The media is possibly the most powerful institution in any country - but the rise of fake news, state control and social platforms is eroding its trustworthiness. What can be done?
There are no words to properly describe the news coming out of Ukraine, as the Putin regime continues its unprovoked invasion of this peaceful country. How can we avoid war in a new ism? Is it even possible?
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?
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?
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?
Food is intrinsically linked with so many other issues - health, trade, climate change... If we fixed our broken food systems, could we address those issues too?