On Tuesday morning, my girlfriend messaged me at 8am telling me how thick the London city air and how hot it already was. As she was messaging me that, I was sat outside in the countryside enjoying breakfast in the sunny weather with a cool breeze keeping everything comfortable. We're only about 50 miles away, … Continue reading Why Our Cities Are Becoming Insufferable
Just a few weeks ago, the BBC One programme, War On Plastic, introduced many to how plastics are created and where one-third of the 1.8 million tonnes of UK plastic is produced. During the programme, rather than take any responsibility for the plastic crises we currently face, they shifted the blame to others, citing the inability … Continue reading Sorry Ineos, But The Plastic Crisis Goes Way Beyond Waste Plastic
For those of us living around or travelling near Southampton, we're currently dealing with closures, roadworks, and traffic jams as the M27 and M271 are upgraded to become 'smart motorways'. Works started at the beginning of 2019 on the M27 between junctions 4 and 11, and are expected to continue until early 2021 - well … Continue reading Why Smart Motorways Won’t Work
It's one of the biggest threats to our future existence. Millions, if not billions, of people around the world will be affected by impacts of the climate emergency like drought, rising sea levels and increasingly extreme weather events. Despite that, and the cost of the climate emergency to countries, action on tackling it still seems … Continue reading Why Won’t Politicians Debate Climate Change?
The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the world. 10% of the world's animal species are found in the South American rainforest and it is home to hundreds of Indigenous tribes, some of which have never been contacted. The rainforest spans 9 countries including Venezuela, Colombia and Peru. However, the … Continue reading Amazon Rainforest Destruction
Have you ever looked at pictures of a city skyline and noticed a haze blurring or shrouding the view? Unless it's a naturally foggy day there's a very good chance that that's air pollution. When we're in cities it isn't always something we can see but, in just about every city around the world, it's … Continue reading Why are we still Struggling with Air Pollution?
June 8th is World Oceans Day and it gives us all an opportunity to recognise the importance of our oceans and how we can make them better and more healthier environments. Global oceans are vital for our survival. 70% of this planet is water - hence the nickname 'Blue Planet' - and our oceans are … Continue reading Cutting Out Plastic on World Oceans Day
Today is World Environment Day! It's a day to celebrate the incredible natural environment we have and what we can do to improve it. This year's theme is Air Pollution. Around the world hundreds of thousands of lives are affected by air pollution and with a growing population it could still get worse! There are … Continue reading World Environment Day
The last few months have had so many ups and downs. One of the closest Premier League title races in years is over, the Manchester City domestic treble, and we are just days away from an all-English Europa League and Champions League final. For those of us that love football, it has been one hell … Continue reading Football’s Environmental Footprint
The way the news reports on the climate emergency we face is vital. News platforms, whether they're online, on tv or still in print, are the sources of information for millions of people and it shapes our viewpoints on local and global issues. The way that they convey the climate emergency message is vital if … Continue reading Reporting on the Climate Emergency