Author Archives: James Atkins

Extract from Climate Change for Football Fans – short-termism v long-termism

This is chapter 45 from Climate Change for Football Fans. 45. The madness of long-termism Emissions markets might be a good long-term solution, but as we are talking about a short-term problem (to stabilise emissions), we should be looking at … Continue reading

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Football’s real carbon footprint: a vector of consumerism

There has been a lot of interest recently in the carbon footprint of football, both clubs and competitions. UEFA has announced it is offsetting 450,000 tonnes of emissions from Euro 2020; league tables of clubs’ green performance have been published … Continue reading

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The problem with net zero

Many companies and organisations are saying they will go net zero by 2030. This is in response to the climate emergency. The intention is good but flawed. It is not suitable for a climate emergency. It is suitable for a … Continue reading

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Who ate all the pies? The fate of American birdlife

Peritonitis Girth, the chief mathematician to the government of Onan Hash, recently delivered his report on the tragic decline in American birdlife.[1] Since the 1970s, bird numbers in North America have fallen by one third. 3 billion birds have disappeared. … Continue reading

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Notes on Sweden, Saudi and behaviour change

When I read that someone had bombed Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities and their production was down 50%, I assumed that Sweden had finally realised that climate diplomacy was doomed to failure and decided to take proper action. Disabling Saudi’s oil … Continue reading

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