environment


Extinction
Mammal extinction is not simply something from the dim and distant past. In 1680 Sir Ewen Cameron killed the last Scottish Wolf in Killiecrankie (Perthshire). In 1786, the last wolf was killed in Ireland. So what other mammals once existed in the British Isles and when did they go extinct? Here is a […]

New Study Reveals Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction



Kathleen Hartnett White
Last November I was writing about the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to head the Council on Environmental Quality. She was up before a senate committee to endorse her in the role and I was at that time mulling over just how grossly inappropriate she was for that position. Not the right […]

Trump Nominee Kathleen Hartnett White blocked



we are still in 1
There is an official US delegation attending the Climate conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23). Given that they represent a climate change denying anti-science administration, their remit is as insane as you might anticipate. As explained by the New York Times recently … The Trump administration will promote coal, natural gas […]

Who represents the US at COP23?


Sometimes it is simply appropriate to, coffee shop style, slap an article down and announce, “You must read this”. Well, this is one of those occasions, because Johann Hari says it far better than I ever could … Sometimes, there are hinge-points in human history -moments when we have to […]

The deal we dare not turn down