UK Climate Change

What Wartime Thrift Can Teach Us About Fashion Sustainability

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Style
Wayne Hemingway

sustainable fashion.jpg The museum's latest exhibition Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style looks at the creative and thrifty responses to clothes rationing during the Second World War. Not only were the clothes of this time a triumph in colour, creativity and durability, there are some real lessons we can learn from the era where make do and mend was a necessity.

More Than 90% Of The Global Population Is Exposed To Unsafe Levels Of Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Tech

Nine out of ten people globally (92%) are exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO...

Is It Really Take Off Time For Climate Action In The Aviation Sector?

James Lees | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Tech
James Lees

The uncomfortable truth is that governments across the world will need to face the fact that aviation can't have unlimited growth and will need to look at ways of managing demand to sustainable levels.

The Business Sector Is The Deer Caught In The Paris Agreement Headlights

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

We have waited for governments to act on runaway climate change since 1992 and at last they have delivered something. Unsatisfactory as that might seem, the truth is it's vastly superior to the contribution of businesses and investors who should be called out on their splendid climate inaction.

Greenland's Ice Is Melting Even Faster Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Tech

Activity in the Earth’s mantle has tricked scientists into thinking that Greenland’s ice sheet is shrinking at a slower rate than it actually is. ...

An Immediate Ban On Coal Mining Alone Wouldn't Be Enough To Meet Paris Climate Targets

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Tech

An immediate ban on tapping new fossil fuel reserves would not stop us from breaking COP21’s 1.5C global warming goal, according to new analysis. N...

Can UK Universities Lead The Way On Climate Change?

Craig Bennett | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Tech
Craig Bennett

Climate change can often seem a gloomy and frightening subject. But in the last year, there have been some rays of light and hope. In December, the world's nations agreed in Paris what I hope history will see as the turning point in the fight to save humanity from climate catastrophe - an agreement to try to limit global warming to just 1.5 degrees.

The Great Transition To A New Relationship With The Planet

Marco Lambertini | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech
Marco Lambertini

The dinosaurs didn't see the asteroid coming 65 million years ago. There was nothing they could do to stop the mass extinction then. But this time, it's at the hand of humans and, in the end, it's likely to trigger our own demise too.

NASA's New Video Shows Just How Bad The Arctic Ice Melt Has Become

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech

A NASA visualisation has revealed the drastic sea ice melting that takes place in the Arctic during the summer months. While sea ice melting is normal...

Green Futures In Car Recycling

Julian Vigo | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

With the possibility to recycle automobiles to nearly 100%, the growing "cleantech" sector is an area of the green economy that covers everything from renewable energy to smart grids and car sharing.

Unprecedented Victory For Renewable Energy Over Fossil Fuels In Chile

Dr Eddie O'Connor | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Eddie O'Connor

What has happened earlier this month in Chile is another page in the unfolding story of the once-off transition to sustainability that we are witnessing across the world. In the face of what many feared would be catastrophic climate change, mankind has responded through innovation and sheer hard work to develop an alternative to burning fossil fuels to generate electricity.

Top Five Greenest Cities In The World

Frontier | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Tech
Frontier

Going green and being eco-friendly, they are two things that don't typically go hand-in-hand with the world's big cities... or do they? With more than half of the world's population living in cities, the time to adapt and 'go green' has definitely come! So here are the five cities that are proving it is possible to be sustainable and be a huge metropolis!

A Holistic Approach to Regenerative Development Is the Only Way to Halt Biodiversity Loss

Dr Eduard Müller | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Eduard Müller

Is sustainable development still achievable? I personally think not; damage to the planet is too great and we would need 1.6 planets to sustain current consumption patterns. We need regenerative development: development that builds a viable, if different, future.

Five Ways Climate Change Could Hurt Britain During The Next 100 Years

Adam Manuel | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Adam Manuel

Contrary to popular belief, it's not just our children, or our children's children that will suffer the consequences of our actions. Climate change is already affecting us, and will continue to do so - and on a much greater scale - well within out lifetimes. We must all start taking action now!

Adapting to Climate Change - How Bangladesh Is Fighting Back

Mike Noyes | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK
Mike Noyes

Rising sea levels, erratic rainfall and strong storms are leading to widespread flooding, destruction of food supplies and the loss of lives. The people who are the least to blame for climate change are the worst affected by its ravages...

The UK Must Lead the World to Tackle Climate Change

Mary Creagh | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

Climate change is a threat not just to the environment, but to people. And it's the poorest people who are most exposed. Tens of millions have been lifted out of poverty in the last 15 years, but more than one billion people still live in absolute poverty on less than $1.25 a day. Climate change also presents a growing danger to Britain. Flooding is the greatest threat to the UK from climate change, with up to 3.6 million people at risk by the middle of the century. The 2007 floods in Britain were a powerful reminder that, even in developed countries, climate change is national security issue. I agree with Pope Francis.

Biden Mocks Climate Change Deniers In Congress

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Denying climate change is "like denying gravity." That’s the unambiguous message from Joe Biden, the vice president of the United States...

US Politician Destroys Scientific Consensus On Global Warming

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- The debate about global warming is over. The hoax has been exposed, the conspiracy revealed. Thanks to the impeccable logic of one bra...

If You Could Take One Action This Week to Help Stop Climate Change, Would You Do It?

Suzanne Barnard | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Barnard

If every person in the UK went meat free for one day, it would reduce our carbon footprint by more than if every vehicle in the UK was taken off the road for one day! As well as being responsible for a huge amount of global greenhouse gas emissions, meat production requires increasingly unsustainable levels of precious resources - land, water and energy...

Greenpeace Accuse Government Of 'Botched Job' On Fracking Consultation

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

The Government has been accused of using "misleading" information in a public consultation over new under-house fracking plans. Greenpeace claimed tha...

When Is A Charity Not A Charity? When It's Run By Nigel Lawson

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

A charity founded by a former chancellor that voices scepticism in the climate change debate has been forced to re-brand and re-organise after complai...

Murdoch Thinks We Should Be 'Sceptical' About Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

Rupert Murdoch doesn’t understand climate change. The ageing media baron, who was interviewed on Sky News Australia - partly owned by the Murdoch em...

Why Redheads Have An Extra Reason To Fear Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Fans of Karen Gillan, Lily Cole, Damian Lewis and Julianne Moore - we have bad news. Ginger people could die out if climate change causes hotter we...

Republican Politician Claims Climate Change Is 'Greatest Deception In History Of Mankind'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- As Neil Armstrong pointed out, “people love conspiracy theories”, with a section of the citizenry of the United States (arguably) more...

US Climate Change Deniers Targeted By Billionaire Environmental Activist

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- For such a scientific country, America has an absurd amount of climate change deniers. How many? Around 23 per cent of the population, acc...