Today is World Environment Day! It's a day to celebrate the incredible natural environment we have and what we can do to improve it. This year's theme is Air Pollution. Around the world hundreds of thousands of lives are affected by air pollution and with a growing population it could still get worse! There are … Continue reading World Environment Day
The last few months have had so many ups and downs. One of the closest Premier League title races in years is over, the Manchester City domestic treble, and we are just days away from an all-English Europa League and Champions League final. For those of us that love football, it has been one hell … Continue reading Football’s Environmental Footprint
The way the news reports on the climate emergency we face is vital. News platforms, whether they're online, on tv or still in print, are the sources of information for millions of people and it shapes our viewpoints on local and global issues. The way that they convey the climate emergency message is vital if … Continue reading Reporting on the Climate Emergency
'Climate change' is no longer serious enough to describe the climate disaster we're heading towards. Terms like climate emergency and climate breakdown have been argued to better describe what we face... And it totally makes sense. There is now more CO2 parts per million (ppm) than there ever has been in all of human history … Continue reading End of Our Climate as We Know It
I never thought I'd be writing about this, but a friend of my parents, who does work within the oil industry, was adamant that electric cars had a larger carbon footprint than diesel cars. To me, the thought of that is crazy. Electric cars are the future of road travel and soon everyone will be … Continue reading Disproving the Myth: Electric Cars vs Diesel Cars
Today is the UK's Earth Overshoot Day. Earth Overshoot Day is the day when we consume the total resources available to us sustainably. Resources used sustainably can be replenished each year but as you'll see we are over-exceeding that quite dramatically. Calculating what day is Earth Overshoot Day is done by dividing the Earth's biological … Continue reading UK Earth Overshoot Day
Yesterday was the 49th Earth Day and its theme was "Protect our Species." We are all contributing to one of the biggest mass extinction events. Climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides are all contributing factors to a huge number of extinctions in recent years. Fortunately, it's something we … Continue reading Earth Day 2019: Protect our Species
100% global renewable energy. A utopic dream or a future reality? If we are to limit average global temperature rise to the maximum of 2℃ in the Paris Agreement, or 1.5℃ as many scientists argue, ensuring that everyone around the world receives energy produced from renewable sources is vital and will go a … Continue reading Does Renewable Energy have a Viable Future?
I seem to be starting so many of my recent blogs the same way at the moment, but when there is so little being done to tackle climate change, even with a 12-year deadline from scientists, it's hard not to find yourself continually repeating the dangers if we don't act. Climate change is fast becoming … Continue reading Does the Fossil Fuel Industry have too much Influence?
Today is Brexit Day, or, was supposed to be anyway. I had always planned to write something related to Brexit, trying to work out what is going on and in what direction we're heading. But even those who have been following Brexit a lot closer than myself are lost on what is happening. Parliament can't … Continue reading We All Need to Declare a Climate Emergency