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particulate pollution

Last week I wrote a short blog on what I thought the three most pressing environmental problems were.  For all three I gave a brief assessment on the will to deal with them.  In no particular order I decided to … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – climate change is bad for your health

Climate change is bad for your health.  The whole of the northern hemisphere has been suffering from a heatwave this summer.  The technical cause is the path of the jetstream.  However the path of this is affected by other factors … Continue reading

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Three pressing environmental problems

Hearing an article on the news on plastics the other day got me thinking about I thought were the three pressing environmental problems.  I came up with plastic pollution,  Climate change (obviously) and particulate pollution.  I’m going to have a … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – land value tax

This site supports all sorts of tax reforms, a citizens income, a carbon ration and also a land value tax.  What has the land value tax got to do with the environment?  I’ll come to that but first a brief … Continue reading

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Does cycling racing success encourage cycling?

Does cycling racing success encourage cycling in everyday life?  This is the question I’ve been thinking about since Geraint Thomas won the tour.  It seems to be question that not many people are either thinking about or have an answer … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – climate change and mental health

Climate change is regarded as a threat to all sorts of things, civilisation itself, wine, beer, skiing….  Now there is said to be a link between climate change and mental health.  So far there has been too little action.  You … Continue reading

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Renewable energy investment

Somewhere recently I read that renewable energy investment had stalled and according to the latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) this is true.  Overall energy investment declined (which is in itself surprising).  By 2% in real terms.  But … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – indirect gadget energy use

I’ve been reminded about indirect gadget energy use this week.  I’ve blogged on this before but the article I read was a real eye opener.   Here are some of the claims. Soon data centres will have a bigger carbon footprint … Continue reading

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Insect Armageddon

I’ve been thinking about insect armageddon a bit over the last few days.  With one of these rare very hot summers (by that I mean no rain and consistent sunny days) I have been out in the garden a lot.  … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – new uses for roads

People are coming up with new uses for roads apart from for driving.  I heard this week of a researcher in India who is experimenting with using plastic combined with tarmac to build road surfaces.  Whilst this is not a … Continue reading

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