Why climate change is a civil rights battle, an article from Eric Holthaus at The Correspondent, is a great explanation of how climate change and race intersect, and contains many of the arguments I’m exploring in my new book.
A minor thing by comparison, but the government has announced that it will start adding a green ‘flash’ to zero emission vehicle licence plates from the autumn. Here’s my article on why that’s a useful idea, from my transport innovation series from 2018.
I’ve enjoyed highlighting Britain’s creeping decline in coal power, shifting from those first coal-free hours on the grid to our current two-month run without it. That progress begs the question of when we might see the first operation without gas. In 2025, is National Grid’s best guess.
Speaking of books, I recently finished Barbara Kingsolver’s novel Flight Behaviour, which someone usefully donated to the Little Lockdown Library outside my house. On the offchance that it was a local reader of the blog who thought I might like it, thank you – I did. It sets up an intriguing contrast between ordinary domestic life and the extraordinary disruption of the natural environment, and is probably the best climate themed novel I’ve read so far.