Tag : Climate change

Just 0.5 °C temperature increase has a detrimental effect – the recent IPCC Report

2 days ago / 0 comments

Last week you will no doubt have heard about a powerful report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that highlights some alarming realities of the future of our planet. Interpretations of the report have been plastered across news channels and social media, alluding to the immense importance … Read More

We’re Destroying Our Planet – IPCC Report Calls for Drastic Action on Climate Change

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Climate change is in the news again. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s annual report announces yet more chilling details; there are twelve years remaining to reign in greenhouse emissions, before we face catastrophic consequences. Legitimising claims that climate change fits into the natural cycle of our planet is … Read More

Paper Straws and Lift Sharing Apps Won’t Save Us Now

1 month ago / 0 comments

Last week, the UN’s leading body of climate scientists released its report outlining the most current understanding of the impact of global warming. The starkest and most widely reported detail of the report: action must be taken within the next twelve years or we risk a potential domino effect of … Read More

Time to Move the Debate on with Climate Change

2 months ago / 0 comments

Recently, Fran Unsworth, the Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, produced a briefing note that condemned the broadcaster’s coverage of man-made climate change for being too accommodating towards the viewpoints of those who deny it exists. In general, media coverage about the existence of climate change has done nothing to … Read More

Reptile Dysfuntion: Rising Temperature Turn Turtles Female

6 months ago / 0 comments

Rising temperatures are leading to an increase in the proportion of female Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), recent studies show. Studies carried out on beaches of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia show that a striking 99% of a total 200,000 infant turtles on northern beaches are female. This is … Read More

Diesel Bans as Air Quality Standards Get Harder To Meet

8 months ago / 0 comments

Climate change is not going away. Pollution is not abating. Harmful gas emissions are not decreasing. Within the European Union, road transport is responsible for about 20% of all CO2 emissions. That’s enough for us to be asking the question: what is being done about the gas emissions from road … Read More

The Deadly impact of hurricanes

1 year ago / 0 comments

“One estimate states an astonishing $190 billion to repair the houses, infrastructure and the petrochemical plants around Houston. ” Over the summer, a stream of hurricanes have made their way through the Caribbean and contiguous US, causing devastation in their wake. These storms have given an unrelenting torrent of weather … Read More

Why the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is a disastrous decision

1 year ago / 0 comments

As a resident of planet earth, the fact that US President Donald Trump has announced imminent withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement is, quite frankly, terrifying. The agreement, reached in 2015, is the world’s first comprehensive climate agreement involving 195 countries and supported by 260 global corporations. A replacement for … Read More

The March for Science

2 years ago / 0 comments

In protest to the Trump administration’s views on climate change, science policy and their continual exclusion of scientific evidence from policy decisions, scientists organised rallies and marches in over 600 cities around the world on April 22nd. Though this event was centred on the United States, the side-lining of scientific … Read More

Let’s make sustainability sexy

2 years ago / 0 comments

New campaign to raise awareness of sustainability in Leeds uses Leonardo DiCaprio as mascot. The campaign asks the important question: “What Would Leo Do?” Leonardo DiCaprio has been picked as the mascot for a Leeds sustainability campaign as he is the UN ambassador for climate change. He recently made a … Read More