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Sustainable ideas for homes

Making your home more sustainable can be achieved in various ways and can introduce some interesting and exciting new ideas. Below are some practical ideas as well as some experimental prototypes. Sustainable heating systems: Switching from a gas boiler can improve the sustainability of your home and in some cases save you money. If youContinue reading “Sustainable ideas for homes”

News: Study finds 1500 excess deaths occur in the UK due to climate change

‘as a compilation of the impacts of ACC, we find that in the UK since 2000, at least 1500 excess deaths are directly attributable to human-induced climate change, while in Puerto Rico the increased intensity of Hurricane Maria alone led to the deaths of up to 3670 people’ – Clarke, B. Otto, F. Jones, R. (2021) ThisContinue reading “News: Study finds 1500 excess deaths occur in the UK due to climate change”

Why bees are integral to our ecosystems and how to restore their population

Whilst forests play an important part in maintaining habitats and provide carbon traps, bees help pollinate the food we eat as well as the trees and plants that make up forests. We rely on them to maintain a biodiverse landscape as well as pollinate 90% of food worldwide. We are experiencing a global decline inContinue reading “Why bees are integral to our ecosystems and how to restore their population”

News: Urban gardens are crucial in conserving bees and butterflies

A recent study found that urban areas can offer hotspots of urban floral diversity. Stating further how the individual gardener has an important role to play in maintaining the population size of many different pollinators. ‘Urban nectar is supplied by a diverse community of flowering plants, heavily comprised of non‐native species. Residential gardens are theContinue reading “News: Urban gardens are crucial in conserving bees and butterflies”

Sustainable forest management and adaptation to climate change

Sustainable forest management can be defined as ‘outcomes that are socially just, ecologically sound and economically viable – the three pillars of sustainability‘. Each pillar is needed in order for a forests to thrive, if one of these pillars is missing a forest cannot be protected. Depending on the type of forest that is beingContinue reading “Sustainable forest management and adaptation to climate change”

News: Ice melting faster than climate models predict

A recent study has observed that: ‘Even within the most intensive future anthropogenic greenhouse gas emission scenarios, higher levels are assessed to be unlikely. However, some studies conclude that considerably greater sea level rise could be realized, and a number of experts assign a substantially higher likelihood of such a future’ Stating further how predictionsContinue reading “News: Ice melting faster than climate models predict”

Agricultural strategies to climate change

One consequence of global warming and climate change is unpredictable weather patterns and extreme weather. The agricultural industry rely on predictable weather patterns in order to produce the most yield from their crop, however, global warming is affecting the production of this crop on a international scale. Many people have been looking toward adaptive measuresContinue reading “Agricultural strategies to climate change”

News: Aquatic scientists call for urgency to protect marine life

Approximately 80,000 scientists from 7 continents have issued a statement urging world leaders to avoid further degradation of marine ecosystems. The societies which these scientists are a part of has call on world leaders and the public to act and protect aquatic ecosystems which we all depend on. Stating that these ecosystems are now underContinue reading “News: Aquatic scientists call for urgency to protect marine life”

Why climate change should be a core subject in schools

Society’s youngest generation has shown a strong concern for the environment in recent years, possibly owing its awareness to the vast information that can be found on the internet. This information is valuable in spreading awareness and educating people on the current state of our planet, however not everyone uses the internet in a productiveContinue reading “Why climate change should be a core subject in schools”

News: Bank of England fund carbon-intensive companies

The Bank of England has been criticised for funding carbon-intensive companies during the pandemic. The Environmental Audit Committee has stated that companies should disclose their climate related activities when receiving funding. Many of the 230 companies which have received funding are said to produce a lot of carbon emissions. Since June 2020, it has beenContinue reading “News: Bank of England fund carbon-intensive companies”

The benefits of rewilding and biodiversity

‘The term biodiversity (from the phrase “biological diversity”) refers to the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to ecosystems, and can encompass the evolutionary, ecological, and cultural processes that sustain life’ – greenmatters.com Biodiversity is needed as we rely on different ecosystems to provide water, food and medicine. If one species becomesContinue reading “The benefits of rewilding and biodiversity”

