Cambridge research reveals absurd amount of energy dedicated to Bitcoin mining

Campaigners against climate change have been shocked with a new statistic from Cambridge University researchers who have revealed that Bitcoin mining now consumes more energy than the entirety of Argentina, around 121.36 terawatt-hours a year. Bitcoin is a blockchain cryptocurrency that relies on verifications from computers within its network to maintain the integrity of transactions within the system. Computers that partake in this process are sporadically rewarded with the bitcoin currency, and this process is known as ‘mining’.

HS2 protestors in fight to preserve ancient woodland

Protestors in London are reported to have dug a 100ft long tunnel near Euston Station in protest against the continuing work on the £106bn High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) Project that seeks to connect London with cities further north. Bailiffs are attempting to remove the protestors arguing there is a danger of the tunnel collapsing as work on the railway continues. The activists have locked themselves inside the tunnels but there has already been reported collapses and water ingress although no one has been harmed yet.

Extinction “Rebellion”: Green capital against the working class

Dom Cerasoli outlines Extinction Rebellion’s redundant position in the struggle against climate change, and why socialism is the only way to save our planet . XR is back. Yesterday swarms of idealistic citizens young and old, worker and student, precarious, off-grid and cringingly middle class, once again descended on central London to wreak havoc inContinue reading “Extinction “Rebellion”: Green capital against the working class”

Combatting Climate Change: A Truly Green Movement Is the Deepest Shade of Red

The effects of climate change remain a common discussion point in today’s society, as all forms of broadcasting continually highlight that we must be mindful that our current routines are ruining the planet as we know it. This is something the left should celebrate; forcing climate change deniers to retreat into sectarian cluster groups that bear little relevance or influence upon society is a victory that should not be taken lightly and positively celebrated.