Climate change: the psychology of procrastinating

Unlike reports of a stabbing or terror incident, information about the dangers of the climate crisis can leave some of us cold. Natasha Preskey asks climate psychologists why in an article on the Independent website.   Why aren’t we more afraid of global warming? The psychology of procrastinating on climate change “I don’t expect to … Continue reading Climate change: the psychology of procrastinating

Lessons learned from recent Texas disaster

The frigid disaster unfolding in Texas is being seen as a warning to urgently assess the resilience of key systems like electricity to the risks posed by the climate crisis. Carl Meyer discusses the issues in an article on the National Observer website.   Texas disaster shows need for climate audits of power grids, experts … Continue reading Lessons learned from recent Texas disaster

Global action Is very far from what’s needed to avert climate chaos

New climate pledges submitted to the United Nations would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by less a fraction of what is needed, the UN announced. Fiona Harvey explains in an article on The Guardian website.   CO2 emissions: nations' pledges 'far away' from Paris target, says UN The first assessment of countries’ pledges to cut their … Continue reading Global action Is very far from what’s needed to avert climate chaos

Shareholders calling for business to take climate change more seriously

Simon Jessop, Matthew Green and Ross Kerber write on the Reuters website that investors are pushing companies to accelerate their actions on climate change. This is a good, detailed article that should be read.   Show us the plan: Investors push companies to come clean on climate In the past, shareholder votes on the environment … Continue reading Shareholders calling for business to take climate change more seriously

Parents call for urgent action on climate change to give kids “better chance at a livable future

We have heard from Greta Thunberg and many others raising the voice of youth to demand greater action on climate change. Now in Canada we have a parents’ national network raising their voice. Bianne Whyte, one of the parents and organisers, explains in an article on the National Observer website.   Parents want Canada’s climate … Continue reading Parents call for urgent action on climate change to give kids “better chance at a livable future

Retrofitting buildings starts with what you already have

A good article on the Propmodo website provides a good message about our climate goals and buildings. It says we cannot build our way to meet our sustainability goals. It goes on that there is a growing number of tools to help refurbish and renew existing buildings and cities are paying attention to this. What … Continue reading Retrofitting buildings starts with what you already have

Recent study shows energy-intensive industries failing to meet long-term Paris climate objectives

Only 14% of publicly listed companies in the steel, cement, aluminum, paper and mining sector are on track to meet the Paris Agreement’s 2°C climate target, according to a report by the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), a global investor group supported by the UN. Still, some European companies offer hope, Lukas Scheid reports on the … Continue reading Recent study shows energy-intensive industries failing to meet long-term Paris climate objectives

New scheme launched in Seville to produce an entirely different kind of juice from the unwanted oranges: electricity

Having been to Seville, the oranges are delicious. Yet now unwanted oranges that fall on streets will  be used to use the methane produced as the fruit ferments to generate clean electricity. Stephen Burgen explains in an article on The Guardian website.   'A role model': how Seville is turning leftover oranges into electricity In … Continue reading New scheme launched in Seville to produce an entirely different kind of juice from the unwanted oranges: electricity

New EEA briefing on ensuring that chemicals make a positive contribution to society without harming the environment and people’s health

The recent European Union chemicals strategy for sustainability aims to ensure that chemicals make a positive contribution to society without harming the environment and people’s health. A European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing, published earlier this month, describes key approaches to make chemicals and products safe and sustainable by design, before they enter the market.   … Continue reading New EEA briefing on ensuring that chemicals make a positive contribution to society without harming the environment and people’s health

The benefits of regenerative grazing

Regenerative grazing can store more carbon in soils in the form of roots and other plant tissues. Henry Fountain discusses how much it can really help the fight against climate change in an article on The New York Times website.   A Different Kind of Land Management: Let the Cows Stomp Adam Isaacs stood surrounded … Continue reading The benefits of regenerative grazing