The climate crisis is a monumental challenge that can often seem too big for us as individuals to have any impact in tackling. Huge factories and power stations bellow out millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases, millions of flights take off and land each and every day, and millions of hectares of forest and rainforest … Continue reading Book Review: You Can Save The World
The UK is Under Water Stress!
Around 71% of the planet we live on is water. Almost all of that (96.5%) is found in oceans around the world with the rest found in lakes, rivers and other water bodies. There's also a lot in our atmosphere as water vapour and plenty in locked away in ice caps, glaciers and in groundwater … Continue reading The UK is Under Water Stress!
A Sustainable Model For Production Industries?
The modern economic system is a take-make-waste linear model: we take raw materials, make something that can be sold on, and then let it go to waste. It's the reason plastic is littered across almost the entire planet and why landfills are filling up so rapidly to the point we're running out of space for … Continue reading A Sustainable Model For Production Industries?
Racism and Environmental Justice
The murder of George Floyd well over a week ago now has sent shockwaves across the USA and now parts of Europe. Protests have run for 8 days and nights straight across all 50 states in the USA and are now beginning to grow in number across cities in the UK and Europe. Communities have … Continue reading Racism and Environmental Justice
4 Problems Exposed by the Coronavirus
The Coronavirus has forced cities and countries around the world to go into lockdown in order to protect their populations from the respiratory virus that has killed almost 300,000 people around the world - likely many more. Even as case numbers begin to come down almost everywhere but the USA, protection from a second-wave of … Continue reading 4 Problems Exposed by the Coronavirus
Climate Change and the Sicilian Mafia
Climate change and the way we respond to it is much more than an environmental issue. If we don't tackle the climate emergency urgently, society will become very different to how it currently is and both national and global economies will be much, much weaker. No issue can be dealt with alone - it will … Continue reading Climate Change and the Sicilian Mafia
Celebrate Earth Day 2020 with Action
There doesn't seem to be anything particularly great coming from the USA at the moment - especially when it comes to environmental protection. Trump and the GOP have rolled back regulation after regulation designed to protect the environment giving free rein for some of the most pollutant industries in America to do whatever they want … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day 2020 with Action
Why the UK Needs to Get Used to Flooding Events
At the start of the year we saw huge deluges of rain create huge flooding events all over the country but particularly in South Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Very high winds led to thousands of homes being cut off from the power grid and falling trees blocked roads, completely isolating some communities. The weather … Continue reading Why the UK Needs to Get Used to Flooding Events
The Dangers of Absolutism
There is no doubt that in order to tackle the climate emergency we need to make drastic changes at all levels of society. From the top with governments and the largest corporations in the world, to what we do as individuals, different aspects of our life need to be examined and changed so that we … Continue reading The Dangers of Absolutism
What a Melting Arctic Circle Means for Us
We very rarely ever consider the importance of the Arctic; there's no land, its extent isn't often recognised on world maps and it seems almost entirely inhospitable. However, it is undergoing a dramatic transformation that will have critical consequences for all of us around the world. Environmentally, the Arctic is a unique region. On the surface, … Continue reading What a Melting Arctic Circle Means for Us