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”

Deforestation: causes, impacts and solutions

‘In 2015, an estimated 50 percent of the planet’s wild forests had gone. And the destruction of forests has continued since. If the trend is not stopped, we will only have 10 percent of the world’s original forests left by 2030’ ­ – http://www.theworldcounts.com A private corporation or government may want to deforest an areaContinue reading “Deforestation: causes, impacts and solutions”

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”

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”

News: Leather material made using fungi

Recent researchers have invented a way to make leather out of fungi. As we know, many consumer products are made using leather which has a big impact on the way we treat certain animals and the environment. However, this biofabricated material using fungi can help reduce our impact on certain animals and also supplement aContinue reading “News: Leather material made using fungi”

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”

The forefront of climate change research

Disclaimer: I am in no way sponsored or endorsed by any of these organisations, I am just trying to spread the awareness of information on climate change. Recent research on climate change taken from credible sources outline what current research is focused on. Some studies I have already written about in my previous posts soContinue reading “The forefront of climate change research”

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”