When the World Climate Research Programme launched their My Climate Risk Lighthouse Activity, the Walker Institute was a natural choice to be one of the 12 original regional hubs in…Read More >
On World Children’s Day, Karín Lesnik-Oberstein considers the origins of the links between children’s literature and nature – and what it means to make children (and therefore children’s books) responsible…Read More >
Urban areas are home to an increasingly large proportion of the world’s population, with more people living in cities than rural areas since 2007. These large population densities mean more…Read More >
UK weather has recently been characterised by large swings between wet and dry periods; and these periods are growing as the climate warms.
Insect populations are declining worldwide at a rate of almost 1% per year. This decline is alarming. Insects play a crucial role in pollinating crops, controlling crop pests and maintaining soil…Read More >
For large parts of England the last time June was this hot was in 1846 – almost 180 years ago.
Only a few days into autumn, and the UK has experienced some truly autumnal weather. Heavy bands of rain and thunderstorms have swept over parts of Britain, particularly in southern…Read More >
When we stop seeing ourselves as powerless individuals and consider ourselves part of a collective, we can tackle the climate crisis, says Professor Tom Oliver in a recent post for…Read More >
Just as in wartime, our prosperity, wellbeing and the future of our children are under severe threat from the climate crisis. What is needed is a vast mobilisation of scientific…Read More >