Classical music is one of the greatest joys on our planet and that we need to make changes in order to keep it that way

Classical concerts consume energy in several ways: patrons traveling to the venue, the concert hall's lighting and heating costs, and the artist traveling via plane, car or bus to venues across the country or even the globe. While environmental activism and support is shown by performers and composers, there are ways in which music appreciators … Continue reading Classical music is one of the greatest joys on our planet and that we need to make changes in order to keep it that way

As the climate crisis gets more deadly, the finger is pointing at the oil industry

In a news item compiled by The Energy Mix staff, one meeting in Edinburgh recently showed the sharpness of the positions of climate campaigners and the oil industry. Please read on. This reflects the tensions that are not going to change significantly in the near future. This shows many of the issues of the carbon-neutral … Continue reading As the climate crisis gets more deadly, the finger is pointing at the oil industry

Ecological threats will lead to widespread conflict and mass migration unless significant efforts are made to limit the damage

A new report published this week concluded that ecological threats will lead to widespread conflict and mass migration without significant efforts to limit the damage. Alistair Walsh discusses the findings of the report in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   Conflict being driven by ecological damage, report finds  Ecological threats will lead to widespread conflict and … Continue reading Ecological threats will lead to widespread conflict and mass migration unless significant efforts are made to limit the damage

World leaders need a more complete picture of the complexity before embarking on the construction of a global carbon removal industry

Johanna Forster, Lecturer in Environment and International Development at the University of East Anglia and Naomi Vaughan, Senior Lecturer in Climate Change at the University of East Anglia, in an article on The Conversation website, discuss the problems that need to be overcome if there is to be a global carbon removal industry.   A … Continue reading World leaders need a more complete picture of the complexity before embarking on the construction of a global carbon removal industry

A new ranking of the planet’s largest polluters has Canada in the top 10 for total emissions

As we prepare for COP26 starting in the next few weeks, it is important to get a grasp on some of the countries that really need to increase their efforts to reach net zero. John Woodside writes on the National Observer website that on a per capita basis, depending how one counts it, Canada is … Continue reading A new ranking of the planet’s largest polluters has Canada in the top 10 for total emissions

Climate change academics from some of the regions worst hit by global warming are struggling to be published

Researchers from the Carbon Brief website examined the backgrounds of around 1,300 authors involved in the 100 most cited climate change research papers from 2016-2020. They found that some 90% of these scientists were affiliated with academic institutions from North America, Europe or Australia. Matt McGrath discusses the findings of the report in an article … Continue reading Climate change academics from some of the regions worst hit by global warming are struggling to be published

Calls for Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, to help the finance world do better to address climate change

Catherine Abreu writes on the National Observer website that Mark Carney has a key role in ensuring the financial community raise their efforts in addressing climate change as we head towards COP26 in Glasgow in a few weeks.   Mark Carney needs to raise the bar on climate action for financial institutions Mark Carney is … Continue reading Calls for Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, to help the finance world do better to address climate change

Can solar geoengineering help us address climate change?

The last chance to stop global warming — or a delusion of grandeur? Scientists are working on innovative ways to artificially cool the planet. Tim Schauenberg discusses three possible ideas in an article on the Deutsche Welle website. Solar geoengineering: Can we cool the planet? "There is no doubt that humans are able to artificially … Continue reading Can solar geoengineering help us address climate change?

European Central Bank climate stress tests show the challenges ahead

The stress test published Wednesday compiled data gathered on more than 4 million companies worldwide and 1,600 banks in the 19-country eurozone where the ECB sets monetary policy. The broad takeaway was that an orderly and swift transition “to minimize costs and maximize benefits outweighs short-term cost of transition to zero-carbon economy over the medium … Continue reading European Central Bank climate stress tests show the challenges ahead

How solar panels provide new prospects for agriculture

Solar panels generate electricity in the fields, helping both farmers and climate protection. Gero Rueter of Deutsche Welle recently visited a German solar farm and discusses what this means for the agriculture sector.   Farmers reap double benefits with solar power in fields Fabian Karthaus grew up with solar energy. "My father built the first … Continue reading How solar panels provide new prospects for agriculture