Wholly Climatic Tuesday, 15th February

1. Another piece from the Danish Development Research Network (DDRN): “Sami-youth in Finland: ‘Our culture is threatened by climate change – and we are not even part of the conversation about it’”, in which a young member of the Sami Parliament in Finland, a reindeer-herder by tradition and profession, talks about the impact of climate change on her people. https://ddrn.dk/7147/

 2. The EU (…) is moving to label nuclear energy sustainable if it meets certain criteria, says this World Economic Forum (WEF) piece, which also makes mention of a recent report which found that the nuclear sector helped avert the emission of 74 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide between 1971 and 2018 https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/02/nuclear-energy-fuel-supply-crunch/

3. This one from NESTA is for anyone that uses gas to heat their home or their water,  https://www.nesta.org.uk/project-updates/how-much-your-gas-boiler-costing-earth/ I tried their calculator and our gas heating produces approximately 2,927 kg of CO² per year – the equivalent of nine transatlantic flights or 18 trips from Land’s End to John O’Groats – 24,300 kms – by car. Which maybe isn’t a complete disaster?

4. An honest piece in The Scottish Review by Anthony Seaton from Aberdeen University, ‘Preparing for Climate Change’ https://www.scottishreview.net/AnthonySeaton604a.html “I’m not sure that my profession has done a very good job of explaining the implications of climate change,” says Professor Seaton.

5. Here’s more lesson plans than you can shake a stick at from the Climate Action in Language Education team https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climate-action-language-education-lesson-plans

 6. And, finally, ‘The epitome of joy’, a Guardian celebration of the life and songs of Lata Mangeshkar https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/feb/08/the-epitome-of-joy-10-of-lata-mangeshkars-greatest-songs

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