How to cut your carbon footprint and curb climate change

Since I began writing more about climate change about two years ago, I’ve received several emails from people asking me what they personally can do about global warming. The simple answer, I tell them, is to cut their emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas. The hard bit is figuring out how to do […]

A final song for Coco Schumann

I’m sure every journalist has some stories they regret not getting round to. I know I’ve got a few. One involved a German-Jewish musician whose life story is so amazing it’s hard to understand why they haven’t made a Hollywood movie about him yet. Coco Schumann dodged the Gestapo as a teenager, playing ‘forbidden’ swing […]

How to turn carbon dioxide into fertilizer, fuel or plastic

A couple of weeks ago I wrote carbon capture, a process whereby CO2 is removed from the air and either stored safely underground or used to make other useful resources. One of the companies working on this is Thyssenkrupp. The steelmaker has a vested interest in reducing its carbon footprint and will be opening a […]