Challenging Habitat

For many decades, we’ve released too much carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and for some decades, scientists have developed and tested geoengineering solutions for the consequences of increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.

Today, the online version of Science reported yet another approach…that once more shows that there is nothing such as a free lunch.

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As scientist I spent many years finding out how human activity (in my case, metal mining) affects soil, water and organisms, how pollutants move and change in the environment, where they finish up.

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If you are not sure what Science, Engineering and Technology have to do with Art, a visit to the Design Museum in London will solve the mystery…
(math being an art of great beauty in itself doesn’t need mentioning here)

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The 50th Bristol Harbour Festival was great fun: after a couple of years of COVID19 -induced absence, it returned with a wide range of activities, music and events for all ages.

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A couple of days ago I had the privilege to be hosted by the RNLI in Newlyn, Cornwall, for a visit at the new and the old Penlee Lifeboat stations. We were shown around their Severn Class all weather and inshore B-class lifeboats by full-time mechanic Tony and heard about the crew’s work and the RNLI’s impressive training programme.

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From the ending single use plastic to agriculture, technology, education and city planning, Earth Overshoot Day presents climate change solutions with the Power of Possibility on the occasion of World Environment Day 2022.

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Recently, I attended a cetacean identification course with Orca (highly recommended!) and it featured stunning videos of dolphins and whales.

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I’m at sea aboard Pelican of London with 23 young sailors who share my interest in science and technology.

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Earth Day is celebrated sometime in April each year since the 1970s and in 2022, it’s Friday 22nd.

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