The curious case of Donald Trump

Much to dismay of world-leading scientists, environmentalists, and politicians alike, President Trump has frequently branded climate change as “fake news” during his campaign.

Bridging the generation gap

A farmer can remember what has happened last year and the year before, and can prepare accordingly. But what about plants? How can they pass on their experience to their offspring?

Climate change, habitat loss and biodiversity

The global climate is changing and many species are responding by shifting their distributions to track climate changes. Thus species are expanding northwards as new areas become suitable, but disappearing from other locations that become too hot and dry. The fascination of the general public for recording animals and plants in Britain has provided a […]

Natural gas: what role can it play in the UK future?

Claire Carter a PhD student at SPRU, University of Sussex and member of the Sussex Energy Group last year completed a research scholarship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. The research output “Future of Natural Gas in the UK” POSTnote was published in November 2015. This briefing considers potential future pathways for the […]

Oil on Troubled Waters: The Industrial Legacy and Britain’s Groundwater

Groundwater is an important source of drinking water in London and elsewhere, but the legacy of the UK’s industrial revolution includes contamination at an extreme and increasingly widely-realised scale. Drawing on research in the English Midlands, the lecture will explore how mining, metal-based manufacturing, and the oil industry have produced an environmental conundrum that is […]

Millions of Times Greener Than Green?

There is a strong conjecture that climate change and world population numbers are linked. Population growth is driven by poverty and personal incomes are linked to energy poverty. Abundant quantities of clean affordable energy accessible by all nations, particularly those still developing, would bring about a transformation in society at the global scale. Could such an energy […]

Looking at mountains from a bird’s point of view

Emma Brown finds that mountains may not be the shapes we thought they were – when considering wildlife habitat – and this may be good news

Andy Franzkowiak and New Atlantis

As New Atlantis, the new immersive theatre experience gets ready to launch, Connie Orbach and Neil Stoker interview creative Producer Andy Franzkowiak about working with scientists, and engaging people at a deeper level with important scientific issues.