New UK “Environment Secretary” Opposes Green Energy & Loves Fracking

  In dear David Cameron’s so called “reshuffle” of his cabinet, (in preparation for next year’s general election), he appears to have done what we previously thought impossible: made his party even more of a sick joke. Why am I being so harsh? Well, his new environment and energy ministers both oppose green energy. 

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I Bought a Rainforest

Monkeys in the trees, Peruvian rainforest. Not my image.

Have you seen the new BBC documentary series called I Bought a Rainforest? I’ve watched the first two episodes. It’s about a wildlife photographer called Charlie who spontaneously buys 100 acres of the Amazon, in Peru, in order to protect it from illegal loggers.  His patch is strategically placed next to a national park, at the end of the…

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Skeptical of Solar Roadways?

Yesterday I excitedly posted an article waxing lyrical about a new project to turn roads into solar-panel-covered roads that could generate all the clean energy the US needs if replicated nation-wide. Apologising for being cynical, one of my lovely environmentally-conscious friends commented that he didn’t think it was a practical idea, and directed me to this…

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End ecocide law progressing, help by signing petition

You may have read this article I wrote ages ago on lawyer Polly Higgin’s ecocide law. If you thought it was a good idea then there’s something you can do to help it along. Please sign this petition to ask the European Parliament to “recognise ecocide as a crime”. They’re aiming to get a million…

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Future Focus: Food

Hi everyone, and Happy Easter! I’m too busy to write a proper post about this today but I just want you all to know the second episode of my radio talk show Future Focus is out and ready for you to listen to! Here’s the link: http://www.mixcloud.com/RadioFreeBrighton/radio-free-brighton-future-focus-17-04-14/?utm_campaign=notification_new_upload&play=new_upload&utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification&utm_content=html The show is a positive monthly talk show…

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Video: The big picture behind the credit crunch, and what to do about it

Hey there. Just want to share this 12-minute video I came across on Sustainable Man. It really succinctly explains how the economic crash of 2008 is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg, and how due to the depletion of key resources we’re in for a very tough time indeed. Don’t worry, around…

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