Climate Change

Why Fridays at school might never be the same again

What’s Going On Here? This Friday (15th March) is set to be the biggest in a series of ‘School strikes for climate.’ The growing movement of embattled youngsters forcing world leaders to take action on climate change. School Children Strike Back Hundreds of thousands of children across 98 countries are expected to down their pencils & fountain pens this Friday. Inspired by…

Oh pollocks! UK Mackerel stripped of its sustainable status

What’s Going On Here? UK mackerel, once considered a sustainable option for fish-eaters, has been stripped of its sustainable status after years of overfishing. What Does This Mean? The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) came to the decision after a huge drop in mackerel stocks. According to The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), stocks have dropped over 2 million tonnes in…

How A Lick Of Paint Will Help You Live Longer

What’s Going On Here? The star of the show at Ecobuild 2018 was Airlite photocatalytic paint which improves air quality both inside and outside buildings. What Does This Mean? To start with: Photocatalytic = Photo (light) + catalytic (speeds up a reaction) So… by activating natural antioxidants in the air, the paint helps to capture and destroy pollutants like nitrogen oxides (using light). Lab tests suggest 100m2 of…

The Most Sustainable Winter Olympics Ever?

What’s Going On Here? The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics lasted just over 2 weeks and generated around 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. That’s more than Barbados produces in a year. So how were these the Olympics most sustainable Winter games ever? The answer: Carbon offsetting. What Does This Mean? Carbon offsetting allows people to invest in environmental projects around the world to…

Coral Bleaching Claimed as ‘Fake News’

What’s Going On Here? A British journalist, James Delingpole, has denounced to the world that news regarding bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef was “just a fake news lie designed to promote the climate alarmist agenda.” What Does This Mean? Reacting badly to an article in the Washington Post entitled “Humans are killing the Great Barrier Reef…” James Delingpole hit out at…

Polar Ice Levels Reach Record Low

What’s Going On Here? Data from NASA, NOAA and the National Snow & Ice Data Center has confirmed that 2017 has set a new record for the lack of winter ice in both the Artic and Antartic. What Does This Mean? Since 1979, satellites have continuously been measuring the levels of sea ice at both the Artic and Antarctic. The image below…