News: Royal family increase funding toward climate action

Prince Charles has recently announced the formation of the Earth Charter which is being launched alongside the Natural Capital Investment Alliance. It aims to mobilise $10 billion towards environmental issues by 2022, something which he was discredited for back in the 1970s when discussing the state of the natural world. He hopes that this newContinue reading “News: Royal family increase funding toward climate action”

News: Disease linked to dolphins caused by climate change

Endangered bottlenose dolphins are being found with Fresh Water Skin disease which has been linked to climate change by Australian scientists. As well as this disease, scientists have claimed that other problems also threaten their lives such as net entanglement, chemical threats and occasionally vessel collision. Specifically, the disease in question is likely to occurContinue reading “News: Disease linked to dolphins caused by climate change”

How climate denial prohibits climate action

Climate denial can be defined as ‘the refusal to accept the existence or validity of climate change‘. It is also well known that the ‘climate denial industry‘ plays an important role in preventing climate action and illuminates a certain corrupt political power which influences the public opinion for the benefit of their own agenda. ObviouslyContinue reading “How climate denial prohibits climate action”

News: UK Prime Minister promises more climate action

Recently, Boris Johnson has promised more State action in regards to climate change and has urged world leaders to do the same. The recent Climate Ambition Summit, productive debates were formed around the issues of climate change and how best to tackle them. Hopefully, from the conclusion drawn out of these meetings more international cooperationContinue reading “News: UK Prime Minister promises more climate action”

News: 92% of glaciers in the Alps could be lost by 2100

In recent news, the University of Aberystwyth have conducted research funded by their Change project, reporting predictions based on the early signs of climate change. Using prediction models and climate data from 1901 to 2100, Aberystwyth University has found that eco-systems and water run off may be gone in the near future, as well asContinue reading “News: 92% of glaciers in the Alps could be lost by 2100”

The shipping industry and sustainable fuel alternatives

The shipping industry is responsible for transporting approximately 52% of marine commerce across the world. However, the combustion engines which power these cargo ships impact the planet negatively by releasing carbon emissions into the atmosphere. This is a problem as the shipping industry is one of the most important aspects of trade and livelihood forContinue reading “The shipping industry and sustainable fuel alternatives”

How much waste do we produce?

During the 20th century where technological innovation was progressing faster at an unprecedented rate, the world witnessed a surge in commodities which helped life become more simple. However, now we understand that consumerism is one of the biggest problems which causes climate change. For example, in 2016 the UK generated approximately 41.1 million tonnes ofContinue reading “How much waste do we produce?”

News: United Kingdom’s food imports vulnerable due to climate change

A recent scientific article has found that the United Kingdom’s fruit and vegetable supply is increasingly dependant on imports from climate-vulnerable countries. Using data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) bilateral trade database over a 27 year period, they found that: ‘The proportion of fruit and vegetables supplied to the UKContinue reading “News: United Kingdom’s food imports vulnerable due to climate change”

Psychology and climate change

The psychological impacts experienced from the consequences of climate change are often subjective to each individual. Psychologically, climate change often creates anxiety or feelings of helplessness when one considers the future state of the world. This feeling has been labelled differently by various researchers but often mean the same thing. One label for this typeContinue reading “Psychology and climate change”

News: Great Barrier Reef has lost half its coral since 1995

In a previous post I mentioned the continuing degradation of coral reefs and coral bleaching due to climate change which destroys marine habitats and the ecosystems which depend on them. In recent news, Marine scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Queensland, Australia have discovered that from 1995 to 2017Continue reading “News: Great Barrier Reef has lost half its coral since 1995”

News: UN report claims exported cars to developing nations harm the environment

A report published by the UN environmental programme has stated that millions of used cars from developed nations are exported to developing nations and greatly impact the planet’s health. The report expressed the key concerns being the emissions produced by used vehicles, the quality and safety of these cars and the costs to keep themContinue reading “News: UN report claims exported cars to developing nations harm the environment”

