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”
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?
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
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
George Monbiot's Feral is a work of passion and inspiration, orignally published in 2013 it became the catalyst that brought about the founding of the rewilding charity Rewilding Britain. I've never read it until now and I'm sorry at being late to the party. The book was both a joy and a pain to read, … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #4: Feral