All about Carbon
Cutting carbon emissions is the single most important step to a sustainable future. If we don’t control greenhouse gasses all bets are off. At the very best, runaway global warming will have a disastrous effect on the world’s economy – at worst it could create changes that threaten survival in many parts of the world. “Decarbonising the economy” needs to be one of our highest priorities.
Food miles or food myths?
There's a mythconception that the reason food is so carbon intensive is because of “all the transport and packaging” - Not true! There's no doubt that the rising distance food travels is a cause for concern, but transport plays a relatively minor role in the overall carbon cost of food. It's reckoned that 80% of emissions are created before food leaves the farm gate..
Carbon - Life wouldn't be the same without it
Carbon is at the root of the sustainability issue. It's partly because burning fossil carbon like coal and oil is disturbing the balance of our climate and partly because, in the grand scheme of things there's not much of it and it took a couple of billion years to make.
Footsteps to a low carbon world
A genuinely sustainable economy must be carbon neutral - "Zero Carbon" doesn't mean we can't emit any carbon at all – but it does mean we have to stop adding to the total amount of free carbon in the system.
Save energy - cut carbon
We have a huge part to play in reducing carbon emissions. Almost a quarter of all UK greenhouse gasses are produced by our homes. A little more than half come directly from space and water heating and the rest indirectly from electricity use. The drive to make our homes more energy efficient will affect almost all of us over the next few years.