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Students learning about wind turbines in classroom

Released in June, it was a summer splash, full of energy, lavish attention to detail, and thought-provoking insights. No, not the Barbie movie. We’re talking about the UK Government greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2023. The conversion factors are published in handy spreadsheet form by the UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, formerly […]

How sustainable is AI?

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Despite being a relatively new phenomenon, artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly appearing in modern-day life as technology replicating human actions. That may take the form of chatbots like ChatGPT, image generators, voice recognition like Siri or Alexa, or even driverless cars. Because using AI is instantaneous with no evident emissions associated with its use, the […]

How to zero landfill without really trying

Recycling bins

Among the odd pastimes briefly popular during the COVID lockdowns — at least in my post-industrial corner of Greater London — was a type of treasure hunting known as bottle digging. Local explorers, having little else to do, forged new rambling routes through the woods and scrub along the canal, including a temporary path across […]

Digital twins for sustainability

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Two minds are better than one As the calendar turns over to another year, the Paris Agreement’s urgent call to keep global warming at no more than 1.5°C by reducing global emissions by 45% by 2030 seems closer than ever. Meanwhile, the latest IPCC report warns we only have a narrow window to make necessary […]

IPCC Report 2022

Climate activists

In 1988, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Earth Day 2022

Hands to earth

April 22nd celebrates Earth Day and in a rapidly escalating climate crisis it’s more relevant than ever before.