Paul Brown After decades of reporting on climate change and the inaction of governments in averting the coming tragedy of an overheated planet, for me the issue has gradually become more personal. Just how hard is it for anyone in the United Kingdom to become carbon-neutral? The answer: for me it took a long battle to abandon fossil fuels. My journey to cutting my own carbon emissions began ten years ago with moving house. Our 1930s bungalow needed a new roof and updating − an opportunity to put into practice some of the carbon-saving schemes that had filled so many column inches and helped earn my living down the years. The refurbishment was an opportunity to pack large amounts of insulation into the roof, walls and under the floor. More light entered the building through triple-glazed skylights installed in a green roof. Then came solar panels and a wood-burning stove.
Climate News Network 1st Oct 2021 read more »