We talk of ‘climate change’ …. but can – and will – humans ‘change’?

After recently viewing the dramatic – and very unscientific/’hollywood’ – movie ‘2010’, I have to ask: What IF humans continue on present course?  Now there is nore talk… but what of national and global action …?   The United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010, encompasses the sixteenthContinue reading “We talk of ‘climate change’ …. but can – and will – humans ‘change’?”

Countries of world resolve, finally, to seek to save earth’s #biodiversity. Will real action now follow?

A historic deal to halt the mass extinction of species was finally agreed last night in what conservationists see as the most important international treaty aimed at preventing the collapse of the world’s wildlife. Delegates from more than 190 countries meeting in Nagoya, Japan, agreed at the 11th hour on an ambitious conservation programme to protectContinue reading “Countries of world resolve, finally, to seek to save earth’s #biodiversity. Will real action now follow?”

Environmental sustainability is out the window…(!!?)… if Commission is cut

Cut would be a blow to the environment, sustainable government, indeed the concept of sustainability – are all losers!

Oil spill equals bad news; Red Kites signal improving biodiversity in our towns

In the school in the Chilterns where I have been supply teaching, the red kites ‘play’ in the thermals …. a sign that wildlife is once again returning to parts of the United Kingdom. Nature’s Place in Town is being restored, to the benefit of both Children and Nature!  These provide excellent examples of how this magnificent speciesContinue reading “Oil spill equals bad news; Red Kites signal improving biodiversity in our towns”

In this Year of Biodiversity, are we to celebrate or commiserate?

In this year of Biodiversity, we need a debate about the state of the UK enviromment. Here’s is a start by Michael Mccarthy of The Independent    The tragic loss of British wildlife Some truths are never voiced because they are virtually impossible to perceive. For example, I have never heard anyone declare how appallingly impoverished Britain’sContinue reading “In this Year of Biodiversity, are we to celebrate or commiserate?”