Should scientists adapt their work and lifestyles responsibly to align with the 1.5 degree climate change target, to set an example for change in wider society?
On Thursday, 18 April, the European Parliament votes on a ‘compromise text’ on the European Defence Fund. This would be a significant break with past European policies, as military funding has until now been excluded from the EU budget.
Just when it looked like UK coal might be phased out, a company in Cumbria is trying to give it a long-term future – undermining urgent efforts to tackle climate disruption. Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, argues for a halt to the proposed project.
There is no shortage of evidence that humanity is in a very serious place environmentally. Data from a global catalogue of recent extreme weather events demonstrates we are in a climate emergency. But is there evidence for optimism?