Can the Government really stop climate change?
Why does three tonnes matter?
The actress and climate activist Emma Thompson got a bit of flack last week for flying from the US to join the Extinction Rebellion climate change protests. Whilst there are many arguments that could be had around this, I mention it as for me it throws the issues into sharp focus. Just in case you […]
Syria: caught between fossil fuels and climate change
We – the human race – currently pump 40 gigatonnes of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere each year. We know that this so-called ‘greenhouse gas’ is rapidly changing the weather patterns on our planet. This 40 gigatonnes worth of gas a year mostly comes from burning coal, oil and gas, although clearing forests, agriculture and […]
Cornish Men Of War
Syria has been in the news almost constantly over the past seven years as the scene of many atrocities and endless suffering. The early uprisings of the ‘Arab Spring’ – against brutal government actions and the spiralling cost of living – quickly developed into all out civil war, with international support for both sides from […]
Spooky Seaside Goings On
Another thing occurred during my half term Halloween holiday (see Spooky Seaside Goings On) that gave me pause for thought. We rented a cottage right by the sea to make the most of any surfing opportunities and beach time. The beach is one of the most beautiful in the UK, with pristine white sand and […]
I tell you one thing that really freaks me out at Halloween, even more than killer clowns: the smell of freshly cut grass. Yes, I know it’s normally a pleasant smell, drifting through our window as you work on a warm summer’s day. But the smell of cut grass freaks me out properly when it’s […]