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President Obama, David Attenborough and the Aquatic Ape

Guest essay by Eric Worrall High profile British Climate Advocate David Attenborough, who in 2015 was invited to the Whitehouse by President Obama to advise on climate issues, has come under fire for promoting a discredited “Aquatic Ape” theory. Sorry David Attenborough, we didn’t evolve from ‘aquatic apes’ – here’s why Occasionally in science there…

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Share Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jetset Climate Burden

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Verge has written one of the most unintentionally hilarious descriptions ever of serial Climate Clown Leonardo DiCaprio’s desire to share his green angst with the proletariat. … Celebrities are keen on adopting righteous causes, but few are as vocal as Leonardo DiCaprio about his quest to save the planet…

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Claim: Being Green Threatens Male Gender Identity

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study published in Journal of Consumer Research suggests men are shying away from “green” behaviours because men think they are “unmanly”. Is Eco-Friendly Unmanly? The Green-Feminine Stereotype and Its Effect on Sustainable Consumption Why are men less likely than women to embrace environmentally friendly products and behaviors? Whereas prior…

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UN Secretary General: The Climate Debate is “Over”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Ban Ki-moon, outgoing UN Secretary General, has declared that the climate debate is over. … “The debate over climate phenomenon is over scientifically and environmentally,” said Ban, adding that the influence of climate change deniers or skeptics has waned. “It is affecting our day-to-day life,” Ban said, at a new…

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Claim: Countries which favour Nuclear Power are Not Making Enough Effort to Install Renewables

Guest essay by Eric Worrall University of Sussex and Vienna School of International Studies are concerned that countries with policies which favour nuclear power aren’t making enough effort to reduce CO2 emissions by installing solar power and wind turbines. University of Sussex Press Release; Pro-nuclear countries making slower progress on climate targets With Hinkley Point…

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Amsterdam Renewable Energy Incubator Announces Grant Programme

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A startup incubator firm based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has announced help and grants for people who want to pursue renewable energy ideas. Start-ups brimming with bright ideas are becoming increasingly important in the field of sustainable energy. And Amsterdam’s “global start-up machine” Rockstart has devised a scheme which places selected…