Climate Change

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…

Climate Change from a Systems Perspective

Ray Haddock is a doctor in psychiatry and psychotherapist with a lifelong interest in understanding complex systems and how they impact on each other and those who are in them. Most of his work is with human systems and change at a psychological and emotional level. Introduction The aim of this article is to present a broad systems “big picture” perspective on…

25 of the Best Nature Quotes

Quotes About Nature People have been admiring the beauty, might, and harmony of nature since time immemorial. Writers glorify it via words and quotes about nature, artists endeavour to recreate its wondrous shapes with a brush and paint, philosophers try to understand its depth… Paradoxically, the more we comprehend the world around us and make use of its gifts, the more we…

Earth’s Extreme Weather Events, Before & After – in pictures

What’s Going On Here? Nasa has released a new collection of satellite pictures in the stunning ‘Images of Change’ project. The interactive gallery presents before and after shots of areas hit by extreme weather events and natural phenomenon. What Does This Mean? The new images capture impacts from the climate crisis such as flooding, wildfires and droughts in recent years. See the…