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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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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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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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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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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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One thing we have learnt this week – carbon dividends

Here’s an idea I’ve not heard about before – carbon dividends.  Broadly speaking polls show most Americans do believe in climate change.  There is also clearly some concern amongst Republicans about Trump pulling out of Paris.  They are both losing … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – BP moves into electric vehicles

BP moves into electric vehicles (or charging).  One of the big complaints about the oil companies is that they either ignore the renewables scene, or do token amounts of it.  This week BP has bought the UK’s largest electric car … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – car free days

Car free days are getting more and more popular all over the world.   Paris even held one in 2016.  Edinburgh held one yesterday.  I was at work having got there on my normal car method of cycling so took no … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – women won’t cycle

Women won’t cycle.  Or women women won’t cycle enough, that is the finding from a sustrans survey this week.  The survey was carried out in a number of British cites including Edinburgh.  12% 0f women cycle at least once compared … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – an act of nuclear folly

In an act of nuclear folly the UK government has indicated that they will take a stake in the Horizon reactor project on the Isle of Anglesey.  There have been rumours of this in the press for a while.  Its … Continue reading

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