Unburnable Carbon

Climate change communication has been in desperate need of a revamp in recent years. Public perception of the issue appears to be increasingly polarised. And, with the current economic down turn attention has shifted to economic recovery rather than environmental preservation

Infinite Returns

What’s impossible for the individual can be achieved by many: How alternative financial institutions are helping the transition to a low carbon economy

It’s time to say ‘Nuclear? No Thanks’ once and for all.

In 1986, nuclear pioneer Alvin Weinberg wrote an article in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists where he reflected on the, then recent, disaster that guaranteed that the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant would go down in history. Nations abandoned plans for new nuclear, and public support crumbled. And here we are again.

Tech-no-fix: why technical fixes won’t mitigate climate change

Moriaty and Honnery, two mechanical engineers from Monash University, in Australia argue that technological fixes, such as carbon capture and storage, nuclear power, geoengineering, incremental improvements in energy efficiency are ‘too little, too late.’

Unburiable: is there enough space for carbon in the ground?

The capture and the long-term storage of CO2 is now central to plans for reducing CO2 emissions from large-scale fossil fuel uses. But new and controversial research argues the storage potential of CO2 may have been overestimated.

New PLATFORM report reveals RBS is UK bank most involved in financing loans to tar sands

Our friends at PLATFORM, have just published  new report exploring the financing of loans for tar sand projects in Canada. Tar sands extraction in Canada is devastating Indigenous communities, wildlife and vast areas of boreal forests, as well as being many times more carbon-intensive to produce than ‘conventional’ oil. “We are seeing a terrifyingly high … Continue reading

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