greenhouse gas emissions
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.
It could undermine progress made to curb other greenhouse gas emissions.
Methane gas emissions are growing faster now than at any time in the last two decades, threatening efforts to limit global
Hydrogen fuel cell automobiles have been slow to make it from testing to the retail market with heated disagreements as to
The world population is set to explode, from 7.3 billion today to around 9.7 billion in 2050, with two thirds of those living in cities. As urban areas grow, emissions will grow along with them: between 67 and 76 per cent of global energy consumption takes place in urban areas, consumption that accounts for a huge amount of total greenhouse gas emissions.
So if natural gas is the wrong fuel to use to halt climate change, why on earth does this government want to frack Britain to extract it? Why is this government so fixated with the extractive industries? Why not strongly support the truly safe, sustainable, jobs-rich renewable energy industries?
What an incredible weekend. For the first time, we have a global climate agreement that 196 countries have signed up to: a
We may feel alone, insignificant and powerless to act. But each individual can do a lot in his own choices about his home, transportation, energy and, yes, about his diet. Each time we choose a little less meat, making sure it comes from good pasture, free-range or organic farms, we're doing our bit for ourselves, and much more for our children's future.
It seems poetically fitting that Paris, named the 'city of lights,' in part, for its birthing of the age of enlightenment, will, in a few weeks, be the host for the most important climate change summit the world has ever seen. Hopefully these negotiations will similarly usher in an age of new thinking, one which shifts the current state of play in how we relate to our planetary home.
We can always buy food that has been kept cold from farm to fork. We don't consider the energy required to keep vaccines cold. And when we update Facebook, the amount of cooling needed by data centres doesn't cross people's minds.