The Climate Argument: should we panic and are we doomed, or what can we do?
Climate Change / Research

The Climate Argument: should we panic and are we doomed, or what can we do?

Professor Richard Tuckett, Professor of Chemical Physics, University of Birmingham, discusses evidence surrounding the connection between CO2 concentrations and the temperature of the planet, to  coincide with the start of United Nations COP21 in Paris, December 2015.  The evidence that anthropogenic carbon emissions are contributing to the increasing temperature of the Earth grows stronger by the … Continue reading

Moonshot or earthbound – what approach for reducing emissions from energy?
Climate Change / Low Carbon Energy

Moonshot or earthbound – what approach for reducing emissions from energy?

In a recent Opinion piece for the Financial Times (FT), Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, and previously a President of the Royal Society,  made the case for an ‘Apollo Programme’ approach to tackling climate change mitigation. The Apollo Programme itself was the American initiative to put a man on the moon in the 1960s, exemplified … Continue reading

Expect all cars to soon be electric says Chief Scientific Advisor
Climate Change / Events / Low Carbon Energy

Expect all cars to soon be electric says Chief Scientific Advisor

Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Energy and Climate Change laid out the department’s priorities for future sustainable energy systems at the University of Birmingham in July 2015. He informed students and guests at the first Birmingham Energy Institute prestigious lecture series that in order to meet ambitious carbon reduction targets investing in … Continue reading