“Carry on flying – it’s not that bad for the environment anyway”

“Carry on flying” – a headline hitting the media as the UK Government publish their transport decarbonisation plan. Not a statement you usually hear when people are talking about reducing GHG emissions. It contrasts staggeringly with the voices of environmentalists, with the rise of Swedish ‘flygskam’ (flight-shaming) and Flight Free campaigns. So is flying reallyContinue reading ““Carry on flying – it’s not that bad for the environment anyway””

“I need peat in my compost to make my flowers grow”

Most composts available in supermarkets or garden centres are made of a high proportion of peat – even if they don’t state it. But why does that matter? Peat and peat-free compost Multi-purpose compost is usually made up of between 70% and 100% peat. Peat is decayed vegetation and organic matter, which is created byContinue reading ““I need peat in my compost to make my flowers grow””

“Don’t get a smart meter – they’ll just turn your energy off when they want and steal your data”

Hmmm. that doesn’t sound quite right. What’s a smart meter? And how are they connected to the environment? A smart meter is a new(ish) type of energy meter being installed in the UK and many other countries. They allow you to be more aware of your energy usage, helping you reduce your emissions, whilst alsoContinue reading ““Don’t get a smart meter – they’ll just turn your energy off when they want and steal your data””

“Stop causing a panic, it’s only natural change. Been happening since the world began”

So the climate has always been changing – why make such a fuss about what’s happening now? It’s all a question of timescale! The climate of the Earth is (and has always been) naturally fluctuating. Ice ages caused glaciers to cover large areas of the Earth, and many millennia before that temperatures were so warmContinue reading ““Stop causing a panic, it’s only natural change. Been happening since the world began””

“It’s been a really cold winter, there is no global warming. Climate change doesn’t exist”

Just because it’s been a really cold summer or we’ve had loads of snow or storms, doesn’t mean that climate change isn’t happening. Actually, it can be signs of the opposite. The differences between climate and weather: “Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get”. Climate and weather are two separate beings, althoughContinue reading ““It’s been a really cold winter, there is no global warming. Climate change doesn’t exist””