‘Solidarity the way to go’ – climate strikers on COVID-19

March 24th, 2020 As the Coronavirus pandemic shutters public strikes and demonstrations, teenage climate strikers are labouring to find a powerful way to raise public awareness online about...

The individual: what can I do about climate breakdown?

March 24th, 2020 The question I get asked far more than any other is “what can I, as an individual, do about climate change?” Usually, people...

Hope in the time of Corona

March 24th, 2020 Could the frightening pandemic now raging be a catalyst initiating the behavioural and economic changes necessary to offset the profound danger to...

COVID19 emissions drop ‘no substitute’ for climate action

March 23rd, 2020 Any COVID-19 triggered emission reductions cannot substitute concerted climate action, the World Meteorological Organization has said.  The UN climate body has warned that while there...

Climate strikes – ‘the strength to keep fighting on’

March 20th, 2020 Last Friday marked over six months of continuous weekly climate striking for me.  This week also marked the one year anniversary of...

Coronavirus: zoonotic origins of our own making?

March 20th, 2020 Coronaviruses or Coronoviridae are a large family of viruses that can infect humans or animals. A small number of these cause very serious respiratory illnesses...

Guidelines for getting outdoors safely during COVID19

March 20th, 2020 Increasing numbers of people are seeking the natural benefits of getting outdoors, taking in fresh air, letting off pent up energy and enjoying our...

EU urged to rethink plan to bail out airlines

March 19th, 2020 Over 150 environmental organisations have urged the EU not to bail out the aviation industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.   In a letter...

COVID19 – a manifestation of the biodiversity crisis

March 20th, 2020 Ecologists are blue in the face telling people that all life depends upon biodiversity and that we depend upon the natural world for...

Insectageddon – a plague on our houses or a phantom menace?

March 20th, 2020 “Who has the right to decide that the supreme value is a world without insects even though it would be a sterile...

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