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Podcast

Oceans – the #1 Most Important Natural Resource in the Fight against Climate Change

My guest on this week’s podcast is Danny Badger, fisheries scientist, educator, jellyfish nerd and general oceans expert, who’s worked at the…

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Energy Adaptation Housing Podcast

Green Retrofit – turning a Victorian London House into a Superhome

I interview Kate Calvert, Superhome creator and North London resident: what happens when you do a green retrofit on a 19th Century…

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Psychology

Shifting Baseline Syndrome

Finally some proof that if things happen slowly, we’re less likely to notice them. It’s called the shifting baseline syndrome, AKA the…

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Reefs, rainforests, glaciers

Coral Reefs

Coral reefs worldwide have been hit hard over the last few years, but they are far from lost. The survival of these…

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Transport Economy

All the electric vehicles

In the USA, the UK and the countries of western Europe, about 80% of adults own a car. These must all become…

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Science

The Carbon Budget Made Simple

When student climate striker Greta Thunberg talks about “simple maths”, she means the carbon budget and how the 2015 Paris Climate Accord…

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Economy Energy

The Humble Flywheel – Energy Storage part 2

The flywheel, feature of every Industrial Revolution museum, could save the electricity grid with its energy storage capabilities. If you’re not an…

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Economy

Heavy Industry CO2 Emissions

BBC Futures ran an article on carbon capture from aluminium smelting in Iceland. Heavy industry CO2 emissions make for a heavy carbon…

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Personal Carbon Trading Economy Trees

How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of a City by 25%

In 2017 the Finnish city of Lahti declared they would become carbon-neutral by 2025. Now they must get each citizen to reduce…

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Economy Politics

COVID-19-driven Green New Deal

There are two big “Green New Deals” on the table: the US Democrats want one and are planning to bring it in…

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Personal Carbon Trading Economy Policy

Personal Carbon Trading

Personal Carbon Trading or PCT is a mechanism for increasing flexibility and efficiency in a carbon rationing or cap-and-trade scheme. It is…

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Personal Carbon Trading Energy Policy Transport

Lahti, Finland – Carbon Rationing in Action

The city of Lahti in Finland is running an experimental personal carbon trading scheme, with voluntary carbon rationing or quotas helping citizens…

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Trees

Ecosia really is Effortless Climate Action

Ecosia is the search engine that promises to use the advertising revenue they make from your searches to plant trees for the…

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Energy

The Energy Storage Issue

Houston we have a problem. It turns out that all those climate deniers who didn’t want us to invest in renewable energy…

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Podcast Personal Carbon Trading Policy

ABC Radio Australia podcast on Carbon Rationing

Had the chance of talking on ABC Australia radio about carbon footprints and carbon rationing on the Future Tense programme, along with…

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Carbon Offsetting

Offsetting Step-by-Step

The concept: emit CO2 – and pay to compensate for it. If CO2 and climate change are destroying the planet, the idea…

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Energy

Goodbye Coal

It’s got to go. There’s basically no overlooking the fact that coal releases 20% more CO2 emissions per kilowatt of energy produced…

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Climate Denial

Jeremy Clarkson finds climate bashing too tempting

Back in November 2019 last year Jeremy Clarkson, lifelong petrol-head and scourge of the environmental movement, had a ‘green’ epiphany. He spoke…

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Ecocore Progress

FPF Grant Application (Snapshot of Where We Stand)

Tell us briefly what work you want to do and what it will aim to achieve… (750 chars) Our first goal is…

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Economy

Clear Blue Skies in Lockdown

The last time so few planes were in the air was in the 3 days following the 9/11 attacks. Air traffic over…

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Reefs, rainforests, glaciers

Trillion Trees

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2020, the world’s billionaires threw their weight behind the WWF’s Trillion Trees…

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Ecocore Progress Policy

Improved Policy Proposal for UK Dept. of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

This is the submission we made to the UK Dept of BEIS in response to their call for proposals to be considered…

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Policy Economy Politics

Australian Bushfires Crisis of 2020 demands a new Political Strategy

Photo by Jack Bassingthwaighte on Unsplash The unprecedented Australian bushfires in 2020 followed the lost 2019 ‘Unloseable Climate Election’ As we enter…

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Ecocore Progress

Patreon subscriber appeal

by Adam Hardy Since the first climate talks in 1990, carbon rationing was always considered to be simply a war-time, citizen-based type…

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Climate Justice Economy Global Action Policy

Can the World Reduce CO2 Emissions Fairly? Contraction and Convergence

Our personal CO2 emissions might be produced anywhere in the world, with the modern world’s globalised supply chains. Contraction and Convergence (of…