Sustainability of Food & Energy Production

Hannah Richie wrote a great piece for Works In Progress on some natural assumptions and contradictions we have when thinking about the environmental sustainability of food and energy production. Did you know that the production of chocolate causes almost as much land use change as beef farming, or that energy production from coal causes 613 times as many deaths as nuclear power?

Podcast Of The Week: Eamon Ryan on Magnified With Matt Cooper

On his new long-form podcast, Matt Cooper interviews Eamon Ryan about Ireland's climate landscape and all the change that is in train, but that is needed to address the climate emergency. This deep dive is great and full of details and challenging questions. Eamon Ryan has a questionable meme-inspired political reputation, but he can't be accused of not knowing his brief inside out and being able to paint a positive picture of transitional change.

Google Greenwashes Aircraft Emissions

As reported by the BBC, Google have updated their Google flights emissions calculations to exclude all the global warming impacts of flying except CO2. This removes almost half of the emissions generated actually generated from aviation. Failing to measure & display these additional missions effectively amounts to greenwashing, and is the opposite of what is needed during a climate emergency :-(


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