The green revolution
In November this year the UK will host COP26, or the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Glasgow. Its mission? Uniting the world to tackle climate change. Here we report on some revolutionary ideas from five very different walks of life that could come together to make 2021 a turning point in saving Planet Earth.
The people who fix rubbish to mend the Earth
THE GREEN REVOLUTION: 5/5 Culture. Is throwaway culture the heart of the problem? Each year, humans discard two billion tonnes of waste worldwide, causing untold harm to our fragile planet.
Fierce criticism for ‘vital step to net zero’
THE GREEN REVOLUTION: 4/5 Politics. Are governments doing enough? The UK announced a £1bn plan to create green jobs and slash emissions yesterday. But many say a bigger vision is needed.
Virtual Earth to test planet-saving science
THE GREEN REVOLUTION: 3/5 Science. Can science solve climate change? From dimming the sun to placing giant mirrors in the desert, some incredible projects are nearing completion.
How it may soon be weird not to be green
THE GREEN REVOLUTION: 2/5 Society. Will being green soon be as normal as saying please and thank you? A recent book explains how things we take for granted can change remarkably quickly.
Grey goop that means a car can run on water
THE GREEN REVOLUTION: 1/5 Climate. Is hydrogen the key to fixing global warming? Research is speeding up, promising far lower costs than sceptics suppose. And the future scale is vast.