Climate Change

World Oceans Day 2021

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What’s going on here?  We know there seems to be a day for everything (today is actually a day to celebrate the Ball Point pen), but we couldn’t let this year’s World Oceans Day on Tuesday wash past us without a look into the deep blue. Listen up policy makers – the evidence base for a thriving ocean is growing quicker than…

All eyes on G7: Why world leaders will be met with resistance in Cornwall this month

Thousands of activists from over 30 environmental groups are expected to disrupt the G7 summit in Cornwall next week by blocking main roads into the county, obstructing convoys carrying world leaders, and targeting a cruise ship filled with police officers. What’s going on here? From June 11-13, seven leaders of the world’s richest democratic nations will meet in Cornwall to “build back…

HS2: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

What’s Going On Here? HS2, the new high-speed railway being built to connect the North and South of the UK, has hit the news again this week. However, despite construction work ploughing on, changes to working patterns and increased public opposition are raising hopes that the project could be scrapped. What Does This Mean? This week, a new tunnelling machine (the first…

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…