Book Discussion Series #5: Don’t Even Think About It

Turn the lights off or the teddy bear gets it. It's been a little while since my last review, but I have enjoyed every minute of this one! The book in question is George Marshall's 2014 book Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, which is still super-duper relevant five years … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #5: Don’t Even Think About It

Climate: A Hot Topic Indeed

Extinction Rebellion, Greta, changing language, an existential crisis and sir David... These past few weeks have been choc full of climate activism of different sorts, from the extreme to the sedate, it's hard to gauge the full effects that these "campaigns" have. Is it individual or cumulative, and may it in some of the more … Continue reading Climate: A Hot Topic Indeed

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?

Media Focus, Fascination and “Fake News”

I talked in my last post about whether the controversial journalist George Monbiot was right to attack Sir David Attenborough in quite the way he did in his article a few weeks ago. This got me thinking about wider representations in the media and how this can distort our perceptions of the things we see … Continue reading Media Focus, Fascination and “Fake News”

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?