Monthly Archives: September 2020

How I’m making £40 per month, helping others reduce their carbon footprint AND doing it with next to no effort

DIY tools are big business, with sales for 2020 forecast to be worth over $30bn USD – equivalent to the GDP of Iceland!  But the majority of these tools are purchased for household use, which by all accounts isn’t very much use at all.  According to Danish researchers at Concito: Hand drills get used for approximately 18 minutes in their lifetime, whilst…

Environmentalists call on top banks to stop funding industrial-sized agriculture.

What’s Going On Here? A letter addressed to the International Monetary Fund (the IMF) and other top global financiers, signed by over 100 eco-activists including Jane Goodall and Joanna Lumley, is calling for a halt in investments to industrial-sized agricultural businesses. What Does This Mean? Farming is a major contributing factor to biodiversity loss, climate change and species extinction. Compassion in World Farming who coordinated the…

Global biodiversity results day wake up call

What’s Going On Here? A decade ago, United Nations members set 20 targets to curb the loss of biodiversity globally. The 2020 results are in and the world has failed miserably, with some saplings of success. What Does This Mean? The Global Biodiversity Outlook, published this week by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) found that natural habitats have continued to…

Greenland ice sheet melts over tipping point

What’s Going On Here? The Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) is melting at such a high rate that even if global heating were to stop today, the ice would continue to disappear. What Does This Mean? According to a new study conducted by scientists at Ohio State University, the world’s second largest ice sheet has reached a tipping point, whereby annual snowfall is…