Coronavirus is a tragedy but it could be the wake-up call we need

Global growth was already slowing but not enough to save the Earth from disaster. Hopefully we will be shocked out of our complacency For some time this pandemic will focus almost all of our attention. It is a tragedy that will play out differently in different parts of the world; the poor world will suffer […]

Record heatwave ‘made much more likely’ by human impact on climate

Scientists say July at least equalled and may have beaten hottest month on record The record-breaking heatwave that roasted Europe last month was a one-in-a-thousand-year event made up to 100 times more likely by human-driven climate change, scientists have calculated. Around the globe, July at least equalled and may have surpassed the hottest month on […]

Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals study

Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanitys surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet. The worlds 7.6 billion people represent just […]

First modern Britons had ‘dark to black’ skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals

The genome of Cheddar Man, who lived 10,000 years ago, suggests that he had blue eyes, dark skin and dark curly hair First modern Britons had ‘dark to black’ skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals The genome of Cheddar Man, who lived 10,000 years ago, suggests that he had blue eyes, dark skin and dark […]