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

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?

The Power of Communication

There's a little irony in this post in that I have been conspicuous in my lack of communication recently. It's my first post for a month as I have had a very busy few weeks adjusting to new working hours, and cracking on with starting my PhD. But... I'm back from my little hiatus and … Continue reading The Power of Communication