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Companies that listen to climate science on Climate Change and the need to Act

155 companies have signed up with Science Based Targets to set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets based on climate science. These included the construction and real estate related companies Autodesk, Owens Corning, Kingfisher, Outokumpu Oyj and Land Securities. The full list can be found here. … Continue reading

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Would concreting over the UK to build housing reduce house prices?

The government could cover the whole of Britain in new housing and property prices would continue to rise if monetary policy remains as loose as it is now, according to notorious Societe Generale strategist, Albert Edwards. Let’s test the hypothesis. … Continue reading

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President Obama on Climate Change and why it gets him anxious and keeps him up at night

Plus some other important stuff too

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Why it’s worse to pay too little than too much

“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of … Continue reading

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Why we should celebrate the “goatman”

In the Toaster Project, Thomas Thwaites took a toaster, bought for less than £5, and tried to remake it from basic raw materials. By trying to refine iron to make the element and mould recycled plastic to make the case, … Continue reading

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Michael Morpurgo on Climate Change and the need to act

A short film written by Michael Morpurgo for the Climate Coalition’s “Show the Love” campaign.

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Floods will worsen across Europe

A new report by the EAA predicts more five times more damage from floods across Europe by 2050 as climate change increases, but also blames where we build, highlighting that our use of flood plains. http://klou.tt/y5ssqdoqvact

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The future of steel…

Very insightful article by Dr Julian Allwood celebrating the achievements of the European steel industry but explaining its problem and how it could move positively into the future. Of particular relevance to me are the 50% wastage rate for steel … Continue reading

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Man and planet

5 videos showing our impact on resources, forests, water, climate and urbanisation over the last 20-30 years, using images from NASA.

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U.S. Companies on Climate Change and the need to act

From The Whitehouse. THE AMERICAN BUSINESS ACT ON CLIMATE PLEDGE “A total of 154 companies will have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and the conclusion of a climate … Continue reading

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