Cut Noise

This blog is linked to the UK Noise Association - www.ukna.org.uk - but the views of the bloggers do not necessarily represent the views of the organisation.  It is edited by John Stewart - johnstewart2@btconnect.com

We tweet @cutnoise  The UK Noise Association also has a facebook page.  And has useful legal case studies compiled by Emeritus Professor Francis McManus, a leading expert on noise law, http://www.ukna.org.uk/case-notes--reports.html 

You can read our latest journal here: http://www.ukna.org.uk/uploads/4/1/4/5/41458009/the_bottom_rung_summer_2020.pdf

Read our Case for a Noise Audit:http://www.ukna.org.uk/case-notes--reports.html  

John Stewart is chair of the UK Noise Association.  He has worked in the field of transport for nearly 40 years and on noise issues for the last 25 years.  He is the main author of Why Noise Matters, published by Earthscan in 2011.

The blog aims to stimulate thought about, and and suggest solutions for, noise issues, particularly around environmental noise.

See below the Index to our blogs: where to find them on the site

Index - where to find the blogs

 

Cut Noise Blogs

When noise really disturbs

When noise becomes really disturbing, it can dominate every aspect of our lives and people will move mountains to get rid of it.

Noise Worldwide and Widespread

Across the world more people are disturbed by noise on a daily basis than by any other pollutant on earth.

Listen out for the voice of the voiceless

The better-off we are, the louder our complaints about any noise problem we may have. It can give the impression that noise is not really a concern for people who are less well-off.

We can’t go back to our old noisy world

One of the great compensations of lockdown is hearing less noise...

Noise Pollution Is a Thing, and It’s Making You Sick

Peace and quiet is a powerful health hack 

Energy Blogs

Whisper it, nuclear could provide a silent solution

The answer is (not always) blowing in the wind

So how quiet is solar?

The heat pump revolution...that sends shivers down the spine

Why do greens back the noisiest energy source?

Nuclear sub-section

Whisper it, nuclear could provide a silent solution

If We’re Going To Save The Planet, We’ve Got To Use The Nuclear Option

The greens gurgantuan error in opposing nuclear...from a climate perspective 

How the next generation of nuclear reactors could be smaller, greener and safer 

Political expediency kills off nuclear plant  

Solar sub-section

So how quiet is solar? 

Wind subsection

The answer is (not always) blowing in the wind

World Health Organisation wind recommendations 

Exposing how the wind power industry discredits noise experts

Aviation Blogs

Balancing the benefits and disbenefits of aviation

Sound Solutions to Aircraft Noise

Electric Dreams 

Why 'degrowth' is not the way forward for aviation

The Case for a Frequent Flyers Levy

Traffic Blogs

Traffic noise can be sorted

Time to put Beeching into reverse and revive the railways

Cars

The case for putting the car into lockdown

Lessons from the lockdown

Noise v Climate? Blogs

The awful fear noise may lose out to climate

Why do greens back the noisiest energy source?

The greens gurgantuan error in opposing nuclear...from a climate perspective 

The heat pump revolution...that sends shivers down the spine

Neighbour Blogs

Crack down on noise offenders!

Why all noise officers should be over 60!

Community sub-section

No escape from other people's noise

Respect the local community

Solutions to.....background music

Solutions to.....transport announcements

Solutions to.....busking

Noise after Lockdown Blogs

Will the world be quieter after the pandemic?

We can’t go back to our old noisy world 

Noise and Nature Blogs

Noise: The Neglected Green Issue of our Age?

 Growing Ocean Pollution Is Impacting Dolphin Communication