You’ve probably seen your council declare a climate emergency, or heard one of the many companies recently state their Net-Zero intentions. But what does Net-Zero mean, and how does being Net-Zero apply to a human? The UK Government, and all those who have signed up for the Paris Accord have the legally binding objective to […]
My Grandad didn’t like to talk about his experiences during the war but he did write them down. I thought I’d share his personal account of an unforgettable episode in the conflict with Japan during the Second World War.
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The sky is so clear today, isn’t it? Global Dimming is an interesting phenomenon. The effects of contrails and black carbon in the air are thought to block the sun rays coming to earth and therefore reduce the greenhouse effect. The last time we saw such a restriction in contrails was just after 9/11 which […]
Darren Moore, local Ealing campaigner.
And here it is, the long-awaited 2017 Carbon Footprint calculation! Using our utility bills, car and rail mileage, the Climate Care calculator, the lame Virgin Rail Footprint calculator, the excellent SCNF one and NEF‘s I have calculated that our family’s footprint is about 11 tonnes. To put this in perspective 11 tonnes is the same amount of […]
The traffic along the High Road in Chiswick ruins the lovely villagey character and cafe culture that Chiswick once had. Sitting outside the High Road Brasserie I’m struggling to hear my companion over the noise of a truck accelerating past and the delicate flavours of my blueberry pancakes spoilt by the taste of diesel fumes […]
Deborah Orr’s lovely article in the Guardian this week ‘Value your health: head for the inner city, and swerve the ‘burbs’ got me thinking. Her premise is that people who live in the Inner City are healthier than people, like me in Ealing, who live in the ‘burbs’. The reason? Because people in the Inner Cities […]
It’s National Clean Air Day today, so I wrote the following letter to my MP. Hi Ruth, Congratulations on your re-election to represent the people of Chiswick again. I am extremely concerned about the air pollution situation in this country and the lack of will by the current Government to address this with a cohesive […]
Update on the PCWorld DPD eCommerce problems. 25/04/2017 @ 9:30 Soon after I published my blog post about PCWorld’s terrible customer service I started receiving some strange comments on it. At first, I thought they were a friend messing around with me. So I thought nothing of it but they kept on coming and they were […]