Walking in new places and reflecting upon Thoreau’s Walking

Last weekend I made a decision to walk in a new place in my local area. Usually when I go for a walk it will be to one of about six different places only. Sometimes I will vary the route slightly but usually it is a familiar walk, passing familiar trees and fields and although … Continue reading Walking in new places and reflecting upon Thoreau’s Walking

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#peatfreepledge

On Monday the IUCN Peatland Programme Annual Conference is taking place and, with this in mind (as well as some inspiration from Dr Anna Evely) this article aims to raise awareness of the #peatfreepledge and British peatland bogs, which as an area and natural resource form our biggest carbon store, capturing more carbon than the … Continue reading #peatfreepledge

Nobel Laureates: Excessive Consumption Is Threatening Our Planet

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Nobel laureates call for a revolutionary shift in how humans use resources

Eleven holders of prestigious prize say excessive consumption threatening planet, and humans need to live more sustainably

Amazon deforestation
Deforestation is among a growing list of planetary ailments, the Nobel laureates warn. Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features

Eleven Nobel laureates will pool their clout to sound a warning, declaring that mankind is living beyond its means and darkening its future.

At a conference in Hong Kong coinciding with the annual Nobel awards season, holders of the prestigious prize will plead for a revolution in how humans live, work and travel.

Only by switching to smarter, less greedy use of resources can humans avert wrecking the ecosystems on which they depend, the laureates will argue.

The state of affairs is “catastrophic”, Peter Doherty, 1996 co-winner of the Nobel prize for medicine, said in a blunt…

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