Nuclear Energy; the pros and cons

Background We are surrounded by matter, made up of atoms, each of which contains enormous amounts of energy in the bonds that hold the atom together. This energy can be released through controlled nuclear fission to produce heat, steam and ultimately electricity, or through uncontrolled fission to produce atomic bombs, like Little Boy and Fat Boy, which were dropped on Hiroshima and NagasakiRead More…

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Transition voices on the new IPCC report

The most recent in the long series of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports hit the headlines early this month with a warning that we only have 12 years to take action if we are to keep the world from warming beyond 1.5C. This most recent summary of research on climate change indicates that 1.5C target is both affordable and feasible but will require urgent and drastic action from govRead More…

Campaigning for a Stronger Climate Bill!

For the climate concerned among us perhaps May 24th of this year will be better known for the Scottish Government’s delivery of the Climate Change Bill to Scottish Parliament. This Bill has been flagged up by a coalition of climate action groups called Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS), whose chair, Tom Ballantine, has marked it as a “fail[ure] to ally with global momentum towards zero emissions”Read More…