Courtesy of The Economist (click for hi-res). The USA is the number one for petrol consumption at just under 1.4 billion liters a day.
Live Earth is live. I’m wondering what it’d be like if it’d been held by Global Cool instead of Al Gore… my weekend would certainly […]
Excerpt from Rolling Stone “… To direct the White House’s spin on global warming, Connaughton appointed Philip Cooney as his top deputy. Cooney had the […]
Great news – Google commits to go Carbon Neutral by 2008 – a very aggressive timeframe indeed. “This is just a start,” Eric Schmidt, chairman […]
Hopefully the last cross-post between the AMEE blog and this one… it’s launching this week. AMEE Press Area
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This is great, another “hat’s off” to the Climate Group, and the Greater London Authority. DIY Planet Repairs is a public information campaign calling on […]
This is a great set of visualisations – would be great to see the originals (which are 10 foot wide) http://www.chrisjordan.com/current_set2.php?id=7 For example, “Depicts 11,000 […]
As reported by the Washington Post “President Bush has consistently called for the development of advanced technology to help meet the country’s energy needs and […]
From the BBC “… according to Dr Copland, the fact that such thick ice could split apart in less than an hour – as it […]
We just launched Amee – a framework for collaborative campaigning on Climate Change. It’s an API on CO2 data and calculations, and for CO2 Footprint […]
” The company’s goals are to reduce its operations’ carbon emissions significantly and to engage its 47,000 employees and its millions of readers, viewers and […]
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This is very important news http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2007/070423a.htm “A major new campaign that aims to help individuals cut their personal CO2 emissions has today been backed by […]
Apple still at the bottom. Nokia still high. When you look at the production volumes of these products (in the 100 millions), a 1 gramme […]
at. last. http://techreport.com/onearticle.x/12160 http://www.emigroup.com/Press/2007/press18.htm http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/04/02itunes.html Of course, all CI’s clients already sell non-DRM’d music…
The new UK policy regarding profiling the energy efficiency of your home as part of its sale will help reduce the UK’s co2 profile. For […]
On The Great Global Warming Swindle. “There will always be people with conspiracy theories trying to do down the scientific consensus, and that is part […]
This is a huge step forward. “The government has unveiled plans to set a “legally binding” target to cut carbon emissions by 60% by 2050.” […]
Not entirely sure what Channel Four thinks it was doing, but this helps clear it up… “the channel – is facing a serious challenge to […]
This should be a very interesting conference… “The O’Reilly Energy Innovation Conference frames the ideas, projects, and technologies that are being invented and tested right […]
So no one should have any doubts left. Really. There can be no reason to not act. I’m only linking to the Guardian story, but […]
From BBC “Climatic changes seen around the world are “very likely” to have a human cause, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will conclude. […]
Global Cool at Number 10: transcript Blair, “I think this is just a wonderful initiative that I hope will inspire people the world over. It […]
So, today is the official Global Cool launch day. Expect a fair bit of coverage tomorrow in the UK and USA. Here’s some coverage that’s […]
We’ve launched v0.3 of the site, with an all-new carbon calculator with more valid and traceable calculations and tied into both your user profile, and […]
Some interesting pieces coming out now… On the CEO, Julian Knight, in the Telegraph. On some of the media relationships… Satellite Party: Aspen Times Hollywood […]
Hello from San Francisco, meanwhile, in The Guardian… “The really chilling thing about the IPCC report is that it is the work of several thousand […]
The Doomsday clock has been moved forward 2 minutes, to 5 to 12, one of the reasons cited being climate change… “The Bulletin of the […]
Very exciting times – quotes from this BBC article ‘The UK government is to define criteria for carbon offsetting schemes to bring “greater clarity” to […]
After months/years of R&D, some questions to be addressed and actioned over the next few weeks. Assume; 1) We are past the tipping point of […]
Amazing it took so long really. I did some photography work with them in the late 90s in return for kit and free software/keys/etc. We […]
Announced late last year, but I only just noticed, “An international research team led by Prof. Michael Kramer of the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank […]
Thanks to Tom for reminding me that I’d forgotten to comment on BBC Director-General, Mark Thomson’s, Royal Television Society Baird lecture “BBC 2.0: why on […]
One prominent fund manager, said: “Trying to distort the price of carbon credits shows sheer cheek, but they’ll have to get billions in donations to […]
Congratulations to the MySociety team for their work and multiple-recognition in the Guardian’s Top 100 Most Useful websites. It’s incredible what such a small, dedicated […]
Not to be confused with 1980s UK TV show “The Tube“, or the London Underground, we just launched http://www.global-cool.com/cooltube With lots more content to come.
