Category Archives: One thing we have learnt this week

One thing we have learnt this week – climate action

As the climate change talks in Poland grind on climate action is at risk.  Governments worldwide are not doing enough.  It looks like CO2 emissions for this year are going to be at new high.  After no increase for a … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – rewilding

I decided to blog on something a bit different this week, rewilding.  I read an article on the re-introduction of Pine Martins into the Forest of Dean.  This is a small example of rewilding which covers a wide range of … Continue reading

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Ionic wind powered flight

I read an interesting news report on ionic wind powered flight this week.  I like most people have never heard of such a thing.  I was going to do a blog on a report on hard to cut carbon intensive … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – gas extraction and earthquakes

I watched a fascinating and worrying report on channel4 this week on gas extraction and earthquakes, in of all places Holland.  The first really major hydrocarbon finds in Western Europe post WWII were made in Holland.  I remember studying it … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Is nuclear dead?

Is nuclear dead? Yes is the short answer.  The longer answer is slightly more nuanced.  This week Toshiba abandoned plans for a new nuclear power plant at Moorside near Sellafield.  Its not really a surprise.  The project has looked half … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – food from air

George Monbiot wrote an article on a weird sounding idea “food from air” in the Guardian this week.  All bacteria need an energy source (a source of electrons).  Most bacteria also need a carbon source (usually the same molecule e.g. … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – which source of power is cheapest?

Which source of power is cheapest?  That question was raised this week when the green MP Caroline Lucas claimed onshore wind (which is effectively banned in England) was the cheapest source of electricity.  This got the BBC’s fact check to … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – food deserts

We have learnt this week that more than a million people in the UK live in food deserts.  These are poorer places where either a lack of transport or supermarkets or other food shops make the purchase of healthy food … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – new measure of wellbeing

The green party in England and Wales wants a new measure of wellbeing they have announced this week.  Since GDP has captured economics in the modern age some people have been searching for a better measure of happiness and economic … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – we need to talk about endless growth

We need to talk about endless growth.  George Monbiot wrote a typically provocative article this week looking at the idea of endless economic growth and the damage it would do to the planet. I don’t agree with everything he writes … Continue reading

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