How the 2019 UK general election results would look under MMP (from the Electoral Reform Society twitter account)

what the UK needs is electoral reform

If the UK had a proportional electoral system instead of the undemocratic “first past the post” system, Thursday’s general election could have delivered very different – and more representative – results.

This computer illustration depicts the density of space junk around Earth in low-Earth orbit. (Image: © ESA)

should we be worried about 5G?

5G is being rolled out literally across the world – with thousands of satellites launched into the ionosphere to blanket the planet with millimetre microwaves. What are the environmental and public health impacts of this technology? Who is regulating it, and who stands to benefit? Do we really need 5G?

The Glasgow Effect by Ellie Harrison

my unsustainable life

I’ve just finished reading Ellie Harrison’s inspirational book, The Glasgow Effect, which has the byline “a tale of class, capitalism and carbon footprint”. It tells the story of Ellie’s one-year project to “not travel beyond Glasgow’s city limits, or use any vehicles except my bike, for a whole calendar year.”

after christchurch: hope for change

The horrific attack in Christchurch on Friday is a wake-up call to New Zealand’s racism and our weak gun laws. But let’s not forget the school students’ marches that also took place on Friday, signalling hope and positive change for the future.