May 30, 2024

International scientific community gears up to fight Greenpeace in court in effort to defend Golden Rice

News is coming in that the scientific community and government institutions in the Philippines are prepared to fight Greenpeace all the way back to the Supreme Court in order to […]

May 25, 2024

Statement on the Fossil Free Books campaign against the Hay Festival

As a writer and campaigner who has spent 25 years working on climate change, there is something I feel I need to say about the fossil fuels divestment campaign targeting […]

May 13, 2024

Children could die because of Greenpeace

First, a word of warning. If you donate money to Greenpeace, you might think you’re helping save the whales or the rainforests. But in reality, you may be complicit in […]

October 16, 2023

A billion deaths at two degrees? Why climate activists should make a special effort to get the science right

The world owes a great debt to Extinction Rebellion. XR’s heyday protests in London helped deliver a UK net zero commitment, forcing many other countries to adopt similar targets. XR […]

October 05, 2023

‘Gobsmackingly bananas’ – is the Earth about to record its highest temperature for 3 million years?

Climate scientists are running out of words to describe how far off the charts the latest temperature measurements are. For the full post, please see the Alliance for Science…

November 20, 2022

COP27 outcome begins to address ‘loss and damage’, but the 1.5 Paris goal is looking highly unlikely

Climate vulnerable developing countries were quietly jubilant today as COP27 in Egypt concluded with a landmark agreement to set up a new fund to address the ‘loss and damage’ being caused to […]

November 17, 2022

Misinformation in the media: global coverage of GMOs 2019-2021

Abstract: Misinformation is a serious problem in scientific debates ranging from climate change to vaccines to nuclear power. In this study we quantitatively assess the phenomenon of misinformation – defined […]

October 03, 2022

Why I’m no longer lonely as a pro-science environmentalist

“We love wild nature, but we hate poverty. We believe in democracy, in freedom, and in progress. We follow the science, and will change our minds again when science demands […]

July 13, 2022

5 ways to face down Putin’s food blackmail tactics

As the Ukraine war grinds on, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has turned to a new tactic — trying to blackmail the world with food. By blockading Ukraine’s Black Sea ports […]

May 13, 2022

UKRAINE ENERGY SOLIDARITY PLAN: How we can stop funding Putin’s war machine

The brutality of Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine has shocked the world. The Russian dictator is now formally accused of war crimes by the United States, and sanctions have been […]