Next year, the International Union of Geological Sciences will report on the outcome of one of the biggest scientific debates of our time: whether the Earth has entered a new geological epoch. For the last 10,000 years – a period that has seen the birth and flourishing of human civilisation – we have been living through the Holocene epoch. But there is an emerging consensus that this epoch may now be over, superseded by a new age: the Anthropocene. The age of humans.
John Sauven - 1 May, 2015 - 16:37 - Comments
Elon Musk, South African/Canadian/American/British entrepreneur extraordinaire, founder of PayPal, SolarCity, Tesla Motors, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and SpaceX, shows exactly how capitalism can get on board with stopping climate change. The man isn’t just a wealth creator, he’s a world changer, and he’s not exactly losing money doing it. Apart from on Hyperloop, maybe, but give it time.
G.Thompson - 1 May, 2015 - 16:17 - Comments
There’s something fishy going on. In recent weeks, Boris Johnson, Nick Clegg and Ruth Davison have all been photographed cradling a variety of slimy (yet infinitely charismatic) fish and the media have been scrumming to cover fishing issues. But why? Could it be something to do with the marginal coastal vote and its ability to make or break a political...
Emily Buchanan - 30 April, 2015 - 12:26 - Comments
“Don’t mention Arctic oil”: How Shell’s latest bid to get young people hooked on fossil fuels seriously backfired
Shell knows it’s losing the fight against Arctic drilling, and here’s why. A few weeks ago, we got an email from an outraged filmmaker saying that he’d been invited to enter a viral video competition sponsored by Shell. The competition was offering $50,000 for short films that “challenge preconceptions that fossil fuels, especially natural gas, have no...
Trillia Fidei - 29 April, 2015 - 13:30 - Comments
We’re into the final fortnight of the General Election campaign and the parties are fighting day and night for your votes. With all the manifestos now launched we’re starting to get a clear idea of just what the parties stand for. It’d be difficult to argue that the environment has been a key concern during this campaign but these manifestos contain some...
Daniel Jones - 24 April, 2015 - 16:36 - Comments