UK Climate Change

Four Major Cities Are Set To Ban All Diesel Vehicles By 2025

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Tech

Diesel cars and trucks will be banned in Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City by 2025 as part of a groundbreaking initiative to curb pollution. At a ...

Military Experts Warn Climate Change Will Create An 'Epic' Humanitarian Crisis

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Tech

Climate change could prompt a “humanitarian crisis of epic proportions”. That’s according to military experts, who have warned that global warmi...

Great Barrier Reef Suffers Worst Coral Bleaching Ever Recorded

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech

The Great Barrier Reef has suffered the worst coral bleaching in history, as global warming imperils the vast organism’s future. Higher water temper...

Carbon Dioxide Can Be Turned Into Rock In Two Years, Hundreds Faster Than Expected

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of the few things which unites environmentalists and the fossil fuel industry. For environmentalists, it’s ...

Hollande Urges Trump To Respect The Paris Climate Agreement

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech

French President Francois Hollande has urged Donald Trump, US president-elect, to respect America’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. Duri...

More Than 60,000 Reindeer Starved To Death After Global Warming Cut Off Food Supply

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech

Tens of thousands of Siberian reindeer are the latest casualties of global warming, according to new study. Temperature rises have imperilled the bree...

Solar-Powered Pipe Can Turn Saltwater Into Fresh Drinking Water

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech

Water shortages have plagued California for years, and they show no signs of abating. With the global temperature rising rapidly, climate scientists h...

This Terrifying Stat Will Silence Any Climate Change Sceptic

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech

The five years from 2011-2015 are the warmest on record and 2016 is set to be even warmer still, the World Meteorological Organisation has warned. A n...

Climate Change Means England's Iconic White Cliffs Are At Risk Of Disappearing

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech

England’s iconic white cliffs are at risk of disappearing if action isn’t taken to protect them, scientists have warned. A new study reveals the E...

Paris Agreement Won't Stop Us Breaking Crucial Global Warming Limit, Warns UN

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech

The planet is set to pass the crucial 2C global warming limit, even if pledges outlined in the Paris Agreement are implemented, the UN has warned. A r...

300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, UNICEF Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Tech

About 300 million children globally are growing up in areas of extreme air pollution, according to a new UNICEF report. In South East Asia, 220 millio...

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

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!