Just published: already out of date.

As has been commented on many times, the publishing process for academic papers takes a long time. The consequence of this is that even when a paper has only just become available – only just been published – it is already frequently out of date. This is particularly problematic for review papers, which struggle to keep pace with research articles.

What is Geoengineering?

Geoengineering is the “large-scale engineering of our environment in order to combat or counteract the effects of [human made] changes in atmospheric chemistry” (Lenton, 2009). Nothing to do with rocks. Note, this is not mad scientists trying to control the climate for fun. Geoengineering is involved with trying to prevent the worst effects of the climate change problem we’ve created.

Home composting – the economic, social and legislative drivers

With a total about-turn of topic, I’d like to share with you some thoughts about home composting. Now hang with me, because really, it’s more interesting and complicated than you might initially think. There are three main legislative drivers for home composting in the UK. The first is, indirectly, the Kyoto protocol. Targets for reducing …