a very creative and climate-friendly way to shop. In most cases, truly vintage clothes will be of superior quality compared to 21st century fast fashion rags. And you will also reduce methane emissions from clothes that would otherwise be destined to landfill.

Look, No Huskies! Labour's Manifesto For Our Climate

Barry Gardiner | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

Under Labour, at least 60% of the UK's energy will come from zero carbon or renewable sources by 2030, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in the process and making Britain greener and fairer. Our local energy generation initiatives, will put power back into the hands of communities, funded by a new national investment bank. A Labour government, if elected next week, would actually BE the greenest government ever. No huskies! No sound bites! Just straightforward sensible policies.

We Need To Start Listening To Experts Again

James Woods | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics
James Woods

Top experts need to be involved and above everything else listened to on key issues to provide solutions to the problems that pose a threat to society and humanity. That is the only way that we will be able to move forward on a progressive path without facing disaster at home, abroad or globally.