‘Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change. If we don’t take action the (...)

Environmental activists hold letters “Save the climate, save the people” in front of a  church in Imielin near Katowice, Poland, during the COP24 climate  conference. Photograph:  Agencja Gazeta/Grzegorz Celejewski

The pace of negotiations at the UN climate talks has quickened in advance of politicians returning to Katowice in Poland this weekend. An attempt to f(...)

Indigenous leader and member of the Climate Action Leadership Network Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim attends the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland, on December 4th, 2018. Some 30,000 delegates are expected. Photograph: Hanna Bardo

The world is moving to counter climate change in spite of global leaders behaving like irresponsible children, Swedish student Greta Thunberg (15) tol(...)

 British naturalist Sir David Attenborough at the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland: “The world’s people have spoken, their message is clear, time is running out, they want you, the decision-makers, to act now.” Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

The collapse of civilisation and extinction of much of the natural world is “on the horizon” due to climate change, Sir David Attenborough declared at(...)

Does your area experience storms, drought, floods? Are such weather events becoming more frequent, or extreme? Photograph: iStock

“We are facing a manmade disaster of global scale...” Sir David Attenborough has told a UN climate change conference that climate change greatest thre(...)

Cameraman Lindsay McCrae filming the Emperor penguin colony, Atka Bay in Antarctica. Photograph: Stefan Christmann/BBC NHU/PA Wire

Leading wildlife camera operators and film-makers have defended the film crew on David Attenborough’s latest BBC series over their decision to break w(...)

 November sunset: a new report says small families with long-lived members,   contributing well into old age as  workers and caregivers, should be the international goal. Illustration: Michael Viney

On the day I was born, in 1933, I joined some two billion members of Homo sapiens, the planet’s dominant and fastest-proliferating mammal. That figure(...)

Colin Stafford Johnson: “Walking along the Seine in May is special”. Photo: Matt Loughrey

Current favourite book I recently picked up David Attenborough’s Life on Earth. I haven’t read it for about 20 years, and it’s interesting to read no(...)

Plastic bottles washed up by the sea. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Like many people I spent the Christmas holidays last year binge-watching Blue Planet 2 and gasping in horror at the vivid tragedy of plastic pollution(...)

20/08/2018 Rian Shah (7) from Gaelscoil Mide Kilbarrack with an Orangutan hand during the launch of the new Discovery and Learning Centre at Dublin Zoo. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins

At the back wall of Dublin Zoo’s new Discovery and Learning Centre two stuffed lions glare out ominously from behind a glass screen, one of them a che(...)

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