Mountain glaciers are melting at an irreversible rate

The increased warming of the planet since industrialisation began has caused many different changes to the planet’s characteristics. One visible and alarming change has been the melting of mountain glaciers which was first observed in 1850. Now there is widespread scientific research which shows that mountain glaciers are diminishing all around the world from theContinue reading “Mountain glaciers are melting at an irreversible rate”

Why climate change is more of a concern now than ever before

Currently, climate change is a major issue for humanity and one that cannot be solved easily. The words ‘climate change’ are somewhat natural when looking at the Earth’s history but presently represent a host of different issues which are all interlinked in some way. From deforestation, pollution, carbon emissions to overfishing, meat consumption and consumerismContinue reading “Why climate change is more of a concern now than ever before”

News: UN warn natural disasters caused by climate change are increasing

A press release published on the 12th October 2020 by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has claimed that there has been a dramatic rise in climate disasters over the last 20 years. To summarise the report, it claimed that in the period between 1980 to 1999, 4,212 disasters occurred claiming approximately 1.19Continue reading “News: UN warn natural disasters caused by climate change are increasing”

News: Greenland ice sheet currently melting at the fastest rate in 12,000 years

A study in 2010 stated that the Greenland Ice Sheet (GIS) has naturally lost mass in response to warming and grown in response to cooling. It states that there have been no major documented ice-sheet changes that have occurred to date. However, a recent study released in September of 2020 recorded that the GIS isContinue reading “News: Greenland ice sheet currently melting at the fastest rate in 12,000 years”

Life on our planet

David Attenborough’s new Netflix film, A Life on Our Planet, takes the viewer from the 1930s to present day, explaining how human technology and evolution has led to the overexploitation of the natural world. This film takes you from the end of the Holocene which consists of a balanced natural world and the ecosystems keepContinue reading “Life on our planet”

News: Can hydrogen provide a solution to reducing carbon emissions?

One of the biggest issues surrounding climate change is the abundance of harmful gases in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, and its contribution toward increasing global temperatures. As of this year, approximately 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide has been emitted into the atmosphere and with the normalised practices of modern day this numberContinue reading “News: Can hydrogen provide a solution to reducing carbon emissions?”

How climate change plays a key role in the frequency of virus infections

The current pandemic has claimed thousands of lives over the past six months and left many more with long-term injuries. However, the coronavirus is not unique, since the start of the 21st century there have been many other outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as Ebola, SARS, swine flu and zika – although none have managedContinue reading “How climate change plays a key role in the frequency of virus infections”

News: Study shows by 2030, 53 metric tons of waste could be polluting the environment each year

Since the invention of plastic it has revolutionised the way society operates. The many uses of plastic has grown to an enormous rate. However, one of the major drawbacks to plastic, which we have realised too late, is the large amount of damage it causes to our environment. For example, plastic is not only beingContinue reading “News: Study shows by 2030, 53 metric tons of waste could be polluting the environment each year”

Contribution is key

Inspired by a recent YouTube video, which I shall link below, I went on a cycling trip to try and help clean up my community. I decided to load my bike with black rubbish bags and head off to see what I could find. Living in a city, seeing litter has become somewhat normalised toContinue reading “Contribution is key”

News: California wildfires

In the past decade frequent wildfires have damaged lives and wildlife in various countries. In part wildfires are natural, however with the increasing temperatures we are experiencing around the world demonstrate that the intensity of these wildfires are a result of climate change. Last year the wildfires in Australia are a clear example with approximatelyContinue reading “News: California wildfires”

10 alternatives to everyday plastic

One of the most environmentally friendly ways to reduce the use of plastic is through biodegradable or compostable products. The distinguishing factor being that biodegradability consists of natural materials breaking down, whereas compostable items are a form of biodegradability that transforms organic waste which is more beneficial for the environment. In an effort to spreadContinue reading “10 alternatives to everyday plastic”

News: Plant based diet could remove 16 years of carbon emissions by 2050

As mentioned previously in my earlier post, eating less meat can help to reduce CO2 emissions in the atmosphere in various ways. Analysts have found that meat production and distribution uses a considerable amount of water and contributes to the harmful gases currently in our atmoshpere. A recent study has been released demonstrating that switchingContinue reading “News: Plant based diet could remove 16 years of carbon emissions by 2050”

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