Coronavirus is a ‘sliding doors’ moment. What we do now could change the Earth’s trajectory

Coronavirus is a ‘sliding doors’ moment. What we do now could change Earth’s trajectory. Originally published in The Conversation, May 19, 2020 The numbers of people cycling and walking in public spaces during COVID-19 has skyrocketed. Cities from Bogota to Berlin and Vancouver have expanded bike lanes and public paths to accommodate the extra cycling …

Arran Energy Challenge Year Two Round Up

Sustainable Island Life 2019/2020 2019/2020 has marked a significant year for Arran residents’ improving their home energy efficiency. This roundup will outline the successes of the past year and how they contributed towards reducing the carbon emissions from domestic properties on the island. This is the main aim of the energy strand, which is funded …

A Predictable Pandemic

A PREDICTABLE PANDEMIC by Sally Campbell  Just like the economic crash of 2008, this crisis will shape our country for years to come. There were no conditions on how public resources were directed to repairing the Economic Crisis of 2008 but vast fortunes of our money were delivered to support the financial institutions. In 2008 …

10 low carbon self isolation activities

Here is The Carbon Literacy Project with 10 Low carbon activities for these stay-at-home times: With the pandemic of Covid-19 requiring us to “stay indoors to save lives”, millions of people are now self-isolating or practising social distancing in their homes. While this is necessary to beat the contagious virus, many are finding themselves at …

Remote activism strategies in times of Corona

Extinction Rebellion in Glasgow are finding remote ways to keep the pressure on oil companies at a time when social gatherings are restricted… The featured image shows a banner made by Alison Murray. Image description: orange block lettering saying “Physical Distance Social Solidarity” on a red background. A number of people in blue are holding …

Chinstrap Penguins and Turtles: Two animals at risk due to climate change and human activities

By Sally Campbell The world’s oceans take up more than a quarter of the carbon humans are emitting into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, partially mitigating the greenhouse effect of that carbon. The Southern Ocean accounts for nearly 40 percent of this marine carbon absorption, even though it makes up only one-fifth of Earth’s ocean …