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'Renewable Energy', by Phillip Fooks, 1995. from the Science Museum Group Collection

As the costs of fossil energy have skyrocketed since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, some have claimed that going green is too expensive. Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on an recently published study from Oxford University that suggests a fast transition to clean energy will cost less than a slow or no transition.

Image of James Lovelock

Today marks the 103rd birthday of the independent scientist-inventor, James Lovelock. Roger Highfield, Science Director, reflects on how his Gaia theory seems more relevant than ever in this era of rapid climate change.

Climate change is the defining challenge of this century. Across the Science Museum Group we have put the issue at the heart of our work, from making the most of our opportunity to engage the millions of people who visit us with the science of climate change to achieving a rigorous net zero target by 2033.

Launch of the SpaceX rocket for Axiom Mission 1. Credit: SpaceX

Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses a new study that suggests the soot released by space tourism could have a bigger impact on the climate than the soot from aviation.

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