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ESSAY: The oceans and the anthropocene in the climate change debate

A reflective essay related to environmental communications, particularly focusing on the role of the world oceans and the benefits of officially entering a new geological epoch in the climate change debate, written as part of my MA Global Media and Transnational Communications in November 2014 at Goldsmiths, University of London. In September 2013, the scientific…

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INTERVIEW: Pete the Temp – combatting climate change with captivating comedy

Pete the Temp’s remarkable ‘spoken word’ show is challenging, inspiring, terrifying and amusing audiences across Britain. But it’s performance with a purpose – to engage people in a positive fight to protect the Earth from catastrophic climate change. And so far, it seems to be working … ‘Multi-talented’ doesn’t do environmental activist and spoken word…

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Farm waste and mushrooms challenge plastic, concrete, steel

Isn’t it daft to use plastics that last for centuries to make short-life packaging? Now there’s an alternative – using fungi to bind farm and forestry waste into strong, non-toxic, complex forms. When the job is done, the material can be safely burnt or composted – and it even works for buildings … An unusual…

People's Climate March 2014. Photo Sophie Morlin-Yron

Huge turnout as thousands march against climate change in People’s Climate March – London 2014

Tens of thousands of Londoners and hundreds of thousands of people worldwide took to the streets on Sunday to raise awareness of climate change as part of a global initiative which has been deemed the largest environmental demonstrations ever seen. London’s version of The People’s Climate March, which was organised by environmental organisations and NGOs,…

Hunter Lovins photographed at the Frontline Club, London in September 2014. Photo: Sophie Morlin-Yron

INTERVIEW: Hunter Lovins, wild horses and the way to a better world

Hunter Lovins is on a mission: to put the transformational technologies we already have to work for the benefit of people and business – and to re-create the economy so it’s no longer a machine for polluting the planet and devouring natural resources, but a mechanism for building and sustaining natural and human capital. American…

Jan Creamer, Animal Defenders International. Photo: Sophie Morlin-Yron

INTERVIEW: Jan Creamer – giving a voice to the voiceless

Sophie Morlin-Yron meets Jan Creamer – effective, courageous and seemingly selfless campaigner against animal cruelty worldwide, from Bolivia to Zambia, from circuses to factory farms. As president of Animal Defenders International (ADI) and chief executive of the National Anti-Vivisection Society, as well as the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research, Jan Creamer has dedicated most of…