Boris Johnson’s Christmas break from Climate Change
Why ‘Flight Shaming’ is the wrong approach
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 […]
Can the Government really stop climate change?
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, […]
Do I have to give up meat and dairy to tackle climate change?
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 […]
Is “Farage Warming” a thing?
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 […]
With a scorching hot Bank Holiday weekend just behind us, it seems hard to imagine we were only recently locked deep in the coldest winter since time began*. Prominent climate change deniers like Nigel Farage were quick to point at the snow and ice to imply that climate change was somehow not real – maybe just […]