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
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
2014 has so far brought severe floods, intense heat and abnormally heavy showers to the UK. As the autumn leaves begin to fall we must look ahead to the coming winter and hope that areas such as the Somerset Levels and the Thames Valley are not hit as hard as they were last year. Climate … Continue reading Autumn Leaves
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
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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