Tag Climate Change

It really is time to put the brakes on climate change

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has produced yet another report on climate change. The report states clearly that, based on the evidence, more than 97% of climate scientists agree that human-caused climate change is happening. When… Continue Reading →

An open letter to Alex Salmond MSP on active travel

Dear Mr Salmond, You may be aware that rather a lot of people are very upset with the proposed cuts to the proportion of transport spending that goes on active travel. Active travel is a great idea, as it achieves… Continue Reading →

A storm in December

December, the darkest month of the year, is also noted for its storms, and we have just had a big one. Neighbours meeting in the street were heard to say “Aye, it’s breezy oot today”, as the wind speeds in… Continue Reading →

Should we ban Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO)?

We are regularly told that there are many dangerous chemicals which are a risk to our health, to the environment, and to the world in general. So today I would like to ask the question: should we ban Dihydrogen Monoxide… Continue Reading →

Climate Change: breaking the barriers to a low-carbon Scotland

As this is Climate Week 2011, it is a good time to look at the barriers to a low-carbon Scotland and how they can be broken down. Fortunately the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has just released a report into… Continue Reading →

A question for the climate sceptics

What if? Well what if climate change is a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing? Do we really have to be completely dependent on foreign oil, pollution, and unsustainable practices in order to have jobs? Really?… Continue Reading →

Climate Change Rap

If only the debate over Climate Change was this easy and amusing… I enjoyed this so much I shamelessly borrowed it from else where, thanks Mikael! My own work on the potential effects of climatic change can be found here,… Continue Reading →

Your views wanted on Active Travel

The Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee is holding an inquiry into “Active Travel – walking and cycling”. The Committee is keen to hear your views on walking and cycling. The Scottish Government says that it would like… Continue Reading →

Food waste and climate change.

There was a report on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning, that in Britain 6.7m tonnes of food were thrown away every year. The report went on to say “most of the waste food goes into landfill sites,… Continue Reading →

Heavy Snow

The news on the BBC has been dominated by stories about “heavy snow” affecting England and Wales. Apparently snow fall of up to 15cm (yes a whole 15cm!!) have brought large parts of England to a grinding halt. Why? When… Continue Reading →

What ever happened to Acid Rain?

Back in the 1980s the big environmental issue was Acid Rain, but now you never hear about instead all the talk is of climate change. So what ever happen to acid rain, was it real or just a myth? During… Continue Reading →

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