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Psychology Economy Money

Will I Leave The World A Better Place?

My moral line in the sand was always that I should leave the world a better place than I found it. I…

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Climate Science

Definition of Carbon Footprint

The simple definition of carbon footprint: a measure usually in kilos or tonnes of the carbon dioxide or CO2 emissions that result…

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Money Energy Podcast

Crowd-funded Green Investing with Abundance Investments MD Bruce Davis

Abundance Investments is a crowd-funding platform that lets people finance green infrastructure. Bruce Davis is joint managing director. He has great experience…

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Climate Justice Economy Energy Personal Carbon Trading Policy

How A Carbon Currency and Markets can work for Climate Justice

The BBC started this train of thought about a carbon currency recently with an article describing how the world’s wealthiest are at…

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Money Economy

Abundance Q&A on their Sustainable Investments

I recently put some savings into bonds using the UK’s Abundance platform which offers various methods of sustainable investment. At that point,…

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Policy Climate Justice Economy

Compte Carbone in France also Want to See a Carbon Currency

Compte Carbone is a French NGO that promotes carbon quota or rationing frameworks as the preferential climate policy over regulatory or taxation…

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Transport Money

Desperate for a Low Emissions Holiday?

It’s Lockdown III in London, UK, everyone is desperate to get out and I’m looking for a low emissions holiday. There are…

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Money

Green Investing with an Abundance ISA

Abundance Investments is ulta-green investing. They have been around for a few years now and are one of the “Best Buys” in…

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Carbon Capture Climate Denial Policy Trees

Carbon Offsetting: sucks CO2 out of the atmosphere, or just sucks?

Houston, we have a problem. With the governments of the world aiming for “Net Zero by 2050” to rescue our climate but…

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Housing Podcast Policy

UK Schools need Low Carbon Buildings

I talk to Robin Nicholson, who is an architect at Cullinan Studios, an architecture co-operative which has been designing innovative low carbon…

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Policy Energy Housing Podcast Transport

The Cumbria Coal Mine Debacle, UK Climate Policy & Other Snafus – with Chris Friedler of Decarbonise Now

Chris Friedler is a UK environmental lobbyist with Decarbonise Now with an extensive working knowledge of the UK climate policy – if…

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Transport Economy Energy

Growth of Low Carbon Freight on UK Railways during COVID-19

The drop in passenger numbers on trains due to COVID-19 is boosting UK low carbon freight – they’re running 10% longer trains,…

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Podcast Climate Justice

What is Climate Justice?

Kelo Uchendu is a student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, an activist pushing for Climate Justice and an organiser of the…

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History Economy Energy Podcast Psychology

Days of Coal in Calgary, Canada

Hugh Archibald White was born and brought up in Calgary, Canada in the 1940s and 50s. He gave me a run-down on…

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Climate Denial Climate Science Humour

Top Proven Climate Denials for Everyday Use

Nobody asked for climate change and global warming, melting ice caps and rising sea levels. Which climate denial can you relate to?…

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Podcast Energy Transport

How Green is my Tesla?

This week I persuaded my old friend from Germany, Dirk Carstens, to give me the run-down on the pros and cons of…

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Podcast Carbon Capture Economy Reefs, rainforests, glaciers Trees

Mangroves – vital coastal forests – with Bremley Lyngdoh of Earthbanc

Dr. Bremley W.B. Lyngdoh is Director Microfinance & Ecorestoration of Earthbanc, which enables smallholders to plant mangroves and build sustainable livelihoods by…

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Reefs, rainforests, glaciers Climate Denial Climate Science Podcast Psychology

Oceans – the #1 Most Important Natural Resource in the Fight against Climate Change

My guest on this week’s podcast is Danny Badger, fisheries scientist, educator, jellyfish nerd and general oceans expert, who’s worked at the…

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Energy Housing Podcast

Green Retrofit – turning a Victorian London House into a Superhome

I interview Kate Calvert, Superhome creator and North London resident: what happens when you do a green retrofit on a 19th Century…

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Psychology

Shifting Baseline Syndrome

Finally some proof that if things happen slowly, we’re less likely to notice them. It’s called the Shifting Baseline Syndrome. This is…

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Reefs, rainforests, glaciers

Coral Reefs

Coral reefs worldwide have been hit hard over the last few years, but they are far from lost. The survival of these…

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Transport Economy

All the electric vehicles

In the USA, the UK and the countries of western Europe, about 80% of adults own a car. These must all become…

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Climate Science

The Carbon Budget Made Simple

When student climate striker Greta Thunberg talks about “simple maths”, she means the carbon budget and how the 2015 Paris Climate Accord…

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Economy Energy

The Humble Flywheel – Energy Storage part 2

The flywheel, feature of every Industrial Revolution museum, could save the electricity grid with its energy storage capabilities. If you’re not an…

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Carbon Capture Economy

Heavy Industry CO2 Emissions

BBC Futures ran an article on carbon capture from aluminium smelting in Iceland. Heavy industry CO2 emissions make for a heavy carbon…