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What we learned this week

If you had $1,000 to give to help stop climate change, where would you make those donations? Grist ask the question and get part way to an answer.

Pollution is a racial justice issue, and that is more widely known in the US than in Britain. Good article on the subject by the World Resources Institute.

On the subject of justice, half of all global emissions from aviation are from 1% of the global population.

Assembly is the magazine from the Malala Foundation, and the latest issue is guest edited by Greta Thunberg. Assembly publishes “original work by girls, for girls”, but when these two work together, you want to pay attention.

An aspect of climate change that is rarely discussed, and even more rarely among the developing countries that are most vulnerable – so good work by Vice in addressing PTSD in children in Zimbabwe following cyclone Idai.

The government announced its 10 point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. I haven’t written about it because everyone else has, but I’m going to come back to it in future posts. In the meantime, here are the ten points and the government’s plans in more detail.

This week’s posts, for those catching up:

What we learned this week

News of another partnership to develop a circular economy for wind turbines. This is an important part of the energy transition, if we are to avoid replacing one kind of exploitative extraction with another. By 2050, Britain could lose 200,000 homes a year to damage from climate change, according to a recent estimate. Nobody isn’t […]

What is agrivoltaic farming?

Agrivoltaics is a word we might hear more often in the coming years. It refers to using land for solar power and farming at the same time, which is something I’ve written about a couple of times without using that specific term. For example, this week a substantial new solar farm was given the green […]

Three reasons to end fossil fuels

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the book Ending Fossil Fuels, by Holly Jean Buck. She argues that there has been plenty of attention on accelerating renewable energy and clean technologies, but not enough attention on the other end of the equation – eliminating coal, oil and gas. The book presents many reasons why […]

Book review: Who Owns the Wind? by David McDermott Hughes

Here’s an unusual approach to the topic of renewable energy, climate change, and wind power in particular. David McDermott Hughes is an anthropologist, and his interest is the social aspects of wind power. How do people feel about it? Who supports it and who doesn’t, and what makes the difference? By understanding the cultural and […]

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