With heatwaves and drought becoming increasingly common across the world, it's unquestionable that the climate is changing, and that human activity is behind that change. So why aren't we doing anything? And what should we do?
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.
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.
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?
Across the world, leaders are setting ambitious targets in the fight against climate change, whilst at the same time greenlighting projects which contribute to global warming. Meanwhile, young people understand the threat the planet faces and are pushing for change - is it time to hand the environmental reins to them? Mel and Alex discuss … Continue reading Should young people lead the fight against climate change?
The legendary conservationist Jane Goodall said in a talk recently that humans need to learn to work with our hearts as well as our heads, like animals, when it comes to protecting the planet. We discuss her ideas and how to make them a reality.