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We need to talk about… population

On January 31, 2020, Posted by , In Environment,Lifestyle, With 4 Comments

At the age of 18 I made the decision not to have children. My reasons for this are complex and varied, but it ultimately boils down to concern over the number of people on the planet and my wish not to contribute to a growing population.  Since then (despite many…

Bumped by Brexit

On October 23, 2019, Posted by , In Environment,Lifestyle, With 2 Comments

Yesterday I was asked to appear on Sky News to comment on the environmental impact of the aviation industry. It had been prompted by this article by Sky New’s new climate correspondent. I was lined up to have a discussion (animated, perhaps) with travel writer Jessica Toale – the leading…

My no-fly adventures

On July 22, 2019, Posted by , In #GetOutside,BAM,Cycling,Environment,Lifestyle,Slow travel, With 2 Comments

It was about ten years ago that I made the decision to stop flying. I had been aware of the environmental impact of aviation for years, and had started to feel the irony that by flying to see the world I was contributing to its destruction. So I decided that…

Would you give up flying to save the environment?

On April 12, 2019, Posted by , In Environment,Lifestyle, With 2 Comments

‘My name’s Anna Hughes and I’m an environmentalist.’ It feels like a confession, or something that should be mentioned in a whisper. My whole life I’ve been aware of environmental issues, and as I’ve grown older and learned more about the world, more and more of my decisions have been…