All posts tagged: Environment

LGBTQ+

The LGBTQ+ community: an underappreciated resource in environmental awareness and protection

Investigating Lesbian responses to the natural world, particularly the ‘back to the land’ movements of the late-20th century, Professor Nancy C Unger, author of Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History, considers how LGBTQ+ experiences have long-inspired the exploration of alternative paradigms for living with nature.

Climate

Climate change: our planet and health are under serious threat

To protect people from the impact of climate change and bring about transformation, we need educational institutions to train a new breed of policymakers, managers and scientists who can ‘steer this planet towards less emissions and less waste, while creating new jobs and reducing poverty’, says Dr Rolph Payet, United Nations executive secretary for the […]

Hydrocarbons

Social and environmental impacts of ‘unconventional hydrocarbons’ in the UK

Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a serious warning of the dire consequences of exceeding 1.5o C of global warming. It urged governments, yet again, to cut carbon emissions faster and warned that the ‘next few years are probably the most important in our history’. Dr Damien Short, director of the […]