Climate Change

Record-breaking number of Black Friday boycotts by independent retailers

Blurred crowds in front of a Black Friday sign

What’s Going On Here? The hyper-consumerist behaviour encouraged by events such as Black Friday is detrimental for the environment. However, increasing awareness around climate change is one of the reasons 2021 saw the biggest independent Black Friday boycott in history. What Does This Mean? According to the British Independent Retailers Association, 85% of independent businesses boycotted Black Friday: the highest number that…

Stories from the Frontline: Global South Voices on COP26

A graphic with hands making a heart, inside it reads 'Protect our earth defenders'

COP26 rounded up in Glasgow over a week ago with a pact that its UN backers insist keeps the goal of limiting rising temperatures to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels alive, even if on life support.   The climate action tracker has predicted that if the targets are met from COP26, the estimated temperature rise above pre-industrial levels is approximately 2.4°C, a reduction from…

Green revolution brings fresh hope in the midst of climate emergency

What’s Going On Here? After weeks of coverage of severe climate disasters and the world’s leading climate scientists delivering their starkest warning yet, stating that major climate changes are inevitable and irreversible, we all are ready for some GOOD NEWS – so let’s clear the stage for some updates on the UK’s green revolution!  What Does This Mean? Last month, the Independent…

Stories from the Frontline: “The Fight for Life” – The Indigenous Resistance in Brazil

Extractivism, ecocide and the effects of the climate and ecological crisis do not affect the global population equally. As the climate crisis escalates and we move closer to COP26 this November, countries in the Global North continue to offer green washed promises and speculative solutions which allow them to continue business as usual whilst exploiting those who have contributed the least to…

Histoires de la ligne de front Episode 3 : Virunga sans énergie fossile

“Le parc national des Virunga, situé dans l’est de la RDC (République démocratique du Congo), est un patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO, un site Ramsar et le plus ancien parc national d’Afrique. Le parc a une valeur universelle incroyable pour sa biodiversité et sa beauté naturelle, et abrite l’une des dernières populations de gorilles de montagne de la planète. Les Virunga abritent également…

Stories from the Frontline – Episode 3: Fossil Fuel Free Virunga

Virunga National Park located in eastern DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) is a UNESCO World Heritage, a Ramsar Site and the oldest national park in Africa. The park has incredible universal value for biodiversity and natural beauty, and is home to one of the planet’s last surviving populations of mountain gorillas. Virunga also sits on vast quantities of natural resources including untapped…

Stories from the Frontline – Episode 2: People and Projects to Watch (that you might not have heard of, but you really really should…)

Welcome to our second article from Curious Earth’s new ‘Stories on the Frontline’ series.  If you weren’t already aware of this new initiative, Stories on the Frontline aims to focus and give voice to the Most Affected People and Areas (MAPA) of climate change. Extractivism, ecocide and the effects of the climate and ecological crisis do not affect the global population equally.…