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21. April 2017

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For the past ten years this blog has successfully used gardens & plants to communicate key climate change messages. Without doubt THE biggest challenge for communicating climate change effectively is how to engage people with this pressing local & global issue without using complicated scientific data or images of polar bears, melting ice caps and remote islands […]

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Climate change affecting seasons

18. April 2017

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A report published by the University of Southampton confirms that on average the end of Autumn is taking place later and Spring is starting earlier in the northern hemisphere. This has huge implications for UK , European and USA gardeners. The project was led by University of Southampton Professor of Geography Peter Atkinson, who worked […]

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Plant trees to tackle climate change

2. March 2017

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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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Euro crisis and drought challenge Europe 2012

6. June 2012

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The Euro Crisis is not the only thing to be concerned about if you are living in Europe during 2012. Drought is causing serious problems for many countries. Large parts of Spain and Portugal are desperate for rain, after the driest Iberian winter in more than 70 years. Spain received less than 30 percent of its […]

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European finances v environment

4. November 2011

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Europe might be faling apart financially but local action on environmental issues is a priority for many Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on their territories. By their commitment, Covenant signatories aim to meet […]

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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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French urban gardening

4. December 2010

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The urban gardening trend that’s greening up cities all over the world arrived in Paris recently. Four giant, plant-filled displays throughout Paris gave visitors an immersive dose of green, oxygen-rich life during these darker winter days. http://springwise.com/weekly/2010-12-01.htm#mabulleetmoi

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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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Grow your own and bake bread to make a difference

11. August 2010

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Grow your own and bake bread to make a difference

Wheat prices are rising as a result of severe drought in Russia this summer which could have an ongoing effect on the world’s food chain. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10859883 Beat the unpredictable global weather this summer by growing your own food and baking your own bread.http://www.allotment.org.uk/allotment_foods/bread-making/index.php

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