Have you ever looked at pictures of a city skyline and noticed a haze blurring or shrouding the view? Unless it's a naturally foggy day there's a very good chance that that's air pollution. When we're in cities it isn't always something we can see but, in just about every city around the world, it's … Continue reading Why are we still Struggling with Air Pollution?
In recent weeks and months, I've blogged about the effects of plastic in our environment and what we can do as consumers to reduce the amount that is used and disposed of. I've blogged about the size of the garbage patch floating in the Pacific Ocean and the effect that plastic is having on climate … Continue reading Plastic in the Fishing Industry
June 8th is World Oceans Day and it gives us all an opportunity to recognise the importance of our oceans and how we can make them better and more healthier environments. Global oceans are vital for our survival. 70% of this planet is water - hence the nickname 'Blue Planet' - and our oceans are … Continue reading Cutting Out Plastic on World Oceans Day
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
'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?
We've all seen the heartbreaking photos of animals being caught up in plastic waste and often killed. We've all seen the reports of whales, dolphins, birds and other marine animals washing up dead on beaches with stomachs full of plastic bags and other objects. Just last week, a pregnant sperm whale washed up on a … Continue reading The Mind-Blowing Cost of Plastic Pollution