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Buildings are designed to keep people safe and comfortable according to the local climate: warm when it’s cold outside, dry when it’s wet and sheltered when it’s stormy. If the climate changes, buildings may struggle to serve our needs in the new conditions. The UK’s recent 40°C heatwave showed...
In the summer of 1972, the Women’s Liberation Movement was fighting hard, through rallies and marches, for social, sexual and reproductive liberation. The “second wave” of feminism was at its peak, gaining notoriety after a group threw flour bombs at the Miss World beauty pageant in 1970, highlighting the...
By the end of 2020, there were more than 2.7 million homes with solar energy systems in place. And that number is expected to rise as energy prices keep increasing. If you’re thinking of investing in solar panels for your home, now is the perfect time. But for many homeowners,...
With plastic pollution becoming one of the most pressing environmental issues in recent years and more single use plastic being produced every single day, people are beginning to want to make a difference. By Paige Bee A lot of large brands have recently swapped plastic straws for paper ones, and...
Climate change is set to dramatically alter life across the planet. The world is predicted to warm by 3.2 degrees this century even if all of the current international carbon-cutting policies were delivered. This will result in unprecedented heatwaves, terrifying storms, and widespread water shortages. Governments across the world...
David King, University of Cambridge and Jane Lichtenstein, University of Cambridge While global governments have agreed to work towards limiting global temperature increase to 1.5°C, little in their behaviour suggests they are taking the challenge seriously, as emissions continue to rise year after year. The most recent climate analysis report...
The climate crisis has worsened significantly in recent years, with the effects of man-made pollution resulting in tangible changes to global weather patterns – and a stark warning from the IPCC. Governments and major institutions are feeling the pressure to institute real change when it comes to pollution, a...
By Martin Graff, University of South Wales Loneliness levels rose during the lockdowns, but since restrictions have eased, people have not rushed out to find a new date. This has been given a name, “hesidating”, and is defined as feeling indifferent or ambivalent about dating, being unsure whether you want...
By Simon Lewis, UCL and Mark Maslin, UCL The COP26 UN climate talks in Glasgow have finished and the gavel has come down on the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries. If the 2015 Paris Agreement provided the framework for countries to tackle climate change then Glasgow, six years...
The investor Warren Buffett once remarked that “only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked”. For the plastics recycling industry, the pandemic was a bit like the tide going out, exposing its deep-rooted structural problems. Specifically, COVID-19 exposed the plastics recycling sector’s vulnerability to oil-price...