I've been reading a lot recently about how our rapidly growing reliance on web apps is using more resources and impacting on climate change. At the same time, the usual questions that I always have around "how much is down to me?" and "what can I do ... Read moreWhat is the carbon footprint of 1 gigabyte of Internet data?
My switch to Bulb is bedding in nicely, I'm pleased with how it is working out so far. The online Bulb dashboard tells me that I spent £48 on gas and electricity to the middle of June. My LiveLight Home Cost Tracker (which measures month end to month ... Read moreMay Update: Settling in with Bulb, and water conundrums
My previous post on whether it was necessary to give up meat and dairy to tackle climate change produced a pretty adverse reaction from some of my vegan and vegetarian friends. It was never my intention to upset anyone, and I apologise unreservedly ... Read moreDo I have to give up meat and dairy to tackle climate change: part two
This week saw the publication of new research on the global impact of farming methods. It's a serious, in-depth study that underlines not only the contribution of farming to climate change, but also its wider impact on water, land and air. It ... Read moreDo I have to give up meat and dairy to tackle climate change?
Syria has been in the news almost constantly over the past seven years as the scene of many atrocities and endless suffering. The early uprisings of the 'Arab Spring' - against brutal government actions and the spiralling cost of living - quickly ... Read moreSyria: caught between fossil fuels and climate change