Half of the oxygen that sustains life on Earth is produced in the ocean…Read More
Once more, I joined the sail training tall ship Pelican of London for STEM at SEA education voyages with Sail Training Ireland youngsters on board. We have a little more time than usual in Dublin and we make the best of the glorious sunshine with some science on the beach…
Now here is a thought: Fishy breath, trampling and carnage are good things (in the right context).Read More
A new treaty to protect the oceans has been agreed upon by the United Nations after more than a decade of negations and a marathon of talks in the last few days. If ratification can be achieved, the UN High Seas Treaty will designate 30 percent of the world’s oceans as protected areas and in highly polarised times, bridging major divides brings hope.
I recently travelled in the Caribbean for Seas Your Future and here is my attempt to figure out my additional carbon footprint of this trip.Read More
For many decades, we’ve released too much carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and for some decades, scientists have developed and tested geoengineering solutions for the consequences of increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.
Today, the online version of Science reported yet another approach…that once more shows that there is nothing such as a free lunch.Read More
As scientist I spent many years finding out how human activity (in my case, metal mining) affects soil, water and organisms, how pollutants move and change in the environment, where they finish up.Read More
‘Time for Geography‘ provides a series of educational resources aimed at a GCSE to undergraduate audience, which are also suitable for the general interested public. Even if you, as I am, keeping up to date with current environmental issues, there is always something to learn or terminology to be reminded of….Read More
Today’s STEAM link relates to an all-too-familiar phrase in the context of climate change: “…faster than…”Read More