“2020 Vision” A Poem About Climate Change, Plastic Pollution and Living More Sustainably

2020, the strangest of years. One of many challenges and more than a few tears. We stayed at home, placed our lives on pause. Took to the streets to share our applause. But the world, it keeps spinning, and the fight for our future isn’t one that we’re winning. All the while it’s turning, Mother […]

Climate Change is Here. Now.

Back in 2006, we remember watching former United States’ Vice President Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, about what we then commonly referred to as “global warming”. At the time he said, “What we take for granted might not be here for our children,” a sobering thought and a message that the likes of Sir […]

Climate Change – A Golden Opportunity Missed?

At times like this it’s less difficult to believe that humans still share around 60% of their DNA with a banana. On a good day, witnessing some peoples’ behaviours and observing their apparent priorities, often unbelievably short-termist, can lead to despair for others. But never more so than in recent weeks, which have offered a […]

COVID-19 and Climate Change – What Can We Learn?

“There has never been a time when more people are out of touch with the natural world than now,” said Sir David Attenborough in January 2019. Just 18 months later, look where we are. In the midst of a global pandemic that many experts have attributed in part to our “lack of respect for nature” […]

What a Difference a Month Makes – Climate Change and Lessons from Coronavirus

In 2018 Sir David Attenborough declared that we had “lost all touch with the natural world”. This year began with some of the worst wildfires in Australian history and record breaking river levels and flooding here in the UK. Throw in the worst pandemic in at least the last century, and it makes depressing reading. […]

The Science of Climate Change – Our Exclusive Interview With Professor Sir Brian Hoskins

“The continued success of our species and of many others on our planet is in doubt.” Professor Sir Brian Hoskins was the Founding Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London and has been a Professor in Meteorology at the University of Reading for 38 years. He has held national and international posts […]

20 of Greta Thunberg’s Best Quotes – Climate Change

Who is Greta Thunberg? If you don’t know the answer, where have you been? 16 year old Greta Thunberg is a climate change activist from Sweden. As a young child, she was diagnosed with Aspergers (a form of Autism) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Overcoming several challenges and her growing concerns over climate change, Greta […]

BBC TV Presenter Michaela Strachan on the Problems Facing Our Planet…

From nineties kids’ favourite The Really Wild Show through to the BBC’s Country File, Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes, TV presenter and nature lover Michaela Strachan has been on our screens for three decades. We spoke to Michaela to get her views on the problems facing our planet and to hear about her ongoing work with […]

My Council Has Declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ – What Does This Mean? A Look at Wokingham

Wherever you are in the UK (and increasingly, beyond), it’s likely that your council (or local authority) has declared a climate emergency or is in the process of planning to. Following Wokingham Borough Council’s recent climate emergency declaration and the related initiatives announced, we caught up with Councillor Gregor Murray, the Council’s Executive Member for […]

Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg – Two Inspirational Voices Separated by Nearly 80 Years

Their respective recent speeches, among the most poignant, eye opening and important we have heard, took place at the 2018 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland. The kind of generation defining speeches that our grandchildren may sadly watch back in the next century and wonder what went wrong and why […]