A closer look: climate & biodiversity in the 2022 Assembly election

5 May 2022  The polls are open today in Northern Ireland for Assembly elections, in case you haven’t heard.  It’s a 90-seat legislature and analysts are...

Turf wars signal betrayal on climate action

The bizarre and pointless recent ‘turf wars’ are a throwback to an Ireland many of us thought was gone forever. The scramble by...

Culture column: reflections on eco-poetry

29 April 2022  At COP26 I was handed a booklet with a bright yellow cover and the title “Future Anterior – COP(oety)26.” It was a...

A closer look at climate finance

28 April 2022  Just this week Ireland announced its latest climate finance figures for 2020 – and it clocked in at €5.3 million less than...

Why emissions need to come down immediately and how we can get there.

22 April 2022  The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) Working Group report plugged a line that we’ve become all-too-familiar with: in order to...

The importance of bees, explained

13 April 2022  When a lot of us think of biodiversity, we think of quiet forests or winding streams or a rainforest much further afield.  We...

Have a story about nature? We’d love to hear it!

12 April 2022  Talk to me for more than ten minutes in a pub booth or cafe, and there’s a good chance I’m going to...

The magic porridge pot is finally running out

To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of the landmark ‘Limits to Growth’ book, I contributed the below article to the Business...

Opinion: The Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss starts this weekend. Here’s why that’s so...

8 April 2022  Whether you’re working from home or an office, you’ve probably found yourself over recent weeks of spring taking a break or closing...

Can we reimagine a better, safer world?

It sometimes feels like our collective inability to respond to the global climate and ecological emergency is first and foremost a failure of...

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