“Fossil fuels are a dead end – for our planet, for humanity, and yes, for economies.” UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s message to the Press Conference Launch of IPCC Report, 28 February 2022. https://www.un.org/sg/en/node/262102 – – – – – We know the definition of brave. It’s on display every day in Ukraine, from the president and… Continue reading
Posts tagged climate change
Exit cuckoo, pursued by climate change?
‘The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, “Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo!” O, word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear!’ (When Daisies Pied and… Continue reading →
Corals reefs worth an annual $36 billion to tourism in peril worldwide
Climate change is causing significant damage to a multi billion dollar sector of the tourism industry, the coral reefs of 100 countries and territories, and scientists say there is only a narrowing window of opportunity in which to preserve what’s left of it. A report published in April 2017 put the value of “on-reef and… Continue reading →
Shell warned about climate change in 1991 then lost interest
Dutch independent news site The Correspondent publishes forgotten public information film by Shell made in 1991 in which the oil major warns of the dangers of climate change and the need for urgent action. [ This article was written in 2017.] A child born in 1991 will be 26 this year. He or she has… Continue reading →
Could perovskite power the next generation of renewable energy?
Perovskite. It took from the early 1960s until just a few years ago for the conventional solar panel to get about as far as is going to go with current technology, where panels, made up of silicon-based solar cells, can turn 20-22% of the energy in sunlight into electricity. So that’s about 50 years. Scientists… Continue reading →
A new age of rural railways promises big benefits
As well as building better defences against floods, in response to the destructive storms of December 2015, the UK government, and the governments of Wales and Scotland, should consider building new railway lines. Some of these lines would back up routes closed by the waters. There is one obvious candidate for a new link. Rail… Continue reading →