We talk a lot - rightly - about the importance of preventing climate change in order to avoid environmental catastrophe. Less discussed is nature - the need to protect and preserve it but also its ability to teach us.
Trust in our institutions is in short supply, but it's crucial to a happy, healthy society. How can we rebuild it?
Much of the news around climate change is negative - and that's important, because we must understand the gravity of our situation. But we need some inspiration too: that's why initiatives like The Earthshot Prize are so important.
Mel Young: I am interested in the notion that there are too many charities in the UK. I wonder what it means to have charities in society. If a country has lots of charities, is it a good thing? You could say that it was an indication of a society that cared and people were … Continue reading SHould we have charities?
he world is changing rapidly, and the future of work is very different to what we know now. Many roles will be performed by robots - where will that leave humans? Will we value work that is currently seen as unskilled? What will the millions of people who no longer have work do? How will they earn a living? Mel and Alex discuss some of these meaty questions.
Today is Black Friday, with brands deploying a whole range of methods to encourage us to buy more than ever. How can we fight back?
The humble bike is not only a key weapon in the fight against climate change - it also has the power to transform our health and even how we think about urban planning. In the wake of COP26, should we be focusing on bikes instead of electric cars?
COP26 is into its second week and while some agreements have been reached, many are saying that it's not enough and that we have to do much, much more in order to avoid a global temperature rise of more than 1.5 degrees. So what will it take for global leaders to finally take the dramatic action that is so desperately needed?
There's so much negative conversation around how we can prevent climate change, and COP26 in particular. What if we were more positive and shone a spotlight on what's already being done?
COP26 is taking place next week, where the world’s leaders will hopefully agree on the dramatic action needed to avert a climate crisis. But we can’t leave it to them - we must all act, now. Mel Young: I live in Scotland and COP26 is on everyone’s lips. Obviously it is an extremely important summit … Continue reading Who must lead climate action?