Opinion

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Why we should cheer the Extinction Rebellion protests

Sunday April 21, 2019

Why we should cheer the Extinction Rebellion protests

London is entering another day with Extinction Rebellion protesting on the streets. The campaign group has occupied major locations in the capital, including Oxford Circus and most prominently Waterloo Bridge. They’ve blocked these locations off, forcing diversions to be put in place for private vehicles and public transport alike. The Metropolitan Police has diverted significant numbers from […]

Is Amazon’s oil & gas ambition a necessary evil?

Saturday April 20, 2019

Is Amazon’s oil & gas ambition a necessary evil?

Amazon employees protested the company's sales to the oil & gas industry. AI has potential to clean up the industry, so did they aim at the wrong target?

Taxing our EV future

Sunday April 14, 2019

Taxing our EV future

As more people buy Electric Cars, so tax revenues from petrol and diesel fall. How can governments make up the loss of taxes in a fair way?

Why John Kelly’s challenge to a climate change denier is one we all need

Saturday April 13, 2019

Why John Kelly’s challenge to a climate change denier is one we all need

When Senator John Kelly was attacked by a climate change denier, his frustrated reply summed up the mood of many: "Are you being serious?"

Is the 100% renewable commitment a green unicorn?

Saturday March 2, 2019

Is the 100% renewable commitment a green unicorn?

Companies are making 100 per cent renewable energy commitments, but are using dirty electricity from local grids. How can they support their claim?

Beating climate change is impossible if we don’t enforce regulations

Saturday February 23, 2019

Beating climate change is impossible if we don’t enforce regulations

Climate change regulations and laws are being adopted worldwide. However, if they're not enforced and violators prosecuted, little will change.

The children are protesting and adults need to listen

Sunday February 17, 2019

The children are protesting and adults need to listen

Children from over forty UK schools went on strike in protest at Government’s inability to tackle climate change. Drawing supporting from academics and teachers’ unions, ire from parts of the media and vague indifference from the Government, their action was part of a worldwide movement organised by children for children. It’s become common to see […]

Supermarkets aren’t the solution to our food waste problems

Saturday February 16, 2019

Supermarkets aren’t the solution to our food waste problems

Food waste is a big problem. The UN has estimated a third of food produced is thrown away each year. When it goes into a recycling bin we might feel a vague sense of satisfaction that “at least it’s being recycled” but that hides the underlying problem: we buy too much food. The issue isn’t […]