All posts by Michael Fuller

Is The World On Course To Exceed The Global Warming Target Of 1.5°C Agreed In Paris?

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The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) latest report on the State of the Global Climate confirmed 2017 was one of the three warmest years on record. It was also the warmest year on record that did not feature the effects of El Niño which were present in 2015 and 2016. According to the report the global […]

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Could The Next U.S. President Undermine The Paris Climate Change Agreement?

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While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been campaigning hard to see which one of them will become the 45th President of the United States, a number of key milestones have been reached on the Paris climate change agreement. Firstly, four of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world, the United […]

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The Big Challenges Facing Paris (COP21)

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Is this the last chance for world governments to avert the dire risks of climate change? The 21st United Nations conference on climate change COP21 will probably be one of the most important of a generation. Up to 150 heads of state will be attending the conference, albeit under increased security following the recent terrorist […]

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Climate Change “Hiatus” Called Into Question By NOAA Study

A recently published study has challenged the slowdown in global warming reported by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2013. The study produced by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and published in the prestigious journal Science on 4th June suggests that the so called “hiatus” in global warming may […]

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Social Entrepreneurs Making A Difference In UK Textile Recycling

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In 2008, at the height of the global financial recession a husband and wife team, Michael and Ann Reaney, decided that something needed to be done to improve the job prospects of young people in their local area. After careful thought the couple decided to open a charity shop with a difference in heart of […]

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Is President Obama’s Climate Change Agenda Under Threat?

President Obama’s attempts to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States came under increased pressure as 17 states across the union threatened to file lawsuits blocking federal rules limiting carbon dioxide emissions from new electricity power plants.

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How do we tackle the decline in bus travel – a UK case study

A recent report from BBC Radio West Midlands confirmed there has been a 12% decline in passenger journeys made by bus in the region since 2008. This represents a loss of over 37 million passenger journeys in less than 5 years. This dramatic decline in bus journeys is not isolated to one region but a […]

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Green Deal UK – Fact Or Fiction?

The attempt by the Department for Energy and Climate Change to improve the energy efficiency of our homes through the implementation of the Green Deal has not met with universal approval by UK households. A recent report on Radio 4’s flagship programme “You and Yours” indicated that as few as 200 households had signed up […]

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