Climate Change Emissions

Kurzgesagt on climate-change mitigation

They’re German. And they make sense on climate-change mitigation! This animated video is one of the best summaries I’ve seen on the prospects for, and impediments to, cutting greenhouse gases. It’s factual, balanced and entertaining (as in all their work, the presentation is superb). They note the following: This video is part of a series […]


AMA (Ask Me Anything) #1

Some replies to questions posed so far, in the previous comments thread (and one on Twitter). Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions and/or represent my synthesis of the evidence I’ve seen. Caveat emptor. Hank Roberts: Thoughts about proposed small nuclear reactors, please. Difficult to licence, especially in Western markets. This is why the designs for […]


BNC Update

It’s been a while — well over 4 years, in fact… Time for an update? Brave New Climate is is a blog with its roots in the climate and energy problem. It was started in 2008, flourished for about 5 years, and then reached what seemed to be the end of its natural life. I […]

Hot News Impacts Techno-fix

Pokécology: people will never put down their phones, but games can get them focused on nature

By Jessie Buettel & Barry Brook. Original published on The Conversation. Anyone who has been outdoors in a populated area in the past month will be aware of the massive success of Pokémon GO, which has rocketed to the top of the gaming charts. People have been avidly collecting Pokémon creatures in various media formats […]

Open Thread

Open Thread 26

Time for a new open thread, since apparently the previous one is now loading a little slowly… I’ll close the old one to comments, so please continue discussion here. As for the quiescence of BNC over the past few months, well, I’ve been travelling — what can I say? But I have a new post […]