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How much can individuals reduce their carbon footprints? Dr Milena Buchs’ research shows people were not able to reduce their energy use through voluntary action alone The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report highlighted the urgency to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. The first Green GB Week...

Green GB Week (15-19 October 2018), a new initiative in the UK this year, came just in time. If it was not clear before, the recent IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C  is unequivocal that limiting further temperature rise to 1.5°C requires decisive action to reduce emissions in...

Are there really reasons to be upbeat about humanity’s chances of tackling climate change? Speaking at a public event in Leeds environmentalist and author Jonathon Porritt laced his message of hope with a stark warning. “The last three years have been devastating … I see a deep-set despair in the...

If there’s one thing about public engagement with climate change you can be certain about, it is that climate change doesn’t communicate itself, writes Adam Corner. There is now a wealth of climate communication research, plus decades of practitioner expertise on public engagement to draw on. But how much agreement...

www.shutterstock.com Contrary to all British summertime norms, the country has basked in seemingly endless sunshine for a while now. 18m pints of beer were drunk last weekend alone, as fans celebrated England beating Sweden in the World Cup quarter finals and temperatures hit 30°C. While a sunny summer is undoubtedly...