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The Sustainable Futures Report



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Oct 13, 2017

So what's new and sustainable?

This week it’s about Our Ocean and the Prince and the plastic bottles, billions of them. More about plastic straws, too. Could the wind be changing? Had you heard that the war is over? That’s the American war on coal. It seems the EPA is fighting a rearguard action. In Siberia...

Oct 6, 2017

This week:

  • Plan B.Earth and why another group is out to sue the government
  • No fracking in Scotland
  • Why London’s mayor is putting out fires
  • Energy from evaporation 
  • Electric planes
  • More on drinking straws
  • Why the diesel market is all at sea
  • Let’s bring back heavy metal
  • And Drawdown. Is this the most comprehensive...

Sep 29, 2017

The Met Office says the slowdown in global warming is over, but does everyone believe it? Is climate change a really urgent issue? Carbonbrief takes issue with the Daily Mail over this. Are we doing enough recycling? The Marine Conservation Society sees straws in the wind, but sadly they’re plastic. The British...

Sep 22, 2017

In this wide-ranging discussion with Anthony Day, Karl Coplan talks about measuring your carbon footprint and sharing it with friends, whether hurricanes are caused by climate change, whether the US administration will change its position on the climate and how he lives the good life with a carbon footprint of only four...

Sep 15, 2017

Shooting the breeze or shooting the hurricane. Is that a good idea? We’ll find out. Whatever you do, don’t mention climate change. At least not at the EPA, although perhaps you should mention it in the confessional and it may be brought up in court. 

Careful how you cross the road! Carbon Tracker believes that...