Limits to population growth and consumption

The Royal Society has this week (26 April 2012) released a report which gives an overview of the link between global population and consumption, and which looks at what the implications are for a finite planet. In this YouTube clip, Sir John Sulston discusses the report. It is good to see such a renowned organisation as the Royal Society involved in this report, which underlines what many people are starting to say: we can’t afford to continue on the same path; something will have to give.

Our universe revolves around the earth…

Today is the 42nd Earth Day (not to be confused with Earth Hour at the end of March), and people all over the world are taking part.  This year’s Earth Day is about broadening, diversifying and mobilizing the environmental movement.  Earth Day Network is also aiming to register ‘a billion acts of green’.  Acts of green cover a wide range of things, from using reusable shopping bags and eating more local food, to installing solar power and preserving tropical rainforests.  I have pledged an act of green – will you? Continue reading