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
Mr GreenBeard’s Blog
April was a pretty unremarkable month from a cash and carbon point of view. But the big news is that I finally got round to switching from my long-term green energy supplier, Good Energy, to Bulb. The reasons were mostly financial - Bulb charge ... Read moreApril 2018 Update: So I switched to Bulb
With a scorching hot Bank Holiday weekend just behind us, it seems hard to imagine we were only recently locked deep in the coldest winter since time began*. Prominent climate change deniers like Nigel Farage were quick to point at the snow and ice ... Read moreIs “Farage Warming” a thing?
The second day of April brought yet more snow to the north of the UK. It quickly melted but was not widely welcomed. We've had enough of winter for this year! In spite of the cold spells, March was slightly warmer overall than February where I live, ... Read moreMarch 2018 Update: Is it Spring yet?
We had a taste of proper winter in the UK this year, with plummeting temperatures, and schools closed across the country to allow two or three days of sledging fun across the country. My end of month gas bill also reflects this - see below from my ... Read moreFebruary Update: The Beast from the East cost me £83!