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 →
As warm words about climate change and behaviour change continue to spread on the broadcast news, whilst councils re-open roads to traffic and property investors urge people back to the office, it's perhaps worth reading this UN study. Over the next few years we're going to need to get used to there not being food... Continue Reading →
Many moons ago we talked about starting a Slow Roll here in Cardiff. Sadly life got in the way and we never really pursued the idea. Fortunately, DJ Dom Whiting brought his decked-out cargo-bike to Cardiff and showed everyone how it could be done.
Just when you think we might be making progress here in Cardiff, the council goes and undoes it with a daft consultation that didn't need to take place. After enjoying the serenity of no through traffic on Castle Street, the council has decided to turn it back into a traffic sewer. A recommendation to reopen... Continue Reading →
I've long had a love-hate relationship with social media. Whilst it has the potential to connect people, it's all too easy to lose the finite hours we have arguing with strangers or being bombarded by the worst that society has to offer, just because someone you know, or someone that person knows has reacted to... Continue Reading →