What will happen to the tiger widows when the world ends?
Simon Mundy’s voyage round 26 countries in ‘Race for Tomorrow’ brings the climate debate back down to earth.
When is the time to mourn?
Reading ‘Fen, Bog, Swamp: a short history of peatland destruction and its role in the climate crisis’ by Annie Proulx.
There is so much to say about plastic pollution. Why are we not talking about it?
In a review of Matt Simon’s book ‘A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies’, Bertie Harrison-Broninski asks whether plastic pollution gets enough attention.
The Emperor’s new carbon credits? Silicon Valley’s non-existent offsets
Experts expect more than half of the voluntary carbon market to be carbon removals by 2030. The sales are happening already – but the removals are not.
What are the European Commission’s plans for negative emissions?
Rosie Nurse explains 2022 policy developments around BECCS, DACCS, carbon farming and enhanced weathering.
Who are <em> you </em> calling barren?
Lauren Sneade reads Rosetta Elkin’s “Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation” and asks a controversial question: is the very concept of afforestation rooted in colonial violence?
Do-or-Die: Should we be talking about geoengineering?
As keeping global heating to 1.5°C looks increasingly unlikely, some academics are suggesting we use aerosols or salt to block out the sun. Are they right, or risking everything?
Do ad-men dream of electric trees? Greenwash at the Science Museum
What does the future look like? According to the UK’s Science Museum, and by implication Shell, the oil and gas giant sponsoring this exhibition, it looks like a corporate expo.
What does the IPCC say about carbon removal?
We break down the analysis around carbon dioxide removal in Working Group Three’s 6th Assessment Report.
Paddy farming below sea level – how traditional knowledge could save the future
Climate adaptation should not be approached with universal solutions. Designed primarily by and for affluent communities, the solutions considered best practice are often examples of “maladaptation,” causing more problems in the long term than the challenges they are trying to solve.