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‘Climate Breakdown’? How To Create Scary Climate Models (And Headlines)

Shock, horror: According to the WMO and the Met Office, there is a 3-20% chance of the forthcoming five-year global temperature average exceeding 1.5°C. There are several definitions of hustle. One of them is to use forceful actions to promote…

This Is Why Electric Car Sales Are Blowing Up In The UK

Well, there are a few reasons why electric car sales are exploding in the UK, where they now account for nearly 10% of auto sales. I think awareness still hasn’t caught up to the many benefits of an electric car or the potential for financial savings compared to a “similar” fossil-fueled car, but consumers are waking up to these matters. On the latter topic, I’ll try to do my part again to bring some insight to this matter to more Brits

Record efficiency for printed solar cells

(Swansea University) A new study reports the highest efficiency ever recorded for full roll-to-roll printed perovskite solar cells. It marks a key step towards cheaper and more efficient ways of generating solar energy.

Could biotechnology be the vital catalyst to deliver a green economic recovery?

(University of Manchester) Biotechnology’s game-changing role as a catalyst to reboot a greener economy is the focus of a summit hosted by The University of Manchester. George Freeman MP, former-Life Sciences minister, will join a debate featuring leading experts from Manchester Institute of Biotechnology plus national policy-makers on the green growth agenda. The event will be run from 3pm on Wednesday, July 15, and register here: https://www.newstatesman.com/2020/06/new-statesman-and-mib-webinar-biotechnology-catalyst-sustainable-future

Covid-19 and climate change: Why we need to remember what we’ve lost – Vox.com

For as long as I’ve followed global warming, advocates and activists have shared a certain faith: When the impacts get really bad, people will act. Maybe it will be an especially destructive hurricane, heat wave, or flood. Maybe it will…

Tesla Model 3 Wins AutoTrader’s New Car Of The Year Award, Is Reminiscent Of “When The iPhone First Came Out”

AutoTrader recently announced that Tesla’s Model 3 is its pick for the New Car of the Year for 2020. Its “New Car Awards” is an awards ceremony that heaps praise on car manufacturers for excellence in products released throughout the year

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Norman Conquest of 1066 did little to change people’s eating habits

Archaeologists have combined the latest scientific methods to offer new insights into life during the Norman Conquest of England. Until now, the story of the Conquest has primarily been told from evidence of the elite classes of the time. But little has been known about how it affected everyday people’s lives.