British Hills Could Soon Be Generating Electricity. Here’s How

Hillsides are hidden sources of power just waiting to be unlocked, according to a British renewable energy company. RheEnergise has developed a way to use hills as ‘batteries’ that create and store electricity for use when needed. Instead of using water, RheEnergise has invented a fluid which is two and half …

Glacier Collapse in India a Worrying Sign of What’s to Come

A deadly flood in northern India, sparked by a cratering glacier, was not an isolated incident but the result of a rapidly warming planet, say experts. They warn the disaster, which has left over 140 feared dead, is a precursor of what is to come unless drastic measures are taken …

These Are the ‘Positive’ Tipping Points That Could Slow Global Warming

There may be light at the end of the tunnel in the battle to reduce carbon emissions. Governments and institutions could help halt carbon emissions with just a few carefully selected policy measures, according to a new paper, which looked at the experience of the energy industry and changing trends …

Secretary-General Welcomes Us Return to Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Following the inauguration of United States President Joe Biden on Wednesday, the UN Secretary-General said he looks forward to an era of new leadership towards accelerating climate action, with the US back inside the landmark Paris Agreement. President Biden signed an executive order at the White House just hours after …

2020 Climate Events Were Examples Of How Excess Heat Is Expressed On Earth

By most accounts, 2020 has been a rough year for the planet. It was the warmest year on record, just barely exceeding the record set in 2016 by less than a tenth of a degree according to NASA’s analysis. Massive wildfires scorched Australia, Siberia, and the United States’ west coast …

As Climate Change Hits Harder, World Must Increase Efforts to Adapt

2020 was not only the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was also the year of intensifying climate change: high temperatures, floods, droughts, storms, wildfires and even locust plagues. Even more worryingly, the world is heading for at least a 3°C temperature rise this century. We need strong action to …

Sustainability: What Are the Alternatives to Economic Growth?

The EEA briefing ‘Growth without economic growth‘ presents an overview of the various ideas about progress beyond economic growth. Economic growth is closely linked to increasing production, consumption and resource use, which has negative effects on nature, climate and human health. Moreover, current research suggests that it is unlikely that …