Prince Charles pens article for Waitrose Weekend praising retailer for signing up to his Terra Carta

Prince Charles has penned an article for Waitrose’s weekly newspaper claiming the ‘fundamental value of nature is increasingly at stake’ as he praised the John Lewis Partnership for becoming the first retailer to sign up to his ambitious Terra Carta. Writing in the supermarket’s free Waitrose Weekend publication, the Prince of Wales, 72, said the world is … Read more

Climate change: Global CO2 emissions must decrease tenfold, scientists warn

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions still need to decrease tenfold to avoid a climate emergency, scientists warn, despite a global fall in 2020 due to Covid-19. An international team of experts has performed a ‘global stocktake’ of humanity’s progress towards the Paris Agreement – which aims to keep the global average temperature rise to well below … Read more

Budget 2021: Environmentalists blast Rishi Sunak’s plans for ‘green growth’

The Chancellor announced plans for ‘green growth’ in his Budget today – but they were criticised for being ‘way short’ of the action required to tackle climate change. Rishi Sunak heralded a new national infrastructure bank in Leeds with £12billion to finance a green industrial revolution and £15billion of new green gilts this year.  There … Read more

Great Pacific Garbage Patch has ‘connecting pathway with East Asia’ that may feed it debris

The North Pacific is home to an enormous swirl of plastic waste twice the size of Texas known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but how the trash made its way to the region has been a mystery among scientists – until now. Researchers from the US and Germany set out to uncover pathways that … Read more

Prince Charles presses for face-to-face meeting with Joe Biden to discuss climate change

Prince Charles presses for face-to-face meeting with Joe Biden to discuss climate change ‘at the earliest opportunity’ The Prince of Wales is said to be willing to fly to America to talk to Mr Biden   Sources say the Prince sees Mr Biden as a key environmental ally  Support from the US will be needed for … Read more

Climate change has weakened the Gulf Stream System ‘close to tipping point’

Climate change has weakened the ocean current which drives the Gulf Stream to its lowest ebb for more than 1,000 years. Known formally as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), it is the driving force which brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico up to the UK.  It is a complex system that is responsible … Read more

Farewell to fossil fuels: New book journeys through Britain’s love affair with the motorcar

The petrol car changed the nature of travel and brought joy, exhilaration and convenience to millions. But as part of Britain’s fight against man-made climate change, cars powered by fossil fuels are being phased out in favour of electric vehicles and other forms of travel.  It means that, from 2030, new petrol and diesel vehicles … Read more

Climate change: Scientists’ ‘digital twin’ of Earth helps predict flooding and food shortages

‘Digital twin’ of Earth will create and test simulations of our planet to help predict when extreme events like catastrophic flooding or food shortages will strike The digital twin Earth will help world leaders prepare for extreme events The innovation uses machine learning to create and test simulations It will be used to predict extreme … Read more

‘Digital twin’ of Earth will create simulations of our planet to help predict extreme events

‘Digital twin’ of Earth will create and test simulations of our planet to help predict when extreme events like catastrophic flooding or food shortages will strike The digital twin Earth will help world leaders prepare for extreme events The innovation uses machine learning to create and test simulations It will be used to predict extreme … Read more

Thunderstorms in Alaska could TRIPLE by the end of the century due to climate change, experts warn

Climate change has made its way into Alaska, causing mudslides, wildfires and record-breaking temperatures – but two new studies have added thunderstorms to the list of effects. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) warns that if greenhouse emissions are not curbed the number of thunderstorms will triple later this century. The increase of these … Read more