Three by 30 https://threeby30.co.uk Climate change action in line with the science Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:38:01 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Boris Johnson’s Christmas break from Climate Change https://threeby30.co.uk/boris-johnsons-christmas-break-from-climate-change/ https://threeby30.co.uk/boris-johnsons-christmas-break-from-climate-change/#respond Fri, 14 Feb 2020 07:57:09 +0000 https://threeby30.co.uk/?p=6671 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 […]

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Take the Three Tonne Challenge. How climate friendly are you? https://threeby30.co.uk/take-the-three-tonne-challenge-how-climate-friendly-are-you/ https://threeby30.co.uk/take-the-three-tonne-challenge-how-climate-friendly-are-you/#respond Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:44:57 +0000 https://livelight.online/?p=6327 We all want to do as much as possible to stop climate change. But it can be hard to know what to do for the best.  Take our three tonne challenge and find out where you can make the biggest difference  in stopping climate change, and what more we need to do. It only takes […]

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Why ‘Flight Shaming’ is the wrong approach https://threeby30.co.uk/why-flight-shaming-is-the-wrong-approach/ https://threeby30.co.uk/why-flight-shaming-is-the-wrong-approach/#respond Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:22:02 +0000 https://www.livelight.online/?p=6034 The awareness of how much damage flying does to the environment has been growing for years. More recently, this awareness has given risen to the new social phenonenom of ‘flight shaming’. This ‘shame’ arises where people feel bad about the damage they know they are causing, rather than being shamed by hoards of angry placard-waving, […]

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Can the Government really stop climate change? https://threeby30.co.uk/can-the-government-really-stop-climate-change/ https://threeby30.co.uk/can-the-government-really-stop-climate-change/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:15:54 +0000 https://www.livelight.online/?p=5971 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 […]

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How a three tonne carbon footprint can save you £16,000+ a year https://threeby30.co.uk/three-tonne-cash-savings/ https://threeby30.co.uk/three-tonne-cash-savings/#respond Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:24:53 +0000 https://www.livelight.online/?p=5848 There are huge savings to be made from reducing our carbon footprint. Regular readers will know that I saved in excess of £90,000 in just six years, on a pretty average salary in this way. If you have completed the Three Tonne Challenge, you will have an idea of how much you can potentially save […]

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Why does three tonnes matter? https://threeby30.co.uk/why-does-three-tonnes-matter/ https://threeby30.co.uk/why-does-three-tonnes-matter/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 12:08:58 +0000 https://www.livelight.online/?p=5599 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 […]

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What is the carbon footprint of 1 gigabyte of Internet data? https://threeby30.co.uk/what-is-the-carbon-footprint-of-1-gigabyte-of-internet-data/ https://threeby30.co.uk/what-is-the-carbon-footprint-of-1-gigabyte-of-internet-data/#respond Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:27:10 +0000 http://livelight.online/?p=93 I’ve been reading a lot recently about how our rapidly growing reliance on web apps is using more resources and impacting on climate change. At the same time, the usual questions that I always have around “how much is down to me?” and “what can I do about it?” seem to go unanswered. Heck, it’s […]

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Do I have to give up meat and dairy to tackle climate change: part two https://threeby30.co.uk/do-i-have-to-give-up-meat-and-dairy-to-tackle-climate-change-part-two/ https://threeby30.co.uk/do-i-have-to-give-up-meat-and-dairy-to-tackle-climate-change-part-two/#respond Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:44:37 +0000 https://www.livelight.online/?p=5240 My previous post on whether it was necessary to give up meat and dairy to tackle climate change produced a pretty adverse reaction from some of my vegan and vegetarian friends. It was never my intention to upset anyone, and I apologise unreservedly if I did. I feel that the message has got lost in the […]

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Do I have to give up meat and dairy to tackle climate change? https://threeby30.co.uk/climate-change-meat-dairy/ https://threeby30.co.uk/climate-change-meat-dairy/#respond Fri, 08 Jun 2018 10:50:54 +0000 https://www.livelight.online/?p=5185 This week saw the publication of new research on the global impact of farming methods. It’s a serious, in-depth study that underlines not only the contribution of farming to climate change, but also its wider impact on water, land and air.  It highlights the devastating and rapidly growing environmental cost of beef and dairy farming […]

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Syria: caught between fossil fuels and climate change https://threeby30.co.uk/syria-caught-between-fossil-fuels-and-climate-change/ https://threeby30.co.uk/syria-caught-between-fossil-fuels-and-climate-change/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 15:05:53 +0000 https://www.livelight.online/?p=4900 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 […]

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