Category Archives: sustainable

Chernobyl

HBO’s Chernobyl series has gotten a lot of people talking about that fateful night back in April 1986. While I’ve not seen the series in full yet, I am sufficiently familiar with the accident to know the chain of events. … Continue reading

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When the leeve isn’t dry

Even in the best case scenario, even if warming can be limited to just the 1.5 degrees agreed at Paris, its inevitable that we’re going to see an increased level of flooding. Higher temperatures means sea level rise. And it … Continue reading

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Conservatives say the funniest things

I’ve long been amazed at conservatives ability to wander around in a bubble of self imposed delusion. While ignorance (and a certain level of stupidity) helps, inevitably when confronted by the facts, they are forced to perform feats of mental … Continue reading

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The environmental impact of concrete

What is the most destructive material known to humans? Plutonium? Cyanide? Whatever the hell they put in Marmite? No, it would have to be concrete. The Guardian recently ran a series on the environmental impact of concrete which is worth … Continue reading

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A right to repair?

Recently the EU, when not dealing with Brexit or the rise of right wing populists, proposed something rather sensible, a right to repair. Increasingly many white goods, such as washing machines, fridges, vacuum cleaners have become more and more difficult … Continue reading

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North sentinel Island – a case study in first contact

Late last year, there was the story about a young missionary who, with Darwin award levels of foolishness, landed on North Sentinel Island, an Island populated by an uncontacted tribe known to shoot dead any intruders. And I’m pretty sure, … Continue reading

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The impact of brexit on the UK’s energy supplies

With brexit negotiations more or less complete and the post-brexit landscape a little clearer (well as clear as its going to get anyway!), it might a good time to review the likely impact of brexit on the UK’s energy supplies. … Continue reading

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