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?
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
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
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