One in five mammals, one in three amphibians, one in eight birds and one in three fish of those so far assessed are under threat of extinction. The assumption that we in the developed world are doing a better job at conservation is also shaken by the ‘What is missing’ initiative.
Science tells us that we are now in the geological epoch known as the Holocene. This era has lasted for 12,000 years and encompasses the rise of humanity since the last ice age. Some scientists now think we have actually entered a new era, called the Anthropocene, an era in which the world no longerContinue reading “We’re changing the world”
Fossil fuel depletion, and an awareness that these fuels have negative environmental impacts and economic consequences are lending credence to the notion of an ‘end of economic growth’. We have been growing on borrowed time. Alternative energy resources will need massive investment and decades of innovation and refinement before they can come anywhere near pluggingContinue reading “The end of economic growth?”
‘Return of the Sun’: Witness Greenland’s First Dawn of the Year Set against the expansive and iridescent landscape of Northern Greenland, Glen Milner and Ben Hilton’s touching short film visits the annual sun-welcoming ritual of the country’s Inuit population, which celebrates the dawn after more than 40 days of complete winter darkness. Return of theContinue reading “Return of the Sun”
Here is an interesting take on the London Tube Map in light of rising sea levels. Scary. Source: Practical Action. Click on the image to zoom in.