Climate Leadership Council-Carbon taxes Mk.2

We need to reduce carbon emissions, everybody knows that. Curbing and reducing current levels of Carbon Dioxide is pretty much the only way of reducing climate change. But how is the hard question; there have been a few attempted answers. The Climate leadership council (CLC) propose a Cap and Dividend system. Learning from the mistakes […]

Huge crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf threatens to break off into the sea

Science has warned us over and over again: climate change is real. It is happening now, and with every passing year, we can witness the slow, inevitable approaching change that glares over us. Make no mistake, I am not referring to some obscure Hollywood apocalyptic scenario; no… The change is much more subtle but no less terrifying. […]

Your wine and climate change

Just when you thought climate change couldn’t get any worse. Ocean acidification, sea-level rise, hurricanes, we know what we’re in for, correct? Well, if you are – like me – a wine enthusiast, you’re in for yet another dissapointment. A word of advice: start stocking up now. Until recently, the wine industry had greatly benefited from […]

COP21: Historic Deal Reached at UN Summit on Climate Change

Leaders and negotiators from almost 200 countries reached an unprecedented agreement on global climate change in Paris on Saturday (12th December 2015) after years of fruitless attempts to create a legally binding deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Representatives from the political and business worlds are already hailing the deal a success, with U.S. President […]

COP 21: The Upcoming U.N. Climate Summit in Paris

A potentially historic U.N. Climate Change Summit will take place later this month in Paris. Negotiators from nearly 200 nations will gather in the city on the 30th November, which will mark the start of two weeks of talks aimed at securing a global agreement to reduce climate pollution. The overall aim of the talks […]

Mathematics Tackles Climate Change

Our methods for tackling climate change got a mathematical make-over this summer thanks to Dr Samuel Johnson, from the University of Warwick’s Mathematics Institute. He published a paper that outlined the way in which game theory (a sector of mathematics) could be used by countries to increase cooperation – a method called “targeted punishment” — and help […]

Tiny Robots Could Suck Carbon Dioxide from the Oceans

Tiny machines, smaller than the width of a single human hair, have been designed at the University of California, San Diego, that could be used to rid the oceans of carbon dioxide pollution, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. The team of researchers, led by distinguished nanoengineering professor and chair Joseph Wang, have […]

China and US Reach Historic Climate Change Agreement

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have both set new climate change goals for their countries after they met in Beijing earlier this week. The two countries are currently the highest contributors to greenhouse gases and combined produce about 45% of the world’s carbon dioxide.[1] Barack Obama has set a goal for […]

EU Leaders Agree on Landmark Emissions Cuts

After heated discussions at the Brussels summit last week, EU leaders have reached a landmark decision to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 % by 2030. An agreement has also been reached that the use of renewable energy should be boosted to 27 % within the total energy mix and that energy efficiency must be increased […]

Flying Robot soon to tackle climate change!

Written by Catherine Parkinson  ‘Climate change’ is a fixation of scientific interest, a point of daily disputes and refutations, and an entity which provides us with often contradictory sets of data. As such the most accurate and up-to-date equipment is required in order to measure and interpret what climate change, if any, is occurring on […]

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