Monthly Archives: January 2017


The latest research update from NAAEE

By | January 31st, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

You can read the latest research bulletin from the North American Association for Environmental Education [NAAEE] here. It covers the period from January to June 2015 and offers digests of research under these headings: behaviour / evaluation / teaching methods / sense of place / professional development.  ChangeScale has worked with NAAEE and Stanford University to create this [...]

The Earth’s surface temperature 1880-2016

By | January 31st, 2017|Webwatch|

This animation shows annual temperatures each year since 1880 compared to the twentieth-century average, ending with record-warm 2016.  Because of global warming due to increasing greenhouse gases, the maps from the early years in the animation are dominated by shades of blue, indicating temperatures were up to 3°C (5.4°F) cooler than the twentieth-century average.  Recent [...]

Australian Geographic

By | January 30th, 2017|Webwatch|

Here's a link to Australian Geographic and its story of harmony between indigenous people and wildlife.  The story begins: "AUSTRALIA WAS ONCE home to giant reptiles, marsupials and birds (and some not so giant), but the extinction of this megafauna has been the subject of a debate that has persisted since the 19th century.  Despite [...]

Environmental Education Major Works

By | January 30th, 2017|Book Review|

Routledge has announce the publication of: Environmental Education, a major works collection in the Critical Concepts in the Environment series.  Its editors are Alan Reid and NAEE President, Justin Dillon.  Routledge says: "Addressing the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this rapidly growing subject and its multidisciplinary corpus of scholarly literature, ‘Environmental Education’ [...]

The Migratory Bird Treaty

By | January 30th, 2017|Webwatch|

It's time to mark the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (on behalf go the Canadians) for the Protection of Migratory Birds - called the Migratory Bird Treaty - that was signed on Aug. 16, 1916.  This Treaty, and three others that followed, form the cornerstones of efforts to conserve birds that [...]

Is all this at risk?

By | January 30th, 2017|Blog|

This is a link to the NAAEE website, our sibling organisation in North America (covering the USA, Mexico and Canada).  It has strong links with the US EPA: the Environmental Protection Agency.  Some of these connections are financial; others are less tangible, but just as significant.  It's a relationship that we in the UK have had [...]

Green News Quiz 2016

By | January 29th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Guardian says, take the green news quiz.  Here are the first two questions: 1– In February, a consortium of businesses and environmental groups, including Kimberly Clark and Canada’s Globe and Mail, won a 16-year fight to restrict logging in which rainforest? Great Bear, British Columbia  Tongass National Forest, Alaska  Hoh Rainforest, Washington  Mount Hood, [...]

The Bee: A Natural History

By | January 29th, 2017|Book Review|

This is a beautiful book (I could not put it down), as well as being an important work about a very important subject.  Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that humans rely on.  Bees are crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants; their economic contributions are measured in the [...]

The Environment in Brexit Britain

By | January 28th, 2017|Webwatch|

Morgan Phillips is organising a meeting to explore "The Environment in Brexit Britain".  It's in London on 21st March at 1830. You can book here.  More detail: "This is a disorientating moment for the U.K. Sweeping change seems inevitable. Immediate concerns dominate the news and our consciousness - health, trade, education, housing, economic and foreign [...]

Big garden birdwatch

By | January 28th, 2017|Webwatch|

The RSPB's Big garden birdwatch starts today.  Last year over 500,000 people joined in.