Category Archives: climate change

Green Lemons

One of the big supermarkets in the UK has decided to sell green lemons.  These are exactly the same as yellow lemons apparently, but we expect them to be yellow.  Or the supermarkets think we expect them to be yellow?  … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – shipping emissions

Shipping emissions account for about 2% of global carbon.  This is the same as flying.  Most ships now are powered by vast diesel engines and the particulate emissions are high, which is a problem in ports.  Under the Paris climate … Continue reading

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Is the weather getting worse?

Is the weather getting worse?!  This is the question I have pondering for somewhile.  What I mean by this is it getting duller.  I have had two PV systems on my roof for some years and the output is dropping … Continue reading

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BP energy outlook – another look

Another look at the BP energy outlook.  One thing that used to be said by climate sceptics was there was no point in doing anything about climate change since China was producing so much more pollution.  Its an argument I … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Renewable heat

Renewable heat is one of the biggest problems facing the environmentally sustainable economy.  That’s why governments worldwide have concentrated on switching to renewable electricity.  There are plenty of options which in this latter area that work well and as we … Continue reading

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Sustainable energy update – part 2

Last week I blogged on a sustainable energy update on  the book”Sustainable Energy — without the hot air” by the late Professor David JC MacKay.  The blog post became too long so I’ve split it in two.  Here continues another … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – windpower may decrease

Windpower may decrease.  That’s the message this week in Nature.  We know that climate change will affect the weather.  A group this week have predicted it will lower wind speeds in most places. Using the same climate models from the … Continue reading

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Big data energy bill

Big data energy bill.  The amount of energy the internet is responsible for is increasing.  This is a hidden amount of energy that we do not think about.  In 2009 someone claimed that each google search produced 7g of CO2.  … Continue reading

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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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