Tackling Climate Change: The Promise and Pitfalls of AI

Climate change is an urgent global crisis, and mitigating its impacts has become a core priority for scientists, engineers, and researchers worldwide. One principal tool that’s increasingly being recognised for its potential in this fight is artificial intelligence (AI). However, like every technology, AI has its strengths and weaknesses, and its application in combating climate […]

The Incentive-based Approach to Sustainable Living: A Win-Win for All

In the wake of escalating #environmental concerns, there is an increased focus on #sustainable living. However, one recurring challenge is the perceived high cost of #sustainability. When sustainable choices come at a premium, and less #ecofriendly alternatives are discounted, making the right choice becomes difficult for the average consumer. The solution may lie in a shift in approach – incentivising people rather […]

The Heat is On: Climate Change and What You Can Do About It

Climate change is no longer a distant threat, but a stark reality we’re facing every day. We’re experiencing unprecedented global warming due to human activities, primarily due to burning fossil fuels that produce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. But there’s hope. Each of us can play a part in reducing our carbon footprint and working towards […]

The Carbon Footprint of a Tweet

In our fast-paced, technologically advanced era, we’re constantly reminded of the environmental impact of our daily choices, from the food we eat to the cars we drive. But what about the carbon footprint of our digital activities? Have you ever stopped to consider the environmental cost of sending a simple tweet? 🐦 💨 Every seemingly […]

The gold rush of the carbon credits

Net Zero became the hot buzzword so many are using to show their commitment to climate action, yet it can be misleading and dangerous. Zero is impossible, and the technologies that will remove carbon from the atmosphere will eventually become scalable. But until then, corporates, cities, and individuals need to work hard to reduce their […]

What climate action can learn from rock climbing?

It is challenging to act on climate. Our natural tenancy is to act only on what we see here and now. It is difficult for us humans to act on a threat that we know is there, but is kind of far away and besides: “I am too small of making the change”, and “it […]

What does 1kg of carbon look like?

Making money means making carbon. Although businesses and bankers don’t put it that way, it’s the truth: there’s money in emissions, simply because carbon is emitted by producing, packaging, and distributing the things we buy and the products we use. Therefore, carbon emissions are simply the price we pay (beyond money) for living as we […]

Eight Billion Heroes, and The New Sustainability Economy

In my previous article “Time to be honest about climate”, I made some simple observations: We’re consuming more and more, and we’re not willing to leave our comfort zone. We demand that others — governments and companies — take responsibility for doing sustainability work. So many people are shooting the messenger — Greta — and […]

Time to be honest about climate

By now, most of us have seen Greta’s latest speech at the UN, and it seems the whole world is talking about climate. So many articles are written about it, usually with a fair amount of virtue signalling about how sustainable or concerned the writer is. I won’t bore you with more of the same, […]