It's been a few years since I last did a Climate Change training session so it has been a while since I last had to defend climate change to an audience. This article in The Guardian, reminded me of one of the main resources I would refer to back then - the Cook et al. … Continue reading 97% global warming consensus paper surpasses half a million downloads
Neat little summary of the key impacts of climate change right now: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/climate-change-facts
In a recent article in Analysis, Energy Barry Saxifrage reviewed the recent BP Statistical Review of World Energy and pulled out a series of ‘missing charts’. The most important was the total fossil fuels used over time shown below: Disappointingly, his analysis showed that global fossil fuel consumption had increased to an all-time record of … Continue reading Counting Carbon – The Devil is in the Detail
Whilst there is still a vocal minority that dispute anthropogenic climate change it is now accepted by the vast majority of the scientific community. The IPCC (2013) state warming of the climate caused by human influence is unequivocal and Cook et al. (2016) have showed in more than one study that 97% of scientists agree … Continue reading Climate Change – Global Mega Trends Part 9
This article was inspired by and largely based on a seminar given by Alice Garton (Client Earth) at the Edie conference in Birmingham, UK earlier this summer. Already aware of the work Client Earth has been doing holding the UK government to account on air quality failures, I was intrigued to hear their take on … Continue reading Climate Change Litigation – Using Existing Laws to Promote Climate Action
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/04/25/525412342/china-moves-to-increase-number-of-electric-vehicles-on-its-roads?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=environment But what is the carbon intensity of the Chinese electricity supply? EVs are only zero carbon at the roadside after all.
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet certain qualification criteria. It requires organisations to conduct an energy audit of their operations and to produce realistic initiatives to promote energy efficiency. The deadline for the first compliance period was the 5th December 2015. However, … Continue reading ESOS and business change