Too much FUD and too little facts about fracking

If there’s one major issue of significant public interest today that’s shrouded in fear, uncertainty and doubt, it’s fracking. If you believe the supporters of this mining process to extract natural gas and petroleum deposits from shale rock – formally known as “hydraulic fracturing” – it could be the salvation of our energy needs for […]

Tuning in to Hurricane Sandy

The ability for people to be connected via the internet is no more valuable when it comes to crises and disasters of one type or another, natural or otherwise. Hurricane Sandy – the super #Frankenstorm on track to hit the US East Coast today – is a perfect example. The latest advisory from the US […]

TFL’s stop-start approach to combating vehicle pollution

As someone who drives into and out of central London quite frequently, I’m as conscious as any road user of the huge traffic congestion that’s a feature of a typical journey, along with consequential environment issues like exhaust emissions and air quality. So many vehicles, an overloaded transport infrastructure – these are points to ponder […]

Communicators: Here’s how to support famine relief in East Africa

You’ve seen the news reports about the humanitarian disaster in East Africa. Famine and drought on a massive scale. Millions could die in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. As communicators, what can we do to help? Well, how about supporting the call to action from our friends at Communicate Magazine and #CommsChat: This week’s #CommsChat was […]

Local gestures can make global impacts

On Saturday March 26 at 8.30pm, we’ll be turning our lights out at home for about an hour as we support Earth Hour 2011. It’s our small part in supporting a grassroots environmental campaign that aims to bring attention to climate change. From the Wikipedia description: Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF […]