Climate Change

Curious.Earth lands partnership with The Royal Society of Chemistry to bring climate science content to a more diverse range of audiences.

What’s Going On Here? Curious.Earth has received sponsorship from The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to run a series of climate-science social media posts targeting audiences who aren’t typically exposed to inspirational scientific content. What Does This Mean? Science is often considered less accessible by, and for, people from certain backgrounds. Relatively few girls, children from families with less advantaged circumstances, and…

In Case of Climate Emergency, Break Glass

What’s Going On Here? Extinction Rebellion have stepped up their “Money Rebellion” campaigns on banking and finance with their latest stunt. Seven members were arrested for smashing windows at the Barclays HQ in London, after plastering “In Case Of Climate Emergency Break Glass” on the front entrance. What Does This Mean? The protesters, wearing patches on their clothes that read “Better broken…

Seaweed to save us?

This grassy green marine plant is well known within the rockpools and beaches of our coastlines, but did you know about the additional benefits this plant can provide? We’ve taken a deep dive (excuse the pun) into how seaweed is helping us turn the tide (sorry, I’ll stop now…) on climate change in a variety of curious ways…. Seaweed as an important…

Is the Green Homes Grant being scrapped?

What’s Going On Here? The £1.5bn Green Homes Grant was announced last year as part of the government’s pledge to “build back better” after the coronavirus crisis. However, there have been recent worrying reports that unspent funding will be lost. What Does This Mean? Back in July last year we explained how you (if you’re a homeowner) could get support from the…

Ice, Ice, Life? Researchers discover marine organisms beneath 3000ft of Antarctic ice shelf

What’s Going On Here? Researchers extracting sediment core from the seabed on the south-eastern Weddell Sea made a surprise discovery, when their camera sent down the borehole revealed a life-bearing rock – 16 sponges accompanied by 22 unidentified animals.  What Does This Mean? The footage of the boulder shows it is home to at least two types of sponge and other organisms,…

Constructive Climate Conversations – How to talk to THAT person about environmental issues

It’s lockdown. We’re stuck at home or walking laps around our local park. So here at Curious.Earth we’re not going to preach about how you can reduce your carbon footprint from travel – unless you’re an Instagram influencer your footprint is probably negligible right now. So instead, this week we’re offering some useful insight and tips on how to positively impact an…