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Really enjoyed this read at the weekend: "In the future, we might look back on December 2019 as the all-time peak in global carbon emissions."

If anyone out there is using my Susty WordPress theme for anything (big or small), I'd love to see a link to your site. I've seen some interesting uses of it in the wild but haven't kept a track of the URLs. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

An excellent and timely post by @danny: "Shaving off a single kilobyte in a file that is being loaded on 2 million websites reduces CO2 emissions by an estimated 2950kg per month."

This is the sort of good news story we need right now. ๐Ÿš† Sleeper trains are a fantastic way of travelling. There should be dozens leaving @StPancrasInt every evening for every corner of Europe.

"Nothing weโ€™ll read about online should make us hopeful, because scrolling for hope by browsing through social media from your sofa wonโ€™t cut it. I think thatโ€™s even selfish. Those achievements are the result of exhausted youths, overworked scientists and grieving activists. For each green bill presented in a legislative body, thereโ€™s an anxious, underslept staffer who needs backup. Can one hope from the sidelines?"

It's that time of the year again. Time to share this by @[email protected] :

"People in eastern Congo are massacred to facilitate smartphone upgrades of ever diminishing marginal utility."

Tree planting volunteer party at Skelgill Farm in Newlands Valley. I've done about 10 so far. Just 699,999,990 to go!

A surreal and hilarious moment in the European Parliament when an ill-informed Brexit Party MEP questions the academic credentials of the Green Party's Molly Scott Cato MEP. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Excellent to see this work being done by @[email protected]:

"We will seek to purchase negative CO2 emissions at any price per tCO2, starting immediately."


Superb performance by @[email protected] jousting with John Humphrys on @[email protected] on the movement: "On the one hand business as usual, climate breakdown, and mass deaths. On the other we try to find a way to live and prosper together."

Here's a debate, presented by France 24, in English, featuring MEPs from across Europe, and across the political spectrum, debating the controversy around the election of the European Commission President. Have you ever seen anything like this on BBC News? Perhaps if we actually covered this sort of thing in the UK, we wouldn't all be so ignorant about how the EU works.

More than 2,000 years later, this 1st century BCE Roman bridge is still standing.

Free chargers all over Verona (and free WiFi throughout the city) via their smart city app.

The absolutely stunning, largely car free, Slovenian seaside town of Piran.

Beautiful spot for a charge. And Ljubljana has an electric road train for getting around! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ”Œ๐Ÿ”‹

Woodland and shrubland make up more than 60% of Slovenia's land cover (compared to 13% in the UK). It is home to wolves, bears, and two million people, and the whole country would fit into the Highlands of Scotland.

This article is brilliant. A simplistic focus on energy efficiency does not solve the big problems that we are facing: "...the key step here is to think of energy efficiency as a means rather than an end in itself..." @[email protected]

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