Quick evaluation the Earth’s health

The Fall has come! That beautiful period of the year when nature starts to slowly retreat is finally among us. Summer holidays are gone, and humans, as well as animals, are preparing for the long nights of winter. In this period of the year, it is always good to check out satellite images of theContinue reading “Quick evaluation the Earth’s health”

4 environmental reasons why Donald Trump should not get the Nobel Peace Prize

My morning routine is pretty much the same as any other pothead you might know. You wake up, postpone the alarm and then you’re late for everything you set that alarm for the evening before. Business as usual they’d say. But not today: today I nearly choked on my morning coffee while waiting for theContinue reading “4 environmental reasons why Donald Trump should not get the Nobel Peace Prize”

Last week summary

31 August – 6 September Following the public statement of Labour Leader Keir Starmer, who last week defined climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion as a criminal gang “characterised by violence or the threat of violence and by the use of bribery and corruption”, the group replied saying that the accusation are ridiculous and disrespectfulContinue reading “Last week summary”

The daily pill (with survey)

Plastic bags to double their price in April 2021 in the UK: they will cost 10p. It has been announced as an additional step to tackle plastic pollution. However, every April with the beginning of the tax year, minimum wage and taxes (therefore prices) go up to keep up with the inflation, so it couldContinue reading “The daily pill (with survey)”

B. Gates: How we’ll move around in a clean, green future

Image © forbes.com The pandemic has also reminded us how much innovation is needed to prevent a climate disaster. The best numbers I have seen estimate that the economic slowdown due to COVID-19 reduced global emissions by around 8 percent. That’s not nothing, but the austerity that got us there obviously isn’t sustainable. […] So,Continue reading “B. Gates: How we’ll move around in a clean, green future”

Last week summary

17 – 23 August As a result of COVID-19, the Earth’s Overshoot Day was postponed by 3 weeks this year, 22nd of August compared to the 29th of July last year. This is the day where we consume all the resources that our Planet is able to regenerate in a year, an important indicator ofContinue reading “Last week summary”

The catastrophe of Mauritius

On the 25th of July 2020, a Japanese bulk carrier, carrying an estimated 4000 tonnes of oil, has run on a coral reef of the coast of Mauritius island. After nearly a month of investigation and responses, it is time we give our say and analyze this threat, as always, together. The island Mauritius isContinue reading “The catastrophe of Mauritius”

What’s the carbon wedges approach?

Climate change is a complicated issue. Its reasons are to be found across different disciplines and become clear only when approaching them with a wide knowledge of multiple topics. This could discourage many of us but is there a way to make this approach simpler? Let’s find out, as always, together. Explanation In case youContinue reading “What’s the carbon wedges approach?”

Are ruminants evil?

Ever since we started to understand the impact we are having on our Planet, many reasons have come to light. Some seemed more obvious than others, but what struck me most at the beginning was the impact that ruminants have on the environment. Are they evil? Let’s find out, as always, together. Ruminants are mammalsContinue reading “Are ruminants evil?”

What’s the rebound effect?

Every time our species has faced a disfunction or an opportunity to improve existing technology, it has been done so. Throughout millennia, our society has grown as a consequence of these improvements, confident enough that we were better than before. Has it always been the case? Let’s find out, as always, together. From the past…Continue reading “What’s the rebound effect?”