Monthly Archives: October 2007

Rockall 1997 – No new oil

Rockall 1997 - No new oil

Rockall is the tip of a volcano, a micro-continent far out in the North Atlantic, a rock 20 metres high in an ocean that sometimes has waves that big.

In 1997 we lived there for 42 days in a climate protest; watch the slideshow, it’s worth two minutes, and/or read on for more.  Almost nobody understood climate protest then. Continue reading


Carbon Logic explained

In 1997, the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that we could ‘afford’ to burn a limited amount of fossil fuels in the 21st century – burning more than 225 Gigatons of carbon would wreck the climate. We had to work to a “carbon budget”. The IPCC also pointed out that known, recoverable reserves of fossil fuels were much greater than this budget. The ten year old graph  tells the story.

Carbon logic

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Rockall 1997 the slideshow

Watch the slideshow, it’s worth two minutes