Quite heavy reading, but very, very good; “The Global Carbon Cycle” (Amazon link) has a great selection of research papers covering most areas from anthropogenic […]
So, we just launched the next iteration of Global Cool – a combination of a more funky redesign, the launch of donation system, and most […]
Following my presentation at Eurofoo on 19th Sept 2006, things have been moving along in “interesting ways”. It’s always frustrating not having enough time and […]
Having watched this unfold since the beginning I’ve been trying to not post anything until YouTube announced who the buyer was. Now we know it’s […]
those chaps at MySociety have just gone and done it again… http://www.theyworkforyou.com/ brilliant stuff.
Amazing turnaround from my old employer (I was part of the Virgin Net startup team) …. Today: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5368194.stm Last year (almost to the day): http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4255156.stm […]
I’ll explain more soon, but just wanted to capture the phrase I’m now using to describe what I think we are building.
wow. we did it. we built and launched it on time. to the minute, as they walked off stage… It finally (soft/beta) launched with a […]
We had a power outage in our area today, taking out our office… (following on from yesterday’s outage in Marylebone that took out Level3 in […]
An amazing spot of blue in a hot dry landscape – Qatar.
finally got around to watching the insane, dangerously irresponsible video that is “they call it polution we call it life” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sGKvDNdJNA the mind boggles (and […]
Random conversations are great. I’ve been looking at mappings between cosmology and ‘other things’ for several years now. Recent conversations keep orbiting links between psychology, […]
Interesting event today at http://www.interdependenceday.co.uk/ the Royal Geographic Society. The only thing missing from the site (and the RGS site!) is the address … so […]
http://www.losowsky.com/archives/009837.html getting closer to Human Tamagochi, but still not quite there….
Via Mark and his remarkable team at Internews Following an assessment mission from Jakarta, Internews is making a public appeal for donations of radio sets […]
“a gathering of video makers, programmers and web producers developing online video distribution as a tool for social justice and media democracy.” it said. it […]
The exequo.org powered SoundJunction just won the “Music” award in the NMA awards I seem to have a knack for turning up/helping some of the […]
In the guardian again, this time with my exequo hat on. http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,1766532,00.html Again, it’s not a “bad thing” but an evolution of a licensing framework […]
Another step function today on the web… http://open.bbc.co.uk/catalogue/infax “This experimental catalogue database holds over 900,000 entries” … from the 1920s onwards. This is one of […]
BBC Creative Future… (link) “The second wave of digital will be far more disruptive than the first and the foundations of traditional media will be […]
This should turn into quite a nice resource over the next few months… http://del.icio.us/globalcool
A friend just sent me the best sms ever… “Quick question: what is a universe?” Lovely.
I often wonder quite how far the language of the Web (2.0 or not) must seem totally alien to everyone … this is a recent […]
It’s about 10 years since people started getting serious about online video distribution. RealVideo launched in ’97 and there was certainly a lot of dot.i.ness […]
Expect a lot of interesting things to start on this very soon. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1176980,00.html And, coming soon, http://www.global-cool.com/
Tags are going n-dimensional… Ben (the new-look Ben) & Co have implemented a nice 3D tag system using 2 spatial dimensions and the 3rd with […]
Yet another “first” … this time it’s AOL and Warner Bros. Launch In2TV – the First Broadband Television Network “In2TV begins to realize the true […]
way to go Lee http://flickr.com/photos/deity/92577318/
Significant Hi-Fi geekery (hopefully my only such post) – ATC SCM100A’s – the Rolls Royce of loudspeakers (as used by BBC, Abbey Road and many […]
It’s a sad day today … (bbc obituary) I’m glad I had the privilege of seeing him perform. Certainly one of the most influlential artists […]
A lovely review of “Binary Dust” by Steve Mayall at www.musically.com “It often seems as if digital music manufacturers compete to cram the most technology […]
The HM Revenue & Customs site gets my award for the most confusing site(s) I’ve seen in a long time. compare this with this. Both […]