Paris Turbines & the Death of the NIMBY

The news titled “Paris Putting Turbines in the Seine” made my heart miss a beat yesterday.  The war against the NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard) was dead.  Unfortunately I was mistaken.  No wind turbines were going to be put in the Seine but rather underwater tidal turbines.  Why my heart first fluttered was the [...]

9 Greenwash Eco-Products That Will Kill Our Planet

After the big sinners of hybrid SUVs, Planes flying with biofuels, flown in organic food, Green tariffs or accounts from Electricity firms to bank accounts come a number of small “climate savers”.  Here a rundown of nine useless eco-products 1)      I am not a plastic bag bag. Hollywood ransacks the Green message and sells it.   [...]

The Millitant Cyclist’s War

Living in London I mutated into a militant cyclist.  Cycling turned into biking.  Never stop at red lights. Stay in the middle of the road when you don’t want someone to overtake you.  Get a pollution mask (so you look scary).  Bike faster.  Undercut cars.  Critical mass whatever the weather. I only realised that I [...]

10 Ways to Eat Greener, Healthier & Fairer

1) Turn Vegetarian A vegetarian releases about 40% less CO₂ through eating as a meat eater; a vegan a massive 80%.  Animals use energy and this energy is fuelled by fossil fuels.  Cows’ farts are only part of the problem and are a relatively small problem compared to the deforestation and energy needed to fatten [...]

6 Dreadful Questions to Ask a Non-Flyer

Are you scared of flying? What happens when you want to go on holiday? What if we need to send you somewhere for work? Do you not get board? Are trains not too unreliable?  Is it not expensive to take the train? Are you scared of flying? This question is the automatic question that people [...]

Green Banking: I’m Now Carbon Negative

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Green Banking: I’m Now Carbon Negative

Bad Banks and the Finance institutions that have brought our economy to its knees are not got for us and they are definitely not good for the environment.  The World’s banks largely continue to profit from the exploitation of the environment, people and the use of our atmosphere as a cesspit for carbon dioxide.  By [...]