This started out as a light hearted piece about the fascinating story of Ken Smith, who has lived as a hermit for nearly 40 years. But then, as I was writing it, things got really quite dark. When we think about what living sustainably would look like, we probably not going to find it at... Continue Reading →
We all want to feel safe when out and about, whether we are cycling or walking. We may ask for routes to be created to facilitate that, but we need to be mindful of not just where they are and where they go, but also how they work with the biodiversity of the areas they... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrfsTNNCbP0 Another excellent video from youtuber Adam Something.
Whilst I'm trying to avoid writing articles that focus on current affairs and will age badly, at the time of writing discussions around road pricing have come up again. It's an issue that crops up periodically and it is probably something we should discuss. The why... Whilst drivers will bleat about "the war on the... Continue Reading →
When we talk about our impact on our world, or our individual "carbon footprint", we might be forgiven for thinking that saving the world was all on our shoulders. However, whilst individual actions can improve the places where we live, the real damage is inflicted by the structures that have been built around us. Whose... Continue Reading →
This is an excellent video that gets to the nub of what I've been hovering around for some time. My delve into minimalism, urbanism and investing have led me to a number of troubling realisations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk11vI-7czE The whole film is available to watch for free on Youtube at the moment. It's a difficult watch, but it does raise some important questions about what we humans are doing. My biggest takeaway from it is that in searching for greener alternatives we need to be mindful that we’re not just replacing one... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z149vLKn9d8 Meanwhile, the BBC has a good spread about the report here: The authors believe that 1.5C will be reached by 2040 in all scenarios. If emissions aren't slashed in the next few years, this will happen even earlier.Climate change: IPCC report is 'code red for humanity' - BBC News In case you missed it,... Continue Reading →
Good news everyone, a revised version of the Active Travel Act guidance has been published. Weighing in at 476 pages; a whole 42 MegaBytes of guidance includes best practice on infrastructure design and gives guidance on how to provide related facilities such as cycle parking. This revised guidance provides the mandate to act on this... Continue Reading →
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report in 2018, pulling in evidence from 107 experts from 52 countries in order to provide governments around the world with the data behind human-induced climate breakdown. Over two years in the making, this report highlights the multiple interactions between climate change and land. It assesses... Continue Reading →