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Plant trees to tackle climate change

4. November 2016

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Plant trees to tackle climate change

Trees are vital to the future of our planet as they soak up carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/26/trees-to-combat-climate-change Wherever you live in the world please think about where you can plant more trees – they are beautiful and easy to look after as long as you choose the right tree for the right soil […]

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Extreme weather now normal

19. September 2012

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climate change and weather extremes are not about a distant future. Formerly one-off extreme weather episodes seem to be becoming the new normal. Weather extremes are not that extreme any more. Heatwaves, floods, droughts and wildfires are the new reality of an ever warming world. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/19/extreme-weather-new-normal-climate-change

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Oxfam Tatton Park climate change garden

21. July 2011

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Oxfam helps farmers all over the world to deal with the effects of climate change whether it be drought in Africa or flooding in Bangladesh. To highlight their work, Oxfam have designed and created a garden called “When the waters rise”at the RHS Tatton Park Show this week. http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/RHS-Show-Tatton-Park/2011/Gardens/Garden-A-to-Z/When-the-Waters-Rise This beautiful garden won Gold yesterday […]

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Weather matters

19. July 2011

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Weather matters

Staying with the weather theme I wonder if you have any idea where this photo was taken today? Not Spain, not the South of France or even a tropical island. I took this photo at lunch time along the sea front at Eastbourne on the South Coast of the UK – sometimes known as god’s […]

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Valentines Roses threaten Kenya

14. February 2011

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Valentines Roses threaten Kenya

Consumer appetite for cut-price Kenyan roses for Valentine’s Day is “bleeding the country dry” by threatening the region’s precarious ecology. Seventy per cent of roses sold in European supermarkets come from Kenya, most from Naivasha. UK supermarkets are being asked to show more concern about the health of the environment that the flowers come from. […]

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Give a garden as a gift

10. December 2010

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Give a garden as a gift

Xmas excess is upon us but in some parts of the world Xmas is just another day to find food to eat and feed the children. A Keyhole Garden allows a family to grow enough food for three meals a day – even in the face of an extreme climate and poor soil. Keyhole Gardens […]

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Weather chaos and climate change

17. August 2010

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Floods in Pakistan, drought in Russia and record temperatures across the USA during summer 2010 raises the question whether these far-flung disasters are connected and if global warming is causing such weather extremes. The collective answer of the scientific community can be boiled down to a single word: probably. “The climate is changing,” said Jay Lawrimore, chief […]

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Hottest year on record?

19. July 2010

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Hottest year on record?

http://vodpod.com/watch/4018941-2010-hottest-year-so-far-on-record http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/07/2010717132048381555.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/7895681/Worlds-hottest-year-on-record-expected.html http://climateprogress.org/2010/07/10/nasa-hottest-year-solar-minimum/ http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100716/wl_nm/us_weather_hottest_record http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/hottest-year-on-record/story-e6frg12c-1225892772028 http://www.vancouversun.com/news/World+simmers+hottest+year+record/3290162/story.html

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Africa ‘tackles’ climate change

11. June 2010

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Africa ‘tackles’ climate change

African fever is gripping the globe with the World Cup kicking off  in South Africa today. This reminds me of one of the most popular stories I have ever written on this blog .It is about a fascinating way of growing vegetables in Africa using a system called  Key hole Gardens which is supported by a  UK charity called Send a Cow.http://www.myclimatechangegarden.com/blog/eco-gardening-secrets-from-africa With so many football […]

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UN Video for 2010 Year of Biodiversity

6. June 2010

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UN Video for 2010 Year of Biodiversity

Biodiversity is life – Biodiversity is our life 70% of plants are threatened by extinction as a result of climate change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1VYmpTikgw&feature=related

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