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
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