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I'll take a look at that app.

What choices do you suggest I make? I would consider myself pretty 'green'.

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Last weekend we changed our energy supplier from RheinEnergie (mostly disgusting, horrific brown coal) to Greenpeace Energy. We're paying €30 less a month and it's 100% renewable energy supply, with investment being made further into solar. It's a co-op style opt-in which is great, anything made is invested straight back into further expanding renewables. 

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6 minutes ago, beefybake said:

 

It's s the easiest thing in the world to sit back and say  "Doomed, doomed, we're all f*cked....". 

 

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Also practically stopped eating meat. Barely bought any except when eating out previously but now making a conscious effort to avoid it. Can't emphasis enough that reducing meat (especially shit, imported stuff) consumption is crucial long term.

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1 hour ago, Stellaboz said:

Last weekend we changed our energy supplier from RheinEnergie (mostly disgusting, horrific brown coal) to Greenpeace Energy. We're paying €30 less a month and it's 100% renewable energy supply, with investment being made further into solar. It's a co-op style opt-in which is great, anything made is invested straight back into further expanding renewables. 

I'm with a similar company called Bulb.

Last week a guy from Utilita tried to get me to sign up to them on the dootstep. Much laughter was had.

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'Sleeping giant' Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find

Scientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean – known as the “sleeping giants of the carbon cycle” – have started to be released over a large area of the continental slope off the East Siberian coast, the Guardian can reveal.

High levels of the potent greenhouse gas have been detected down to a depth of 350 metres in the Laptev Sea near Russia, prompting concern among researchers that a new climate feedback loop may have been triggered that could accelerate the pace of global heating.

 

The slope sediments in the Arctic contain a huge quantity of frozen methane and other gases – known as hydrates. Methane has a warming effect 80 times stronger than carbon dioxide over 20 years. The United States Geological Survey has previously listed Arctic hydrate destabilisation as one of four most serious scenarios for abrupt climate change.

The international team onboard the Russian research ship R/V Akademik Keldysh said most of the bubbles were currently dissolving in the water but methane levels at the surface were four to eight times what would normally be expected and this was venting into the atmosphere.

“At this moment, there is unlikely to be any major impact on global warming, but the point is that this process has now been triggered. This East Siberian slope methane hydrate system has been perturbed and the process will be ongoing,” said the Swedish scientist Örjan Gustafsson, of Stockholm University, in a satellite call from the vessel.

Continued - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/oct/27/sleeping-giant-arctic-methane-deposits-starting-to-release-scientists-find

Edited by Snafu

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5 hours ago, Stan Hope said:

don't like weans, so will never have any, so i can drive to the butchers in a smokey old diesel van for a meat pack full of sausages and steaks and i'll still be more of a saviour to mother earth than the recycling champs down the street who eat nothing but grass and quorn and have an electric car with a child seat in the front.

 

Stick your nose around the exhaust of your car, and see if you still think it's healthy.

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