Climate Change

Earth Day 2017: How To Get Involved In UK Events

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Tech

On Saturday 22 April, millions will join forces to celebrate the natural world. Last year, Earth Day marked the signing of the Paris Agreement, an act...

Will The March For Science Increase Public Support For Science?

Chris Shaw | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Shaw

I use the word risk because our experience, from years of work combining academic research with real world practice in public engagement, tells us that the march, if it is only associated with environmental science and climate change, could end up entrenching the political polarization around climate science

Climate Change Is Going To Massively Increase Severe Turbulence On Flights

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech

Turbulence strong enough to throw unbuckled passengers around a cabin could become twice or even three times more likely as a result of climate change...

The March Of Renewable Energy Is Unstoppable Even By President Trump

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

President Trump's energy policy is doomed to failure as it comes into collision with economic reality. The advance of renewable energy sources is now unstoppable. So here is my prediction: the keystone pipeline will not get built and new coal mines will not be opened in the US or anywhere else in the world.

This Forest Is Being Pumped Full Of Carbon Dioxide To Mimic The Future Of Global Warming

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Tech

Deep in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside, scientists have constructed an elaborate laboratory to mimic the future of global warming. Huge ma...

Where The Wild Things Will Be Next

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Nathalie Pettorelli

If I was to mention "climate change" and "biodiversity", what picture appears first in your mind? Emaciated polar bears on shrinking ice floes? Bleach...

Trump's Assault On Climate Change Is Capitalism At Its Worst: Civil Society Must Resist

Ewan Somerville | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ewan Somerville

The beast of capitalism has slid under most noses for too long, but now it is exhibited within the White House for all to see. Trump and his team are not 'maniacs', the world has not 'gone mad'. No these people know exactly what they are doing, and they love such escapist labels. It is precisely us, civil society, that must stop them in their tracks with this loud and clear message: you may have ruled the world until now, but no longer.

How Climate Change Threatens Progress To Reach Everyone, Everywhere With Water

Barbara Frost | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Barbara Frost

A woman and her child on their way to collect clean water in the village of Nerculo, Niassa, Mozambique. WaterAid/ Panos/ Adam Patterson World Water ...

Researches Climate Change, Funds Climate Change: Why Fossil Free UCL Will Escalate

Olivia Goldin | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Politics
Olivia Goldin

As a society, we must push all energy companies to become accountable green investors and contribute meaningfully to the global shift away from fossil fuels. Until they do so, we will continue to intensify pressure on our institutions to reject an industry that compromises all of our futures in the name of profit - and, ultimately, remove its social license to operate.

What Next For Carney's Climate Task Force?

Sam Maule | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Sam Maule

As things stand then, under the Task Force's framework companies are unlikely to measure the risks of climate policy failure or rapid climate policy 'success'. That doesn't bode well for their management.

Don't Believe The Hype Around Fake News

Neil Durkin | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Neil Durkin

In DeLillo's White Noise the narrator Gladney spends a lot of time with his academic colleague, Murray Jay Siskind, a cynical New Yorker with a penchant for constant theorising. Gladney, half-appalled, sums up his colleague's acidic take on the world: "Murray says we are fragile creatures surrounded by a world of hostile facts. Facts threaten our happiness and security."

Can Tech Combat The Climate Crisis?

Andrew Moore | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Moore

Unbelievably, there are those who still insist on denying the existence of the world's environmental crisis, and worryingly, some of these are in pivotal positions when it comes to what happens in the next 10 years. This by the way is the period in which many experts believe we still have a chance to mitigate the rise in global temperatures.

Can Renewables Provide Power 24/7? Removing The Final Obstacle To Large-Scale Deployment Of Renewable Energy

Dr Eddie O'Connor | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Eddie O'Connor

For a long time, the rap against renewable technologies was that they simply weren't reliable - that they destabilised existing electricity grids and that they didn't deliver "firm" (that is, uninterrupted) power. That's changing.

Chocolate Giants In New Bid To Save The Rainforests

Tony Juniper | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Tony Juniper

Perhaps as a result of these efforts the warm feelings engendered by the world's ultimate comfort food could be all the more pleasant, if companies can indeed successfully build forest protection and restoration into how they procure their most vital and amazing ingredient.

Why Women Will Save The World

Angela Terry | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Angela Terry

all women everywhere I have a little daughter who always counts the number of girl superheros on telly. Unfortunately, female action heros are still outnumbered in children's cartoons however in real life this is happily not the case.

Trump's Environment Chief Denies Carbon Dioxide Causes Global Warming (It Does)

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK

Donald Trump’s head of the agency that protects the environment has said he doesn’t think carbon dioxide is one of the main causes of climate chan...

Bang Bang... Why Science Gets Shot Down In The Media Gunfight

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Tech
Adrienne Macartney

The media and public tidal wave of alternative facts, misrepresented data, invented nonsense and malicious deception overwhelms and saturates the discussion platform environment with such startling and ever increasing rapidity that measured scientific response to it becomes impossible.

Can We Afford To Decarbonise The Energy Supply? The North Can't Afford Not To

Darren Baxter | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech
Darren Baxter

Maximising the opportunities presented by these assets will not just benefit the North. Nationally, this will ensure the plentiful supply of low carbon energy and a renaissance industry at a time when it is needed most. But whilst the drive to power this industry exists in great quantities in the North, the region nonetheless needs a strong national framework and policy continuity.

How One Of The Smallest Countries Became A Eco Leader

Phillip Othen | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech

From its age-old traditions advancing into the modern era alongside magical mountains and monasteries, Bhutan is nothing short of enchanting. With a p...

This London Fashion Week, Vivienne Westwood Challenges Us To SWITCH!

Alice Wilby | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Style
Alice Wilby

'What's good for the planet is good for the economy', rang the message at SWITCH! Vivienne Westwood's Climate Revolution event on Monday evening at Fabric in London.

UK Boss Of Shell Hits Out At Donald Trump's 'Disappointing' Stance On Clean Energy

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK

The boss of Shell in the UK has labelled President Donald Trump’s stance on new, cleaner forms of energy as “disappointing”. Asked whether Trump...

How To Stop Wasting Food And Start Saving Money

Zoe Morrison | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Morrison

Have you ever thrown away half a loaf of bread because you didn't manage to eat it all in time, poured lumpy milk down the sink or discovered a squashed piece of fruit like a satsuma or a banana at the bottom of a bag? If you have, you aren't alone, I'm guilty of all three of those things too! Wasting food is all too easy because you bought too much, or forgot about it or didn't store it right.

Heathrow Tunnel Blocked By Activists Chaining Themselves To Car Over Third Runway Plans

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK

Protesters from the Rising Up group caused tailbacks on the M4 heading towards Heathrow airport on Tuesday, in their latest action against plans to bu...

How Denmark Is Raising The World's Greenest Generation

Angus Walker | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Angus Walker

By 2025 the Danish capital Copenhagen will be the world's first carbon neutral city, that's the plan anyway. Carbon emissions fell by around 20% in 2015 from the 2005 level. So far so good, but bear in mind this is a city which already has a head start on other major urban centres in Europe.

Harvard Scientists ‘Two Years Away From Creating Woolly Mammoth Hybrid Embryo’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists working on resurrecting the woolly mammoth believe they are just two years away from creating a hybrid embryo. If they succeed it will mark...