In a recent article from the Open Access journal Nature Communications, authors Yann Robiou du Pont & Malte Meinshausen describe the global warming outcomes from the emission pledges made by most of the world at COP21, the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015. They have created models that detail what type of world we would … More How much has the country you live in pledged for the climate?
It is a pretty legitimate question in this day and age. The Earth is under unprecedented stresses from its human population. Earth Overshoot Day in 2017 was on August 2nd (the day each year we use up the annual output of renewable resources produced by the planet). Temperatures are on the rise (this visualisation by … More When will we reach peak stuff?
I was having a conversation with a few colleagues of mine some months back about how the lights are ALWAYS left on in the toilets at work when unoccupied. I had been turning them off most of the time but invariably they’d be on again next time, even at the end of the day or on … More ‘If the lights are left on in the bathroom you know a Norwegian was the last person to use it’
There has been some fantastic news coming out of the UK recently. I subscribed a couple of years back to the online magazine/blog RenewEconomy (much more active than me!) which alerted me to an article on the UK. In short, it reported on how the country had witnessed a drop in carbon emissions of 9% … More The impressive results of UK decarbonisation. And the opposite situation in Aus
For a period of nearly 6 years I called Melbourne home. Melbourne is based in the state of Victoria. In 2011 the Victorian state government implemented a new law making it effectively impossible to develop new wind turbines in the state. The conservative Liberal-National government enacted a new planning law allowing anyone within 2km of a … More Wind Energy in Denmark