The INSANE numbers of a global climate conference!

The INSANE numbers of a global climate conference!

17:07 | Our global leaders all gathered in one of the biggest oil producing nations to discuss with more than two thousand oil industry lobbyists exactly how they should legislate in the coming decades. What could possibly go wrong?

Big Oil, Big Lies and Big Al…

Big Oil, Big Lies and Big Al…

15:37 | World leaders just gathered at the UN in New York to discuss the climate, ahead of the main COP 28 climate conference coming up in November 2023.

Amazon’s black earth. A miracle cure?

Amazon’s black earth. A miracle cure?

13:02 | Terra Preta, or Amazonian Dark Earth, has long been known for its remarkable biodiversity and fertility. Now a new study by a team of scientists in Brazil has identified what it is that makes Terra Preta so special.

Revolutionising power transmission

Revolutionising power transmission

13:55 | The energy transition solutions of the 21st Century will take many forms, with a complex mix of different power producers. Moving energy across ever greater distances will overcome much of the intermittency of renewables like wind and solar.

Are climate targets now pointless?

Are climate targets now pointless?

12:48 | More and more mainstream organisations now say our politicians have already failed, and that average global temperature increases higher than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels are now inevitable. So, who are we to believe?

How to make concrete green!

How to make concrete green!

12:48 | Concrete accounts for 8% of global CO2 emissions and it’s usage is set to skyrocket in the coming decades as the world’s population grows and moves towards more urban environments.

Engineered Timber – building the skyscrapers of our future

Engineered Timber – building the skyscrapers of our future

12:45 | Modern technology has enabled timber to be engineered in such a way that it can be used as an apparently “carbon negative” replacement for steel in very tall buildings. But can we afford the land required to create vast new timber plantations?

Are EVs really better for the climate?

Are EVs really better for the climate?

12:03 | Once all the carbon costs of extracting, processing and manufacturing are taken into account, how much lower is the overall lifetime carbon footprint of an EV compared to and ICE car?

Bioreactor Buildings

Bioreactor Buildings

10:40 | Algae is one of the most successful organisms on earth, and we humans are only just starting to understand its potential in our climate mitigation challenge.

Perovskite solar cells. Major new breakthrough!

Perovskite solar cells. Major new breakthrough!

11:30 | Perovskite structures have the potential to revolutionise the solar PV industry, but they are notorious for breaking down very rapidly in real-world use. Now a research team from Princeton University has developed a process for overcoming that problem.