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Sometimes I wish I could give up.
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Dear friends, family and followers, Sometimes I wish I could just give up. And I bet you wish I would too sometimes… ;-) Give up going on and on (and on) about the climate crisis. Stop banging on about taking climate action. Quit posting things on social media that make my friends feel anxious, overwhelmed, panicked, uncomfortable, stressed. I know I seem always happy, always confident, always positive, but there is part of me that is simply desperate to give up. To just stop. To walk away. To no longer feel the despair, the...
Seven Simple Ways to Solve the Climate Crisis*
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(* Yes, I know it's a reach, but... if we ALL did these things, then they actually, probably would solve it, just saying... ) The Climate Crisis: it's all TOO much, isn't it? Sometimes the climate crisis is just too much to face. Not only the terrifying reality of what we will all face if we do not limit global warming to 1.5'c above industrial levels, but also the question of "what can I do about climate change?" It feels so complicated. There seems so MUCH to do. So many options. So many things to change. And so...
Offsetting the Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Your Flights
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With the Summer holidays fast approaching, many Brits will be thinking of jetting off from the UK to sunnier shores. If you’re planning to hop on a plane this Summer, have you ever thought about the carbon cost of your holiday? Your Carbon Footprint Whilst the notion of a carbon footprint may be problematic in terms of fossil fuel companies off-loading their responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on to individual consumers, it is still a helpful tool. It helps us see a breakdown of the carbon impact of our choices as consumers. Did you...
COP 26: What you should know
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What does COP mean? C.O.P. stands for Conference Of Parties. These parties are the 197 countries that have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀In 1994 the UNFCCC recognised there was a problem with climate change and bound member states to act in the interests of human safety even in the face of scientific uncertainty.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The objective of the Convention is to stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations "at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human induced) interference with the climate system." It states that "such a level should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to...
Climate Justice: Fighting to solve the climate crisis and racial inequality
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Black History Month October is Black History Month in the UK. (It is February in the US.) It was first launched in London in the 1980s, with the aim the local community challenging racism and educating themselves and others about the British history that was not taught in schools, and to recognise the contributions that many generations of people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK.[i] With this is mind, I didn’t want to let October pass without acknowledging Black History Month. And as The Contented Company is focussed on the environment and how...