Archive of: Fran Southgate

  • Innovation Landscapes and Climate Change

    Innovation Landscapes and Climate Change

    The courage and conviction of young people around the world, who stood up to hold us all accountable for the current climate change crisis last week has been inspirational.

  • The language of the land

    The language of the land

    In a world which is inundated by emoji’s, texts, emails, podcasts, tweets, blogs, chats, posts, etc, it can be hard to hear the language of the natural world around us. Fran Southgate writes about the power of words in nature conservation.

  • Ten ways to become Carbon Literate

    Ten ways to become Carbon Literate

    Carbon literacy is an awareness of climate change, the carbon costs and impacts of our everyday life activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions - are you Carbon Literate?

  • Care versus Control

    Care versus Control

    Can a movement with more focus on care rather than control of nature help reconnect humans to the world around us?

  • A vision for climate and flood resilience

    A vision for climate and flood resilience

    The Environment Agency (EA) launched their draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England. It’s a fairly sobering, if upbeat account of how in the face of climate change, it is no longer realistic to manage increasingly intense flooding and sea level rise with limitlessly high flood walls and barriers.

  • Wilding will help tackle climate change

    Wilding will help tackle climate change

    Rewilding and the restoration of our natural systems can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air. We can help to stop climate breakdown, but we need to be innovative, and we need to act fast.

  • Where did barn owls live before we built barns?

    Where did barn owls live before we built barns?

    In our human-centric way, we create human solutions to wildlife problems – problems which are generally caused by humans in the first place. Fran Southgate argues that we need a bit of a conservation brain retrofit.

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