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  • Caroline Lucas

    The well known Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas, is stepping down as an MP at the next election.  She's going to become a death doula.  This daunting but hugely worthwhile role might just be easier than trying to survive Green...

  • Clapping Hands

    That's the sound coming from Whitehall as civil servants congratulate each other on their ability to cut the prices of new battery electric cars – BEVs – with reductions of around 20% now being reported as manufacturers struggle to sell...

  • A Lack of Secure Knowledge

    Alas, all is not well in North Britain.  It used to be said, and not just by North Brittons it should be noted, that they did things differently up there, did them better – and did them yesterday; that is,...

  • Who is Brigid Phillipson?

    Thanks to NAEE for the link to the Labour Party's ideas on schools, underwhelming though they are.  They read like the jottings of an intern sitting in one of Ed & Bridget's decaf coffee breaks. A lot of hope is...

  • Battery Low Down

    When we bought our electric car in 2014, no one explained that it wouldn't be able to go as far as promised in Winter or when it was cold in Spring or Autumn.  Being charitable, I'm assuming that the retailer...

  • Oh Dear! Only 20 Years Left

    It's a commonplace claim that the realisation of commercial nuclear fusion reactors is always around 20 years away.  It seems to be no different today despite the huge increase in private sector cash flowing into development.  What I didn't realise...

  • The End of the World

    Did you see that Simon Stiell, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, told an audience in London: “We have two years to save the world.”  I didn't and am grateful to Dominic Lawson in  The Times...

  • The Significance of another 1%

    Here's a rather impassioned article from the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit [ECIU] about the significance of the UK's ~1% on-shore [*] contribution to global emissions.  It's the Tesco argument. It essentially says that although 1% is small compared with...

  • 1% Giving

    Our World in Data [OWD] reports that a 2024 study in Nature Climate Change asked around 130,000 people if they’d be willing to give at least 1% of their income to tackle climate change, and that, across a 125-country sample,...

  • A Primary Curriculum for a Changing Climate

    Did you see the launch last week of the  ‘tracked changes’ sustainability review – The Primary Curriculum for a Changing Climate – by academics, teachers, and teacher educators?  This is the project's latest phase. We heard from students, teachers, and...