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It’s time for UK Universities to go Fossil Free – YouTube

3 Oct

New video from the national fossil free campaign about why its time for universities to go fossil free!

It’s time for UK Universities to go Fossil Free – YouTube.

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Do The Math!

30 Jul

As a little preview to our screening of the exiting documentary “Do The Math” next semester here are a few numbers that all of us – even the most dyscalculic of us – should know about:

2 degrees — Almost every government in the world has agreed that any warming above a 2°C (3.6°F) rise would be unsafe. We have already raised the temperature .8°C, and that has caused far more damage than most scientists expected. A third of summer sea ice in the Arctic is gone, the oceans are 30 percent more acidic, and since warm air holds more water vapor than cold, the climate dice are loaded for both devastating floods and drought.

565 gigatons — Scientists estimate that humans can pour roughly 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and still have some reasonable hope of staying below two degrees. Computer models calculate that even if we stopped increasing CO2 levels now, the temperature would still rise another 0.8 degrees above the 0.8 we’ve already warmed, which means that we’re already 4/5 of the way to the 2 degree target.

2,795 gigatons — The Carbon Tracker Initiative, a team of London financial analysts, estimates that proven coal, oil, and gas reserves of the fossil-fuel companies, and the countries (think Venezuela or Kuwait) that act like fossil-fuel companies, equals about 2,795 gigatons of CO2, or five times the amount we can release to maintain 2 degrees of warming.

… To grasp the seriousness of the climate crisis, you just need to do a little math. Fossil fuel corporations have 5 times more oil and coal and gas in known reserves than climate scientists think is safe to burn. We have to keep 80% of their fossil fuels underground to keep the earth in livable shape!

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For more information and statistics: http://gofossilfree.org/faq/

Scary Video about micro-drones in development…

2 Jun

 

Charlie Brooker, creator of the Black Mirror series of TV programmes about scary technological futures, has written an article about drones after seeing a video of drones masquerading as pigeons and beetles and leeching power from electricity lines. But these drones have weapons too…

 

 

Do The Math…

20 May

There’s a new trailer out for ‘Do the Math’, the new film by 350.org, the climate change campaign in the US which is spearheading the fossil free movement there. The message is simple, the maths obvious: we need to leave fossil fuel in the ground. And if oil and gas companies won’t take this step voluntarily, it’s our job to divest.

You can see the whole movie here (45 minutes long), and if you want to host a screening of the film, 350.org ask you to register it here so others can find it!

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FairPensions Video: The Campaign for Responsible Investment (Share Power) | FairPensions

18 Feb

Good Video here from Fair Pensions!

FairPensions: The Campaign for Responsible Investment (Share Power) | FairPensions.

 

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Vote Yes To Responsible Investment

5 Feb