We - the human race - currently pump 40 gigatonnes of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere each year. We know that this so-called 'greenhouse gas' is rapidly changing the weather patterns on our planet. This 40 gigatonnes worth of gas a year mostly ... Read moreWhy does three tonnes matter?
Syria has been in the news almost constantly over the past seven years as the scene of many atrocities and endless suffering. The early uprisings of the 'Arab Spring' - against brutal government actions and the spiralling cost of living - quickly ... Read moreSyria: caught between fossil fuels and climate change
Another thing occurred during my half term Halloween holiday (see Spooky Seaside Goings On) that gave me pause for thought. We rented a cottage right by the sea to make the most of any surfing opportunities and beach time. The beach is one of the ... Read moreCornish Men Of War
I tell you one thing that really freaks me out at Halloween, even more than killer clowns: the smell of freshly cut grass. Yes, I know it's normally a pleasant smell, drifting through our window as you work on a warm summer's day. But the smell of ... Read moreSpooky Seaside Goings On