European award for Climate Change GIS! (and other teachable goodies)

Find out whether a GIS for schools using climate data which I helped develop won an award from Copernicus ECMWF. But also check out the other amazing nominations that a teachers could use in the classroom.

Gridserve Braintree: The world’s first forecourt for electric vehicles [On location]

The world's first forecourt for electric vehicles has more to it than meets the eye! If you are interested in, or teach, issues regarding transport, sustainable development, climate change mitigation, elecrtric vehicles and renewable energy, then you are not going to want to miss this! This video blog was filmed on-location at the GRIDSERVE Electric Forecourt outside of Braintree, Essex, UK.

Purchasing (electrical) power parity!

Today, after just 3 years of ownership, my #ElectricCar has paid for itself. How on earth did it manage that? I crunch the numbers...

Front cover artwork for the IPCC AR6 WG1 Report by Alisa Singer

The IPCC AR6 WG1 Report: A Teachers’ Guide

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the long awaited Working Group 1 report of it's 6th Assessment. We need to remember this date. It will be the day history looks back on, indicating that the final warning claxon to avoid the worst of climate change began sounding from scientists. This post does not offer a commentary on the report, but rather what teachers and students can make of it, as they need to know who the IPCC are and the work they do.

Apprenticeships in the ‘green sector’ (not just Geography or STEM!)

If you're a Geography or STEM educator, and you're looking for a convincing arguement to get those youngsters into your courses as a way of increasing their options for the future. Then look no further! You're going to want to read this!

A comprehensive resource bank for teaching climate change

I am delighted to announced that a comprehensive and in-depth set of resources linked to the Geography syllabus about climate change is now available via the Geographical Assoication. They come complete with teachers notes, student worksheets, glossaries and links to further reading/resources.

Original art produced for 'The Phoenix' by Laila Arêde.

Teachers: we have climate-anxious youngsters, but can we do something about it

An excerpt from an article that I wrote for 'The Phoenix', a newletter by climate journalist Eric Holthaus, which focusses "most closely on humanizing this planetary emergency: being transparent about the challenges we’re facing and the complex emotions we’re all feeling, and being honest about what we need to do to radically transform our society." The banner image is original art produced for 'The Phoenix' by Laila Arêde.

School safeguarding policy should consider climate change and eco-anxiety

A combination of research and experience has led me to strongly believe that climate change should be considered a safeguarding issue, therefore senior leadership at any school should give it greater attention. If you are a teacher in need of a compelling argument to take to your SLT, this could be it.

Open Letter to Richard Bacon MP – Invitation to the Big Climate Teach-in for MPs

#TeachersForClimateAction are calling on MPs support for their valuable climate education work. Read my open-letter invite to Richard Bacon MP.

Available Now: GeogPod Podcast Interview

Live Now: My GeogPod Interview where I talk to John Lyon about why climate change is a safeguarding issue, eco-anxiety, how to navigate the politics of climate change, and teaching students to think critically about the climate.