Seaspiracy: the danger of putting all fishermen in the same boat

“There is no such thing as sustainable fishing” “There are no sustainable fishermen” “Fishermen are worse than serial killers” Social media responses to seaspiracy These are just some of the responses I have seen on social media over the last week in response to the release of the documentary Seaspiracy on Netflix. The show hasContinue reading “Seaspiracy: the danger of putting all fishermen in the same boat”

The metals in your phone could land us in deep water

Stillness. Stillness and balance until… humans. Deep sea environments have become specially adapted over millions of years to take advantage of the darkness and undisturbed nature of the world 3 miles deep. But then humans, inevitably, arrived to disrupt the peace. At first, it was the low rumble of industrialisation and our ever-growing shipping lanes butContinue reading “The metals in your phone could land us in deep water”

Marine protection or government deception?

UPDATE: a few hours before the release of this the government announced that they are actually going to actually ban bottom trawling in 14,000sqkm of U.K. waters, including Dogger Bank which is referred to in this piece. This is an excellent step forward and a lot of work has gone into making that happen butContinue reading “Marine protection or government deception?”

Why the Paris Agreement isn’t just for Parisians

Rapid temperature increases, driven by carbon dioxide emissions put Earth systems out of balance. This is why we are seeing extreme weather events and rates of extinction on scales greater than ever before. It is not a problem to be solved overnight, or even by a few people, but by drastic systemic change. The ParisContinue reading “Why the Paris Agreement isn’t just for Parisians”