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UK Xmas green not white

23. December 2011

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Looks as though the UK will not experience any snow this Xmas .Check this weather and snow forecast for your region. http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=other;type=xmas;sess Just enjoying some chill time in my Garden House planning new developments for Climate Change Gardening in 2012. Also reflecting on the bizarre weather the world has experienced during 2011. Watch this amazing Channel 4 documentary […]

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Sir David warning on climate change

1. December 2011

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Sir David Attenborough says that people have a ‘huge moral responsibility towards the rest of the planet’ . As a world renowned scientist and the greatest living documentary film maker, we must listen to the warnings by this great man and think about how we can respond to the urgent need for everyone of us to care more about the state of our […]

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Xmas buzz for your garden

24. November 2011

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Looking for the perfect green Xmas present?   The Bumblebee Lodge is great for pollination in your garden . The ultimate wildlife feature, providing a fascinating permanent place of residence for your very own Bumblebee colony every summer. http://www.dragonfli.co.uk/beepol_bumblebee_lodge.html If you need  reminding of the beauty of pollination watch this divine video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHkq1edcbk4&feature=share

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Australia passes carbon tax

8. November 2011

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In great contrast to my story yesterday about why the UK is falling behind its commitments to cut its carbon footprint, todays blog confirms why Australia is attempting to lead the world into a carbon free future. The Australian parliament has just passed laws that impose a price on carbon emissions  in one of the biggest […]

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Hard up UK puts climate change on back burner

7. November 2011

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According to a report in the Independent newspaper today, Britain’s carbon emissions grew faster than the economy last year for the first time since 1996, as a cash-strapped population relegated the environment down its league of concerns and spent more money keeping warm. The rise in Britain’s so-called carbon intensity increases the danger that the country will […]

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TED talks gardening

25. October 2011

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One of the exciting developments on the internet is the growth of sites where individuals present radical ideas for changing the world or give thought provoking speeches that might inspire others to change the world. Some of the best are to be found at TED Talks which are now  creating innovation and change via TED, a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. http://www.ted.com/talks […]

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Climate Change Australian style

6. October 2011

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Climate Change Australian style

Climate change is affecting all parts of Australia with extreme weather conditions challenging this huge country. La Niña brought heavy rain in 2010, eased drought but caused widespread flooding Prolonged dry conditions continue in southwest Western Australia Australia’s warmest 10 years on record http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/change/ If you live in  Australia and are a gardener please share your experiences of […]

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What is green investment?

9. September 2011

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  More money is said to be flowing in to green technology than ever before: a new global record of $243 billion was reported for 2010.  To go about making sense of these figures, the term “green investment” has to first be defined: Is it capital invested in protecting and restoring the environment at large, […]

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How will your garden grow in 2050?

4. September 2011

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How will your garden grow in 2050?

One of the most confusing things for gardeners about climate change is the uncertainty of what is actually going to happen with the weather. The biggest challenge likely to face gardeners everywhere is water management as rainfall is likely to fall by around one fifth by the middle of the century, leading to an increased […]

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Sir David Attenborough reflects on climate change

30. August 2011

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Sir David Attenborough has used his skill as a broadcaster to clearly show some key facts about climate change in this short video. It may not contain all the evidence of his usual hour long documentaies but the fact that such a great man has put his name to this piece of film on You Tube suggests to me that he wants to make sure we […]

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