Injustice

‘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 Maasai Eviction in Tanzania

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…

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…