Stop the silence

Billboards appeared all over Britain today asking people to stop the silence over Brexit. If you want to find out what its all about visit here.

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Oral history opportunity in London

This looks like a great project, interviewing migrant members of the LGBTQI community. Great chance to learn some oral history interview technique too.

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Challenge the climate change skeptics

If you want some easy come backs to climate change skeptics check out this website.

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Trumps climate tweets

I love John Mason’s series of tweets to Donald Trump explaining the carbon cycle. I learnt a lot too! Check them out here.

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UK needs to insulate 25 million homes

The Green Building Council have written a new report saying 25 million homes need to receive an insulation upgrade between now and 2050. Apparently that’s one home every minute! But really this insulation needs to happen a lot sooner than that if people living now are going to enjoy the benefit of a cosy home. The report also calls for the re-introduction of the Zero Carbon homes policy, removed by the present government. Read more here.

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CAT on The Reunion

I’ve had such a nice response from posting the CAT podcast I thought I’d post the link to the edition of The Reunion about CAT. I sat in the studio for this one watching the team put the programme together and I have to say they did a really good job, both at capturing and respecting the memory of those early days. It’s the best journalistic representation of CAT and what it was trying to achieve.

 

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In memory of a garden bird

Yesterday I was weeding the last of six vegetable beds in our garden when I heard a kerfuffle by the Wendy house. I looked up to see a small garden bird being assassinated by a hawk behind a grassy knoll. The hawk I think was rather put out by my presence and hopped up on to the ridge of the roof of the Wendy house. It looked at me. I looked at it. It looked back at me. Neither of us moved. The other bird lay injured and panting on the ground. I reached in my pocket to grab my phone. The hawk flew off. No picture. I wondered what to do with the garden bird. I picked it up and it lay panting in my gloved hand. And then it stopped, and I realised that the life had gone from it. I put it back behind the grassy knoll, doubting whether the hawk would be back to claim its meal. Above me three red kites circled in the high distance. The ravens restlessly darted through the low skies. The robins, normally so brazen chasing the worms of the freshly tilled soil, hid. The humbled gardener brushed the soil off his fork and went inside for a cup of tea.

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