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Here you can find a series of interesting videos, reports and articles, but first, some recommended reading...


The first book anyone should read on how climate change will affect you is the superb "6 Degrees" by Mark Lynas. It was written way back in 2007 and in it, Mark predicts up to 50 years ahead... Now we can judge just how accurate were his 2020 predictions? Chillingly accurate: 

After one degree, he says, droughts will probably devastate Nebraska, the Amazon ecosystem may collapse and Australian coral reefs will be reduced to rubble. After two degrees, polar bears will be extinct, Europe scorched by heatwaves and Canada packed with refugees from the USA, searching for water and arable land.

Learn morehttps://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/apr/14/featuresreviews.guardianreview32


Next is the scientific reference "The Thinking Persons Guide to Climate Change" by Robert Henson. Robert is a gifted scientist with a rare talent for making the complex understandable, and he does this beautifully in this empowering reference book, highly recommended!

Learn morehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26634135-the-thinking-person-s-guide-to-climate-change


The third must-read is the terrifying "The Uninhabitable Earth" by David - Wallace Wells. It is based on some of the more pessimistic scientific predictions of a group of 50 atmospheric scientists, marine biologists, chemists and physicists who believe we are close to the carbon dioxide to methane tipping point. This locks us into a minimum of 5 degrees climate overheating which in turn triggers runaway climate destruction. This book is the ultimate wake-up call to trigger mass and urgent action with a wartime mentality in the battle against fossil fuels and the climate emergency they have caused.                                                             Learn more:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41552709-the-uninhabitable-earth


Looking at the immediate future these three reports by one of the worlds largest civil engineering companies, Mott Macdonald, show us what can be done today to help reduce the worst impacts of the climate emergency. 

The best way to get started is to start! https://www.mottmac.com/views/getting-the-hydrogen-show-on-the-road 

How small amounts of government support result in huge benefits for us all. https://www.mottmac.com/views/making-the-money-work 

Why Hydrogen is the perfect energy vector to make cross-sector integration happen.

https://www.mottmac.com/views/hydrogen-the-key-to-a-zero-carbon-energy-system?

Grove Auto Hydrogen fuel cell car

The Grove Auto "Granite" Hydrogen fuel cell car is the most advanced concept car currently under development.

Learn more:

https://www.grove-auto.com/obsidian 

Jan 2020 - South Korea plans to build 3 Hydrogen cities within 3 years and use Hydrogen to power 30% of all towns by 2040.

Learn more:

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/11/south-korea-green-energy-hydrogen-future-city-fossil-fuel-renewables 


Mitsubishi Industries back the Hydrogen economy. 

“The public and private sectors need to be keenly aware of the changing energy landscape and support the bold initiative of a truly decarbonised hydrogen society" 

Learn more:

https://stories.mhi.group/hydrogen-the-next-step-in-energy-evolution 



Recent government commitments for large-scale production and consumption of hydrogen are rapidly establishing deep foundations for a hydrogen economy.”  World Energy Organisation 

Learn more:

https://www.worldenergy.org/publications/entry/innovation-insights-brief-new-hydrogen-economy-hype-or-hope


Arup back the Hydrogen economy and detail UK government policies to boost growth and collaboration between government and the private sector, shaping the future demand, change consumer perception and create the strong supply chains needed to allow the hydrogen economy to thrive.

Learn more:

https://www.arup.com/perspectives/publications/research/section/establishing-a-hydrogen-economy-the-future-of-energy-2035 



Yongqing Bao photo credit

Damn... I thought climate change had made you guys extinct!

Jan 2020 - Toyota unveils plans for Hydrogen-powered smart city with 1,000 homes at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan.

Learn more:

https://pressroom.toyota.com/toyota-to-build-prototype-city-of-the-future/


The £27.9 Billion annual UK fossil fuel duty tax will be lost if battery-powered vehicles are implemented at scale. Hydrogen fuel cell cars can refuel at existing fuel stations in 5 mins, maintain the current rate of fuel duty tax and retail at a lower cost than fossil fuels.

Learn more:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/284323/united-kingdom-hmrc-tax-receipts-fuel-duty/ 


“Hydrogen is one of the leading options for storing energy from renewables and looks promising to be a lowest-cost option for storing electricity over days, weeks or even months”.

Learn more: 

www.iea.org/publications/reports/thefutureofhydrogen/



 " By 2030 the cost of hydrogen solutions will fall by up to 50%." 

This McKinsey & Company study is based on real industry data, with 25,000 data points gathered and analysed from 30 companies.

Learn more: 

https://www.h2-view.com/story/new-report-from-the-hydrogen-council-says-the-cost-of-hydrogen-will-fall-sharply/



Hyundai Nexo has a 609-kilometre range on a single charge (under Korean certification standards) and emits only clean water vapor and purifies the air while driving, filtering 99.9 percent of ultra-fine particles in the process.

https://fuelcellsworks.com/news/hyundai-fuel-cell-powered-nexo-takes-bts-to-grammy-awards/