Environment

Requiem for Nature in Britain – Devastation in our Green and Pleasant Land

Our hearts go out when we see one of those awful pictures of a disoriented, lost orangutan in the debris of clear-cut rainforest somewhere in Indonesia, which up to a few hours ago, had been the orangutan’s ancestral home for millennia. And now utterly destroyed, so we can have cheap multipurpose palm oil. In contrast, when we look at a

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Ceiba – Revolutionising the Shipping Industry

In February 2020 Antarctica hit an unthinkable record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius, rivalling that of an average (summer) June day in London. Brazilian scientists conducting research from Seymour Island in western Antarctica, described this new record as “incredible and abnormal”. As global warming and its consequences render life increasingly precarious for multiple species, including us humans, the reality of

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Extinction Rebellion & the Climate Emergency – The Case for Civil Disruption (long read)

Alexandria Villsenor, 13, has spent every Friday since December wrapped in a winter coat outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City, protesting the glacial response to climate change. Sabirah Mahmud, 16, leads a team of young people in Philadelphia. She has a personal motivation for striking — her family is from Bangladesh. “Sea levels are rising and Bangladesh is

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Requiem for Nature in Britain – Devastation in our Green and Pleasant Land

Our hearts go out when we see one of those awful pictures of a disoriented, lost orangutan in the debris of clear-cut rainforest somewhere in Indonesia, which up to a few hours ago, had been the orangutan’s ancestral home for millennia. And now utterly destroyed, so we can have cheap multipurpose palm oil. In contrast, when we look at a

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Ceiba – Revolutionising the Shipping Industry

In February 2020 Antarctica hit an unthinkable record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius, rivalling that of an average (summer) June day in London. Brazilian scientists conducting research from Seymour Island in western Antarctica, described this new record as “incredible and abnormal”. As global warming and its consequences render life increasingly precarious for multiple species, including us humans, the reality of

Read More

Extinction Rebellion & the Climate Emergency – The Case for Civil Disruption (long read)

Alexandria Villsenor, 13, has spent every Friday since December wrapped in a winter coat outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City, protesting the glacial response to climate change. Sabirah Mahmud, 16, leads a team of young people in Philadelphia. She has a personal motivation for striking — her family is from Bangladesh. “Sea levels are rising and Bangladesh is

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