The melting of the world’s ‘third pole’ is a looming climate disaster – so why aren’t we taking about it? The vast Hindu Kush-Himalaya ice sheet contains the world’s largest amount of snow and ice, after the Arctic and Antarctic. Amy Coles explains that without a major reduction in global emissions, it could be a fraction of the size within decades – changing the lives of the hundreds of millions who rely on it.
Independent 9th Aug 2020 read more »
Crime, suicide and sunburn: the problems with heatwaves. HEATWAVES undoubtedly bring a certain joy at the opportunity to be out in the sunshine. But as the planet heats and weather records tumble, increasingly normal bouts of baking heat aren’t all sun and games. Aside from the grief and guilt we may feel about the human causes behind increasingly frequent spells of hot weather, heatwaves can also harm our mental health in hidden but surprisingly severe ways. Chief among them is their tendency to make our blood boil.
The National 9th Aug 2020 read more »