Whetstone assembles vital responses to our environments and to our search for a place within them. We must find liveable

The conflicts that killed COP 26

It’s hard to give up hope, particularly if it’s the last hope, but COP 26 has failed. The pledges fall

Museums and environmental crisis – it’s not just about the old stuff

They may be the home of the muses, but there is far more to museums than history – they have an urgent role to play in our collective futures.

What Stanisław Lem’s Solaris can tell us about climate change

At the unreachable heart of Stanisław Lem’s masterpiece Solaris lies a distant, ocean-wrapped planet orbiting a pair of suns in

Can a wave have rights?

The drafting of a new ‘ecocide’ law promises serious legal protection for the environment. It’s a fascinating development, but challenges remain.

Why health is central to a sustainable economy.

How are we to live well on a finite planet?

Life after capitalism – an interview with Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity. Here we talk about his brilliant new book Post Growth in which he challenges prevailing economic orthodoxies and sets out powerful suggestions for change.

Covid has shown us the importance of our neighbourhoods – we need to build better.

Confining us to our neighbourhoods, pushing us out onto local streets and parks for some air and exercise, Covid has

End to end: The Land’s End to John o’Groats Cycling Record by Paul Jones.

John Maingay reviews Paul Jones’ magnificent book on the men and women who have taken on the Land’s End to John o’Groats cyling record.

Islands of Abandonment – an interview with Cal Flyn

Cal Flyn is an author and journalist. Her most recent book, ‘Islands of Abandonment’ is a compelling account of ‘post-human’ landscapes – places from which human beings have largely withdrawn. In this interview we talk about her fascination with these landscapes and how they speak to contemporary environmental anxieties.

For the love of Croydon – we need to cycle out

It’s time to break the car’s stranglehold on London – we need routes out.

Slouching to Armageddon: Covid and climate change

Plague and pestilence have deep historic links to climatic disruption. We need to understand better the links between human health and the ecosystems we depend on.