Environmentalism as a new religion?

I drafted this post a couple of weeks ago and have been sitting on whether to post it or not, but I decided to go for it... let's raise the debate, what's the worst that could happen? Basically, I was watching The Big Questions (a beeb Sunday morning debate programme) and one of the questions … Continue reading Environmentalism as a new religion?

Reflections on a year in the Blogosphere

The 20th of this month marked the one year anniversary of my first post to this blog. And what a wild ride this year has been! From that initial post (inspired ironically my frustrations at the government - nothing has changed there!) to sitting here writing this post at the Stockholm Environment Institute in York, … Continue reading Reflections on a year in the Blogosphere

Monbiot on Attenborough: Justified or Extreme?

For those of you that don't know already, today George Monbiot published a controversial column in the Guardian criticising the all round national treasure that is Sir David Attenborough. Monbiot states that Attenborough has "betrayed the living world he loves" after his recent interview about his new programme, Dynasties, for the Observer. My question is … Continue reading Monbiot on Attenborough: Justified or Extreme?

AWARE Week: Sharks of UK Waters

For those of you that don't know this week is AWARE Week, a week designated by Project AWARE to empower divers to take action to protect the underwater world. As a scuba diver - who is unable to actually get out and dive this week - I thought I'd use it as an excuse to … Continue reading AWARE Week: Sharks of UK Waters

Some Heroes Wear Speedos

The plight of the ocean. Plastic. Warming. Acidification. Biodiversity loss. It's been the focus of the mainstream media for quite some time now, perhaps largely¬†down to the "Blue Planet Effect". Of course the mainstream media has its role to play, undoubtedly Sir Attenborough is a national¬†treasure and my personal hero, but there are lots of … Continue reading Some Heroes Wear Speedos