Injustice

MIND THE GAP – Female environmentalists vs. Females in STEM

We’re taking a curious look at the gender gap on social media and how this relates to the real-life gender gap in climate science. Here at Curious.Earth we noticed that a surprising percentage of our Instagram followers identify as women – a staggering 71.8%! We decided to undertake some new research and find out whether other climate crisis related accounts had the…

Our voices must be recognised!

What’s Going On Here? In a week where violence towards women has made headlines, Curious Earth looks at gender inequality in the environmental movement, and why women need to be included in decision making. What Does This Mean? Women are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts in comparison to their male counterparts. Yet, despite continued efforts of women in the environmental movement,…

Celebrating powerful women in environment and sustainability!

What’s Going On Here? The Woman’s Hour Power List 2020 has been announced this week celebrating women making significant contributions to the health and sustainability of our planet. Hooray! What Does This Mean? Caroline Lucas, the Green Party MP, is top of the list of remarkable women who have made protecting our planet their personal priority. Environmental lawyer, Farhana Yamin is second with…

What is Intersectional Environmentalism, and why is it so Important?

Intersectional Environmentalism In 1989, Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term intersectional. A leading thinker and scholar in the field of critical race theory. The term was originally used to explain the oppression of African American women in the feminist movement. In simple terms it explained how feminism that does not address the fact that women come from different classes, ethnicities, abilities and sexualities…

Women Most Vulnerable in Climate Chaos

What’s Going On Here? As International Women’s Day is marked this month, women are being celebrated for the incredible impact they have had in the fight against climate chaos. But attention has also been drawn to the fact that women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change. What Does This Mean? International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a time to…

Educate girls to reduce global warming. The link between education & population.

What’s Going On Here? Educating girls has a huge positive impact on global warming. A study has ranked this effort at the 6th most important change our global society can make to cut climate change! Population growth… eeek Global population is growing, with recent stats showing year on year growth of 1.07%, or 82 million new peeps! The trouble is… More people = More emissions…