For those of us living around or travelling near Southampton, we're currently dealing with closures, roadworks, and traffic jams as the M27 and M271 are upgraded to become 'smart motorways'. Works started at the beginning of 2019 on the M27 between junctions 4 and 11, and are expected to continue until early 2021 - well … Continue reading Why Smart Motorways Won’t Work
It's one of the biggest threats to our future existence. Millions, if not billions, of people around the world will be affected by impacts of the climate emergency like drought, rising sea levels and increasingly extreme weather events. Despite that, and the cost of the climate emergency to countries, action on tackling it still seems … Continue reading Why Won’t Politicians Debate Climate Change?
The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the world. 10% of the world's animal species are found in the South American rainforest and it is home to hundreds of Indigenous tribes, some of which have never been contacted. The rainforest spans 9 countries including Venezuela, Colombia and Peru. However, the … Continue reading Amazon Rainforest Destruction
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