London: The World's first National Park city. Sounds crazy, right? When we think of National Parks in the UK we think of wide open green spaces, lots of trees, lots of nature, certainly not the UK capital. But bear with me, it actually makes more sense than you might think. The Greater London National Park … Continue reading London: The Worlds First National Park City?
The cartoon below is perhaps one of my favourite climate change cartoons. What if Donald Trump is right? What if climate change is just a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese? And what if everything that's being done now to transition away from fossil fuels to green energy, better air quality, and a much greener environment … Continue reading But, What if it’s a Hoax?
Australia. Home to the Great Barrier Reef and many other world-famous coral reefs. Coral reefs are some of the most biodiverse areas in the world. They only cover 0.1% of the ocean, yet support 25% of global marine species. In recent years, however, they have been affected by coral bleaching. Coral bleaching is a process … Continue reading Coral Bleaching in Western Australia
The next sustainable city is Singapore. Located in South East Asia, the city is a country in its own right with a population of nearly 6 million. Having been lucky enough to visit the city a couple of times, it is a spectacular city and is almost pioneering new ways forward to become more sustainable. … Continue reading Sustainable Cities: Singapore, Singapore
On the 16th of November, Tesla and Elon Musk announced the new electric-powered semi truck as well as a new Tesla roadster. There are some incredible stats that come with the new semi truck. Without a load attached to the back, the truck can do 0-60 in 5 seconds. With a load it's 20 seconds. … Continue reading Tesla Announces New 18-Wheeler
Day Seven of COP23 looks at what can be done in industry, forestry, and human health in the final day before the big talks on implementing the Paris Agreement begin. Global industries will play a vital part in reducing carbon emissions around the world. A lot is already being done through the 'We Mean Business' … Continue reading COP23: Day Seven
Day Six of COP23 looks at human settlements, transport, and our oceans. Like Day Five with energy, agriculture, and water there were a number of press releases highlighting the importance of climate action in each of the named sectors. Urban areas contribute to about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, but their role in other areas of … Continue reading COP23: Day Six
°It's Day Five of the COP23 and time for nations to begin talking about climate action. More specifically, events in the Bonn and Bula zones will be looking at the role of energy, water, and agriculture in the future and how each sector can be more sustainable. There were a number of press releases early … Continue reading COP23: Day Five
Day four of the COP23 climate conference is the Young and Future Generations Day. It was a day for the younger generations to plea their case into why action on climate change is needed. After all, it will be the current young and future generations that will be experiencing the impacts of climate change. A number … Continue reading COP23: Day Four
The third day of the COP23 climate conference was another quiet day with meetings between the COP23 presidency, UNFCCC NGOs and National Parties taking part in the conference. Things are beginning to build now before the bigger events start on Friday. From Friday onwards, there are thematic days run by Global Climate Action (GCA); different … Continue reading COP23: Day Three