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53 Articles by Jeremy Williams

Climate scientists appeal for more cautious reporting

One of the UK's leading climate research groups has appealed for a more cautious approach in reporting climate change. Scientists and journalists have been too quick to write apocalyptic headlines, according to the Met Office Hadley Centre. "News headlines vie for attention and it is easy for scientists to ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in February 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Media, Weather

The climate faithful: is religion catching on to climate change?

Climate change is making in-roads into the world religions, reaching a large and potentially crucial global audience. Since it has a unique capacity to inspire and motivate lifestyle change, religion could be invaluable in building a more sustainable future. All of the major religions include the environment in their traditions ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in February 2009, about Architecture, Art & Culture, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Philosophy & Religion (4 comments)

Shrink the World: Print Local Money

If we've learned anything from the current economic crisis, it's that modern finance is complicated. Even the banks don't seem to understand the monsters they have created. It's a little ironic, because money itself is actually a very simple thing. At its most basic level, money ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in February 2009, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Economics, Finance & Money, Lifestyle & Behavior, Poverty & Development, Transition Towns (2 comments)

Introducing Transition Towns

Over the last few years a new expression has been slowly weaving its way into the consciousness of the UK population, and the larger world community. It crops up in local politics, in the board meetings of small businesses, in community centres and schools. It features in local newspapers and ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in January 2009, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government, Population, Transition Towns, Transport

Coming Together on Climate Change and Poverty

Tackling climate change and reducing poverty are not mutually exclusive aims, according to a report released in the UK yesterday. "For too long now, groups tackling poverty and protecting the environment have operated separately" begins the report ‘Tackling Climate Change, Reducing Poverty'. "The fact that climate change and poverty are ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in January 2009, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Energy Saving, Health, Poverty & Development, Transport (3 comments)

All About Albedo: A Lighter World is a Cooler World

From the latin ‘albus', meaning ‘white', albedo is an indicator of reflectivity. Bright objects reflect much of the light that reaches them, and have high albedo. Dark objects have low albedo, because they absorb light. If you've ever climbed into a dark-colored car on a hot day, you already ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in December 2008, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Environment & Wildlife (1 comment)

Climate Change Ahead of Schedule

Climate change is ahead of schedule, but not yet beyond the ‘point of no return', according to the Climate Safety report, out last week. The IPCC's assessment of global climate change does not factor in recent research on feedback mechanisms, says the Public Interest Research Centre report. More up-to-date ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in December 2008, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Pollution, Water, Weather (4 comments)

Is There a Future for Golf?

Last week Donald Trump secured permission to build ‘the world's greatest golf course' in Scotland. The course will include two 18-hole championship courses, along with villas and hotels, and a golf academy. It will be paradise for golfers. To environmentalists, it's a nightmare. In order to build his ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in November 2008, about Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters

Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Henry David Thoreau

Biologists in Massachusetts are drawing on the work of Henry David Thoreau to study the effects of climate change on wildlife. The author of ‘Walden' left diaries with extensive notes on the biodiversity of the Concord area. Looking back through these diaries, scientists have been able to compare the wildlife ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in November 2008, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters

Peak Oil and National Security

Peak oil is here and we are facing the consequences now, is the conclusion of a recent report (pdf) from security think-tank Centre for a New American Security.  ‘Peak Oil: A Survey of Security Concerns' shows how dwindling oil supplies threaten the entire American way of life, and pose a ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in October 2008, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Politics & Government, War (3 comments)

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