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Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a movement organised by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) that started in Sydney, Australia in 2007. It aims to celebrate life and make us more aware of our impact on the planet by having an annual hour long switch off of our lights and other appliances. ContributorPaul MagnallResource URL

Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience or Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse. XR have three demands: – Tell the truth: Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with […]

Insane Trade

Insane Trade is a short video which points out that some commodities are sold and transported in roughly equal amounts between nations eg the US exports and imports roughly the same amount of potatoes. The conversation around why can cover topics such as labour costs, land costs, taxes, etc, how they vary across the globe […]

Trade war imperils Amazon rainforest

One for the Geographers and Economists? Without any intervention, the knock-on effects of the US-China trade war will annihilate an area of the Amazon rainforest the size of Greece. Rainforests are not just biodiverse and awe-inspiring, they are a carbon sink and a climate regulator. ContributorMatt CarmichaelResource URL

The Emotions of Climate Change

Very interesting video on how we react to a crisis like climate change. Would be very useful for INSET and also relates to all other types of crisis like 9/11, Grenfell Tower, etc. ContributorPaul MagnallResource URL

Natural Climate Solutions

Natural Climate Solutions aim is to help prevent climate breakdown by restoring our life support systems. They say “By defending, restoring and re-establishing forests, peatlands, mangroves, salt marshes, natural seabeds and other crucial ecosystems, very large amounts of carbon can be removed from the air and stored. At the same time, the protection and restoration […]

Food Print

Food Print: In this hands-on activity, students have the opportunity to think critically about how food choices impact climate change. ContributorPaul MagnallResource URL