In May Carbon Neutral Cambridge ran an expert symposium in partnership with South Cambs District Council, Cambridge City council and the Shared Planning service, on how we could accelerate the transition to net zero carbon. We invited Tommy H, a 16 yr old student at The Leys to open the event. This is what he […]
Local councils across the country have declared a climate emergency. This has happened in response to increasing social pressure including from the school strikes and Extinction Rebellion protests. But what does it mean?
On 2 May 2019 the Committee on Climate Change have given historic advice to the UK Government to reach a net zero emissions target by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C target. We welcome this, but as the report itself says, this is the bare minimum. The report advises the government to set […]
The decision by leading politicians on the City Council to aim at a 2030 target for removing carbon pollution is a big step forward. It follows a declaration from the council that Cambridge faces a “climate emergency”.
The school children’s strike is deeply ironic. For the ‘school run’ as parents deliver and collect their children to school makes victims of them all. This collective enterprise by parents is actually poisoning and damaging their own children as well as their fellow pupils, the school staff and premises. The ‘school run’ parents are unaware […]
It’s easy to speculate about how we are doing on climate change. We can all spot the solar panels or electric cars appearing here and there. But can we be more systematic than this? As a doctor concerned about climate change, I have found major reviews in the Lancet, a world-renowned medical journal, provide a […]
I was pleased to see the recent headlines about creating a new “Low Carbon District” on the site of the current sewage works near Cambridge North station. However, as in so many things, the devil is in the detail. The publicity so far has talked about the new district being designed to encourage walking and […]
A Cambridge entrepreneur (Dr Arith Metic) has a successful AI business (“Impossible Blue”) established on the Cambridge Science Park). He receives regular enquiries and orders from the US, as a reult of which he makes three economy class Stansted to San Francisco flights a year. He expects to be making the same number of flights […]
This year’s English summer was the warmest on record. Great for many of us, but it also contributed to a record 2.2 million patients attending A&E in July. Elsewhere, high temperatures and dry conditions caused wildfires and deaths from inside the Arctic Circle to the shores of the Aegean Sea. According to a recent UN […]
We have submitted a response to the consultation on the Waterbeach New Town SPD. This is important, because the South Cambs local plan has agreed that 8000-9000 new homes will be built on the old Waterbeach baracks site. This SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) matters, because it will influence the decisions on planning applications here for […]