How Factory Farming Threatens Us AllClare Druce

As Christmas approaches, Clare Druce, founder of Chickens’ Lib, reminds us of the damage done by factory farming chickens and turkeys. Factory farming promised plentiful cheap food. Instead, it has given us giant corporations where the profit motive reigns supreme, while  ‘food animals’ suffer on an unprecedented scale. Treating animals like machines  goes hand in […]

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The Case for Rewilding the ClimateBill McGuire

From micro-plastics in the snows of Everest and Antarctica, to carrier bags at the bottom of the 11km-deep Marianas Trench, and the billions of particulates infesting the brains of our children, nowhere and no-one on our planet remains uncontaminated by the polluting by-blow of early 21st century human activities. The atmosphere too is tainted, it’s […]

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The marvellous and mischevious Emma Thompson on the plight of the puffinEmma Thompson

The marvellous Dame Emma Thompson gave a melancholy and mischievous call out to the Puffin for our On the Brink event when she found herself unable to “research puffins amidst the musty stacks” of the London Library “prevented by this latest lockdown.” She relies, instead on her “straggling and intermittent memory” to give us “everything […]

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Read: Sowing the Seeds of HopeGary Paul Nabhan

What do we do when climate change threatens more than just a species and its habitat, but puts at risk thousands of years of relationships between land-based cultures and their most sacred plants? When Adla Massoud and her friends invited me to join them for a  pilgrimage to the northernmost stands of Cedars of Lebanon […]

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