Planting trees may not slow climate change as much as was thought for these reasons

Planting trees may not slow climate change as much as was thought

We know that trees absorb carbon dioxide and water and through the process of photosynthesis they create glucose which supports the tree. Essentially, they remove carbon dioxide, a global warming gas, from the atmosphere and therefore planting trees should help protect the planet from long-term …

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Push to net zero depletes vital nutrients needed by pregnant women

Pregnant women need their vitamins and they vegan diet can leave them short

One way to push towards a ‘net zero world’ – meaning zero global warming emissions (on balance) into the atmosphere – is to convert to a vegan diet. In eating a vegan diet, one doesn’t eat meat or dairy products which means less cows which …

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex accused of being eco-hypocrites for flying in a private jet to Katy Perry concert

Prince Harry in Africa

This might be a little bit cruel on Harry and Meghan but I can see where the criticism is coming from. Harry, 39, has said in the past that, “I spend 99% of my life travelling the world by commercial. Occasionally there needs to be …

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An example of a cosy wood-burning stove causing asthma in a Times journalist

Wood burner

I can think of two problems with wood-burning stoves (a) human health problems and (b) climate change problems. And let’s be clear, wood-burning stoves look great. They make the home look cosy. It’s a real fire and the heat and the flickering glow is best …

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Unlike politicians Greta Thunberg walks the walk on climate change

Greta Thunberg

“Don’t talk the talk unless you can walk the walk” is the well-used phrase. For the sake of clarity is means that people should do what they say they are going to do and not just talk about it. And I have immense admiration for …

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How whales and washing machines can help reduce greenhouse gases

Krill eating whale

Funnily enough, both whales and washing machines including other household items can help reduce greenhouse gases. I don’t expect anything other than a tiny change. But ‘every little helps’ in the words of Tesco, a supermarket chain in the UK. Whales Unbeknownst to humankind, the …

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Dogs have a bigger carbon footprint than cars

Dogs have a worse carbon footprint than an SUV according to 2 NZ scientists

COMMENT: It is difficult to believe but according to research scientists in New Zealand, dogs are more environmentally unfriendly than cars because their carbon footprint is bigger. The information comes from Robert and Brenda Vale, specialists in sustainable living at Victoria University of Wellington. They …

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