Yesterday it was announced that Shell had made £32billion in profits in 2022 after making around £8billion in the final quarter of the year - quite the bumper year for their shareholders! This was the largest profits ever recorded after smashing the previous record of £25billion they recorded in 2008. In a year that's seen … Continue reading Making Billions Whilst the World Burns
36 hours after the end of COP27, held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, a deal was finally reached between nations. The main success that came out from COP27 was the development of a global 'loss and damage' fund that could be used by less developed countries who are severely affected by natural disasters exacerbated by … Continue reading COP27: Success or Failure?
In recent months, the global price of oil and gas has been on the rise. As countries looked to leap out of the economic lull caused by the Covid-19 pandemic at the end of 2021, the demand for fossil fuels returned, driving up the price of oil and gas as countries all over the world … Continue reading The Rising Price of Fossil Fuels
In delivering Brexit, the UK public were promised a 'green Brexit'; one where environmental regulations would be improved on what the UK had when they were part of the European Union. In fact, we were told the EU were holding the UK back when it came to protecting the natural environment. Whilst there have been … Continue reading The Tories’ Sewage Shame
Waste management is a huge problem all of the world. Plastics have quite literally been discovered at the highest peaks and the deepest depths, poorer countries are receiving waste from richer countries despite not having the capacity to get rid of it, and its now being reported that 1 billion tonnes of food are being … Continue reading Recyclable Waste Going up in Smoke
Bitcoin has hit the headlines a lot recently as its value has skyrocketed, exceeding $60,000 just a few days ago. As of today, 1 bitcoin is worth $54,842.30 (£39,445.60) so it has dropped in recent days but it is still incredibly valuable. Since it was created in 2009 by someone under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, … Continue reading How Green can Bitcoin be?
Sustainability isn't just a buzzword for countries to use to make them sound like they're being environmentally friendly, nor is it something the 'elites' are using to lower the average persons standard of living; sustainability is all about finding a long-term balance between money, the environment and society. Sustainability can work across a number of … Continue reading The Need to Achieve Sustainability
The right to protest is enshrined in law in countries all over the world. Internationally, Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association." In the EU there is the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) which has its own version but … Continue reading Fossil Fuels Over Freedom
A winter storm has swept across much of the US in recent days resulting in prolonged periods of heavy snowfall and icy temperatures. Texas, a state that rarely sees cold temperatures let alone snow, was one of the worst affected states and has had a number of cold weather records smashed by the storm. This … Continue reading The Texas Fossil Fuel Freeze
There is no doubt that are climate is changing. Global temperatures are rising, sea ice and glaciers are shrinking, oceans are getting hotter and the sea levels are beginning to rise faster and faster. Without urgent change the impacts of the climate emergency will only get worse and leave more of the planet uninhabitable. Countries … Continue reading Subsidising Our Downfall