My previous post on whether it was necessary to give up meat and dairy to tackle climate change produced a pretty adverse reaction from some of my vegan and vegetarian friends. It was never my intention to upset anyone, and I apologise unreservedly ... Read moreDo I have to give up meat and dairy to tackle climate change: part two
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
With a scorching hot Bank Holiday weekend just behind us, it seems hard to imagine we were only recently locked deep in the coldest winter since time began*. Prominent climate change deniers like Nigel Farage were quick to point at the snow and ice ... Read moreIs “Farage Warming” a thing?
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