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Is Your Pension Funding Climate Chaos?

DIVEST campaigners

Here at curious.earth we’ve written before about ethical investments and ensuring where you save your money aligns with your values…but what about divestment? Divestment is simply the opposite of investment – removing funds from companies that are unethical, for example arms manufacturers, tobacco companies, or fossil fuel companies. For an individual, that could mean switching your banking provider, investing in a green…

🌈🦄 Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

What’s Going On Here? The report formally known as “Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report” has been published. Catchy eh?  It’s the latest update from the international authority on climate change – the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). What Does This Mean?  This is the sixth release of the IPCC’s much venerated assessment report –…

Stories from the Frontline: Fossil Free Virunga Revisited

Background Last July we published this frontlines piece about an important campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), fought by a group of passionate and dedicated students from Extinction Rebellion (XR) Université de Goma who are working tirelessly in a high risk area to keep oil exploration out of Virunga National Park and fight for a better life for local…

Lords vote down government plans to suppress disruptive protests

Extinction Rebellion protest on a sunny day in London: the photo is taken among a crowd of XR protestors facing a green XR flag.

What’s Going On Here? The government’s “highly oppressive” plans to suppress disruptive protests were met with a string of defeats in the House of Lords on Monday – some good news for Kill the Bill campaigners and eco activists. The government’s proposed changes to the police and crime bill, were a response to climate protests from Insulate Britain. The group had blocked…

We are losing our right to protest – here’s how you can take action

A group of protesters holds up a banner which reads "Kill the Bill"

In March 2021, a collective outcry amongst environmentalists and human rights advocates echoed across the country after the UK government published its proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) bill. The bill gives police extraordinary powers to crack down on the freedom to protest, criminalises Gypsy and Traveller communities’ way of life and threatens foreign nationals’ residency status. Recently, home secretary Priti…

‘The Weight of Water’ – an interview with the curiously creative filmmaker Deej Phillips

This week we’re shining a spotlight on ‘The Weight of Water’, by filmmakers Deej Phillips and Neelima Vallangi.  ‘The Weight of Water’ documents (in a rather snazzy cinematographic manner) the impacts of climate change and related issues on the lives of people and communities in Nepal. 

Curious to find out more?

We spoke to Deej to hear more about his journey, the film, and how the creative arts are responding to the climate crisis.

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…

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…