Staying the Right Way Up

A lot has happened since I last blogged – in oh so many ways. But first I want to send my commiserations to the crew of the James Robert Hanssen, attempting to become the first crew to row from mainland Africa to mainland US. A couple of days ago I found out that on Day 73 of their epic row, they had suffered an irrecoverable … Continued

Short Term Pain For Long Term Gain

Yesterday my life as an eco campaigner reached new heights – or depths. I spent much of the day talking crap – or maybe I should say, about crap. As I crouched next to a sewage outfall under Putney Bridge, I couldn’t help thinking what a very strange thing it was to be pontificating on camera about London’s problem with poo. Many strategies that make … Continued

Spend Your Sunday With Jack Johnson and Bag It

I am delighted to pass along a message from my friends at Bag It, a movie about the ubiquitous plastic bag. What Supersize Me did for McDonalds, and The Age of Stupid did for CO2, Bag It does for plastic bags. They have organised a “Month of Sundays” to highlight this issue at a time of year when we are doing more than our usual … Continued

Making Waves in Colorado

Boulder, Colorado, might not seem like the obvious place to hold an ocean symposium, but that is precisely what the Colorado Ocean Coalition did, and it was a great success. It is a little known (and somewhat disputed) fact that, despite being completely landlocked and perched high above sea level, Colorado has the highest number of scuba divers per capita in the US. So maybe … Continued