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Penguin Watch: Get Involved


Are You Interested in Helping to Conserve Penguins?

Penguin Watch needs people like you to mark the penguins in their camera trap images.

Your participation will help to:

  •   Understand how threats to the ecosystem are affecting penguins.
  •   Develop a computer program that recognizes penguins in these images.
  •   Mark these colonies for improved protection.
Monitor Penguins in Remote Regions.
Scientists have travelled to some of the coldest areas on the planet to learn more about penguin populations. Help annotate their images of wildlife in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Get involved by clicking this link.

Seeing is Believing ?


Image reproduced with the kind permission of Carbon Visuals.

Shrink that Footprint asks a very interesting question ;

If we could see carbon dioxide, would we take it more seriously?

Carbon Visuals provides the materials for the test. Look at the gallery of images below and then ask yourself if seeing is believing.


The pink cube is the actual volume of carbon dioxide gas we can emit and still have a chance of keeping global warming below 2 °C. It is 81 km high (51 miles). The other volumes are the emissions from the proven reserves of fossil fuels.
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Carbon Visuals.


The pink cube, which is 78 km high (49 miles) is the actual volume of our ‘carbon budget’: 900 billion tonnes of CO2. The shapes to the right show the emissions from proven reserves listed in Global Energy Outlook 2012.
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Carbon Visuals.


If all the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere were shared equally amongst every person on the planet (7 billion of us) this is how much we’d have each – 446 tonnes of it.
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Carbon Visuals.


The ‘carbon canyons’ of the city of London. Each tower represents the annual carbon footprint (2009/10) of a public building.
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Carbon Visuals.

Why don’t you provide the answer in the Poll below?

And whilst you are at it, why not take my Survey?

Please download and complete the survey here.


A big thanks to Carbon Visuals for permitting me to use their images.


Please download and complete the survey here.

“Energy Efficiency Is Long Overdue”


On a global scale, we humans are becoming more energy efficient with each passing year. Even so, we’re exploiting only a fraction of the technological opportunities to use energy more cost-effectively. There’s a lot governments can do to put this right.


There’s a lot that can be done on efficiency, but who picks up the bill for it? Take my survey and have your say.

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Big thumbs up to Generation Carbon for all the survey responses 🙂

Please download and complete the survey here.

Initial Environmental Cost Survey Response


The Survey has got off to a good start. Big thanks to all who have responded so far. A special thanks to all who added comments in the box for Question 3.

3. Who should pay for the cost of environmental protection?”

Identifying who should pay the environmental cost is a subject that stimulates the debate for sure.

Should it really be viewed as a cost though?

Lots to think about.

Keep the responses coming…. please.