Climate Change

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…

Can concrete really be sustainable?

What’s Going On Here? Concrete – which has been called the most destructive material on Earth – is getting a green makeover… What Does This Mean? Concrete companies around the world are working to create a lower emission material that will be less harmful to the planet. Pioneering experiments include injecting carbon dioxide into the concrete to lock it in and keep the greenhouse gas out…

Greenwashing detectors at the ready: How to stay sceptical in the year of corporate climate pledges

What’s Going On Here? This week Amazon announced a 2-billion-dollar Climate Pledge to achieve zero carbon by 2040. The venture capital fund will power development into green operations across multiple industries, including transportation and logistics, energy generation, storage and utilisation, manufacturing and materials, circular economy, and food and agriculture. Pretty extensive eh? What Does This Mean? This year we’ll see an onslaught of environmental…

What is this article a-boat anyway? World Oceans Day

What’s Going On Here? On Monday 8th June we celebrated World Oceans Day – established in 1922 to help protect our blue planet. This year, the global movement is calling on world leaders to protect 30% of oceans by 2030. Let-Minnow Some More… This initiative called 30×30 is designed to help safeguard at least 30% of our oceans through a network of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) that…

For all you eco-conscious bookworms…

What’s Going On Here? Surprise surprise…the greenest way to read is by borrowing books from libraries, sharing them with friends and donating those you’ve already read! What Does This Mean? With all this time on our hands (don’t worry I won’t be mentioning the C word), I’m sure a lot of us are intending to read more. Indeed, what better time to…

Being a Better Business…is corporate climate action on the rise?

What’s Going On Here? First BP, then Coca Cola, now Amazon – in the past week the corporates have been making the headlines as they announce new strategies to positively impact people and the planet! What Does This Mean? BP – aka the big fossil fuel giant that was not-so-long-ago found to have been funnelling millions of ££ into lobbying against climate policy – made headlines last week…