Boris Johnson’s Christmas break from Climate Change
Can the Government really stop climate change?
There has been a bit of controversy over Boris Johnson’s Christmas holiday away from the UK. It seems unclear who actually paid for his £15,000 stay in a villa in the Grenadines. Leaving this story aside, it is also worth noting the carbon footprint of the PM’s holiday. According to www.Atmosfair.de, a first class return flight […]
Why does three tonnes matter?
The actress and climate activist Emma Thompson got a bit of flack last week for flying from the US to join the Extinction Rebellion climate change protests. For me, this throws the issues into sharp focus. Extinction Rebellion Just in case you missed it, Extinction Rebellion are using direct non-violent resistance to demand that the […]
Syria: caught between fossil fuels and climate change
We – the human race – currently pump 53 gigatonnes of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere each year. This gas mostly comes from burning coal, oil and gas, although clearing forests, agriculture and producing cement also have big roles. So, every time we fire up the central heating, or the car, or the TV, or […]
Syria has been in the news almost constantly over the past seven years as the scene of many atrocities and endless suffering. The early uprisings of the ‘Arab Spring’ – against brutal government actions and the spiralling cost of living – quickly developed into all out civil war, with international support for both sides from […]