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Solar-enhanced Biodiversity!

So who’d have thought it: solar power is good for biodiversity! Or, to be a little bit more accurate, ‘well-designed and well-managed’ solar parks are good for biodiversity. I know that as a result of reading the latest report from the Solar Trade Association – ‘The Natural Capital Value of……

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Our Next PM: a Guaranteed Climate Emergency in the Making!

This is going to be my last word on climate matters for a while – and only because I can’t stop myself thinking about what this country’s next Prime Minister will be doing to respond to Parliament’s newly-declared climate emergency. Worth dwelling on that: it’s our Parliament that declared the…

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The Climate Emergency Continuum: from Bad to Cataclysmic

I’m pretty attuned to being on the receiving end of regular apocalypse-fixes. But even for me, Monday last week (20/5) was a tough one, with a new research report indicating that the worst case sea-level rise by 2100 has now been assessed at a possible two metres. Previously, it was thought to be…

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A Great Big Shout-Out to Extinction Rebellion!

What a fortnight! To have the utterly remarkable Greta Thunberg here in the UK for a couple of days was so inspiring. Her ‘truth to power’ take-down of UK parliamentarians, reducing the sanctimonious Michael Gove to the role of penitent schoolboy caught out in his pathetic lies, was impeccably…

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Antarctica’s Front Line on Climate Change Research

At the end of last year, I was fortunate enough to have a trip down to Antarctica, to look at some of the climate-related research work being done by Antarctica New Zealand, and part-funded by Air New Zealand, our principal Partner in New Zealand. It as an amazing experience, and I've done an…

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Sustainable Palm Oil: If you Want to End Deforestation, Stick to the Facts!

I hate to have to say this, but James Corden and Bill Bailey have allowed themselves to be duped by an unholy combination of NGOs and naïve retailers. I’m referring, of course, to the controversy over a recent film made by Greenpeace to highlight the continuing plight of orangutans in Indonesia and…

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