100 Bq/Kg, 0.23 μSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima

Last Friday I took a day trip to Glasgow to see 100 Bq/Kg, 0.23 μSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima, a documentary produced by Japan Desk Scotland. As the title suggests, the documentary looks at how residents of Japan’s third-largest prefecture cope with radioactive contamination on a day-to-day basis following the nuclear accident in… Read More 100 Bq/Kg, 0.23 μSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima

IEAGHG Social Research Network in Calgary – a thought-provoking trip

It is often said that travel broadens the mind, and so it proved to be when I headed to Calgary on a UKCCSRC Early Career Development Bursary to attend the fourth IEAGHG Social Research Network Meeting in mid-January. Such had been the busy-ness of the preceding few months that I practically had to be carried… Read More IEAGHG Social Research Network in Calgary – a thought-provoking trip

President of BP China talks in Edinburgh about China’s energy future

I attended a talk yesterday evening by Chen Liming, the President of BP China. The lecture was the first in a series of business lectures held by the Confucius Institute for Scotland on the theme of China, Scotland and the world. Chen talked about China’s rapid economic growth over the last fifty years, and the… Read More President of BP China talks in Edinburgh about China’s energy future