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    The Hopes And Goals Of COP26

    Rian Patel explains the goals of COP26, and what they hope to achieve at this historic conference. Will countries be able to work together and do what it takes to save our planet?...
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    Somewhere Over The Hydrogen Rainbow

    Rian Patel explains what hydrogen power is and how it could lead the quest for 'Net Zero by 2050'....
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    National Food Strategy: Farming, Meat And Climate Change

    Rian Patel Rolling fields of mustard yellows, greens and cereal browns cover so much of the British Isles. Complementing the arable land, you may see sheep grazing, cows sitting, and chickens wandering. The National Food Strategy views these sights as traditional and important to the landscape and culture of...
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    National Food Strategy: Inequality and the ‘Junk-Food Cycle’

    Rian Patel Soon after the government-commissioned National Food Strategy Part 2 was published, tabloids and the news reeled off headlines spreading the word about a possible incoming sugar and salt tax on our foods. ‘Bonkers’, described The Sun. ‘Boris’ war on chocolate biscuits!’, cried The Daily Express. ‘…tax will...
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    Climate Change Talks At G7 Summit

    Rian Patel Out of overarching grey clouds was born a beautiful blue sky, and warm, dazzling sunshine, as the G7 summit progressed from 11 – 13 June. The first face-to-face diplomatic meeting that the Group of 7 (G7) have had in nearly two years took place at Carbis Bay...
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    Nuclear Power in Western Europe

    Rian Patel Moving away from America’s horrific use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war, President Eisenhower of the US delivered his ‘Atoms for Peace’ speech in 1953, to the UN. Three years later, the world’s first full-scale, civil nuclear power plant opened in the...
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    The Crucial Need For Carbon Capture, Utilisation, And Storage

    Rian Patel To roughly offset the carbon footprint of the life of an average 47-year old living in the UK, one would have to plant 2,250 trees. And then let them grow for 50 years, costing time, money, and land. Carbon dioxide is a long-lasting greenhouse gas that traps...