Times are hard and when times are hard things that we took for granted when times were good become precious desirable luxuries that we can no longer enjoy when times are hard. Continue reading
Ten things that will help reduce the pace of climate change Continue reading
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Ten things that will make no difference to climate change
1. Carbon offsetting
Keep your money in your pocket.
2. Carbon Trading
You cannot use the principles of the casino to help the climate unless the house wins every time
3. The Clean Development Mechanism
No more than a good opportunity for free money for large corporations
4. Biomass burning
Keep the trees in the ground or use them for building homes so that their carbon stores are maintained
Food or fuel – you choose.
6. Carbon Sequestration
The energy output from processes using this technology (once it is invented) will mean that we need to burn more fossil fuel for the same energy equivalence.
7. Carbon Storage
One small leak and all that effort is wasted
Just too scared to take tough measures; they should visit the climate camp
Mostly a waste of time and effort.
10. Geo engineering
Playing around with things we don’t understand, but good fun.
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If you are stuck in London during the coming Bank Holiday week end you might want, if the weather is fine, to take a trip to Climate Camp at Blackheath. You can get there by bus or train, or even better take a ride on the Dockland Light Railway to Island Gardens, and then keeping George Green’s School on your left walk through the foot tunnel under the Thames and when you are through the tunnel you are in Greenwich, by the Cutty Sark, an old tea clipper. Then head left towards Wren’s Greenwich Hospital (pausing to admire its grandeur and compare it with the school building of George Green’s School on the north bank of the Thames and walk through the heath and you will come to the Climate Camp. Continue reading
Climate Camp intends to organise a “green” protest in London about the United Kingdom’s policies which are causing damage to the environment. It is not yet clear where the protest will be held; cell phones and texting allows protestors to choose a location at the last minute and get thousands of their supporters at a given location in order to protest. The publicity that the protest will generate will be significant. The Climate Camp protestors have chosen Blackheath in South East London, just across the River Thames from the forces of capitalism and banking that are ensconced in the City of London and in Docklands. There, on Blackheath, they will literally set up a camp and stay there for a week, until the 2nd of September. Continue reading
There have been three more snippets of news recently which add to our knowledge of actual climate change, but not directly necessarily to why the climate is changing so rapidly. Continue reading
The United Kingdom Government has pledged that any new nuclear power plants will be built without public subsidy. If their pledge holds good it will be a relief to those of us running solar thermal businesses; traditional energy companies enjoy advantages that those in the renewable industry have never received. Continue reading
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