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How to communicate climate change

How do you communicate climate change?  This is a question that I have talked about with concerned friends for many years.  Last night I went to a joint eco-congregation/TEARFUND event where Katherine Hayhoe and Alistair Macintosh were the main speakers.  … Continue reading

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global climate emissions set to increase

Global climate emissions are set to increase this year by 2%.  This is an unexpected, unwelcome surprise and is thought to be due to China.  EU and other developed country emissions have dropped, but by less than was expected.  The … Continue reading

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New national forest charter

You’ve heard of the Magna Carta probably but have you heard of the forest charter?  The Magna Carta was forced on King John of England in 1215 and is thought of as one the foundations of democratic rights.  A couple of … Continue reading

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Is there any such thing as a sustainable holiday?

Is there any such thing as a sustainable holiday?  The answer is of course no.  Every human activity has some environmental effect and the great majority of these are negative.   Tourism has been in  the news a lot recently with … Continue reading

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Electric aircraft

One thing we thought as impossible when we wrote our book was the idea of electric aircraft.  This was for one very good reason.  The weight of the batteries would preclude (with a conventional aircraft design) anyone getting in the … Continue reading

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Psalm 104

Last week my homegroup did an SU harvest activity based around Psalm 104.  We have done this before. I cut flowers from the garden (almost at the end of the season) and picked up some faller apples and got people … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- solar power stormin

Solar power is stormin.  So say  the international energy agency this week.  Its now the fastest growing energy source. Its growth will be the fastest of any energy source up until 2022. Recent growth of solar power has been faster … Continue reading

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40 years of cycling

Our local cycle lobbying group spokes is celebrating 40 years of cycling (or lobbying).  2017 being one of these years when there seem to be lots of anniversaries.  This is also coincidentally about the same time I have been cycling … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – what’s the best way of dealing with high energy prices?

What’s the best way of dealing with high energy prices?  That was the discussion on the BBC radio 4 Today programme this morning.  Is it some kind of cap on high energy prices as suggested by both government and opposition. … Continue reading

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Is planting trees a good idea?

Is planting trees a good idea?  Recently its been announced that to counter Donald Trumps decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change treaty.  A group of people in New Zealand has started an on-line pledge page … Continue reading

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