What sparked the rapid increase of carbon dioxide?

Today, scientists attribute the cause of the current climate crisis to the rapid increase in the use of fossil fuels that started around the time of the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States of America between the 18th and 19th century. This climate trend is particularly significant as it is the first majorContinue reading “What sparked the rapid increase of carbon dioxide?”

So, what was the Ice Age and the Medieval Warming Period?

And so we move onto part 2! In this section of my EPQ I went on to talk about what the Ice Age and Medieval warming period actually were and why the changing climate of the time didn’t raise as many concerns as our current changing climate. The Medieval Warming Period, the period between 900Continue reading “So, what was the Ice Age and the Medieval Warming Period?”

How do we know that our current climate is abnormal?

Okay, so it has been a while since I uploaded. Time has been ticking, life has been…life-ing, but I’m back! The next set of blog posts will be segments from the EPQ that I wrote for my A Levels. For those of you who don’t know, an EPQ or Extended Project Qualification, is an independentContinue reading “How do we know that our current climate is abnormal?”

Is there a future for the oil and gas industry?

Oil and gas. The real cause of globalisation, the current fuel for most means of transportation and the reason that your food does not get stuck to a pot when you are cooking. Oil and gas have been driving economic growth at the expense of the planet’s climate for the last century, however, with theContinue reading “Is there a future for the oil and gas industry?”

How can we move to a sustainable future if we keep using energy-intensive heating and cooling?

According to UK Power, a ‘typical’ home uses between 8,000 kWh and 17,000 kWh of energy a year for its heating and according to World Watch Institute data, buildings are responsible for the annual consumption of 40% of the world’s energy. The design of many buildings for living and working make them inefficient in termsContinue reading “How can we move to a sustainable future if we keep using energy-intensive heating and cooling?”

Electric Power Generation and consumption

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable and sustainable forms of energy, may be the greatest challenge of the 21st century and possibly of world history. Many engineers and scientists are working on developing the current technology that we have to harness the natural sources of energy to mitigate climate change. We are all aware of theContinue reading “Electric Power Generation and consumption”