Climate Change

29 of Greta Thunberg’s Best Quotes

Who is Greta Thunberg? Greta Thunberg is a 17-year old climate activist from Sweden. A school girl with autism, standing at less than 5ft, she started the ‘School Strike for Climate’ protests. Over the past 6 months, she has become a global superstar of the climate change movement. Promoting #fridaysforfuture alongside millions of school children (and now adults) across the globe to…

Say Hi to ‘CliFi’ – the rising popularity of a new storytelling genre

What’s Going On Here? Climate Fiction (CliFi for short) is becoming an increasing popular creative medium to help us (the public) to understand climate change, and how it could impact our lives in the future. What Does This Mean? CliFi includes books, films, art and radio programmes that explore how changes in our environment (due to climate change) could impact human society and individuals…

Finance industry urged to act on climate change

What’s Going On Here? This week, The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) released a report urging the finance industry to take responsibility for their role in climate change. What Does This Mean? The report warns of a financial shock that could cause assets to suddenly become worthless. Without acting, companies and industries could fail. The UK economy could see losses of up…

Is this what democracy looks like?

What’s Going On Here? The Extinction Rebellion ‘International Rebellion’ started on Monday – forcing the climate change debate to the forefront of public awareness. Curious Earth spent a few hours this week mingling with activists in London. What Does This Mean? Far from being tree-huggers, hippies or fringe-groups, we were struck by the normality – the ordinariness – of the people involved. We met…

Plenty of arses seen in the Commons. Then this happened…

What’s going on here? Early this week activists from Extinction Rebellion stripped down and took to the House of Commons to protest climate change while UK MPs were debating Brexit. The naked truth Extinction Rebellion, who describe themselves as a ‘non-violent direct action and civil disobedience’ group, have staged some pretty big demonstrations across the UK recently. They want politicians to do more to tackle the climate emergency.…

Why Fridays at school might never be the same again

What’s Going On Here? This Friday (15th March) is set to be the biggest in a series of ‘School strikes for climate.’ The growing movement of embattled youngsters forcing world leaders to take action on climate change. School Children Strike Back Hundreds of thousands of children across 98 countries are expected to down their pencils & fountain pens this Friday. Inspired by…

Oh pollocks! UK Mackerel stripped of its sustainable status

What’s Going On Here? UK mackerel, once considered a sustainable option for fish-eaters, has been stripped of its sustainable status after years of overfishing. What Does This Mean? The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) came to the decision after a huge drop in mackerel stocks. According to The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), stocks have dropped over 2 million tonnes in…