CANARIES OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE COAL MINE, PART 2

By guest blogger, Alan Watson Featherstone. Whilst climate change is a serious and immediate challenge, it is not the most severe threat to the fabric of life on our planet. During the last million years or so, the Earth has gone through a number of alternating Ice Ages and warm interglacial periods – we are … Continue reading CANARIES OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE COAL MINE, PART 2

Canaries of the climate change coal mine, Part 1

By guest blogger, Alan Watson Featherstone. Over a hundred years ago, when coal mining in the UK was producing the fossil fuels that first drove the industrial revolution, canaries were used as early warning signals of danger. One of the hazards faced by miners then was the release of toxic gases, particularly carbon monoxide, to … Continue reading Canaries of the climate change coal mine, Part 1