Hello! How are you on this fine Sunday? Up to much today? We are over on the west coast, albeit briefly, visiting my family. I’m hoping to catch up with my lovely grandad – he’s 95 and loves to tell a story or two!
Before we head to this week’s links I just wanted to say thank you so much for your words, likes and shares of my book news. It’s been wonderful reading your words of support, and I can’t wait for the book to be released in February so that you can see it in full!
On to this week’s links:
1. Climate change is manifesting itself in many unforetold ways. Beyond the effects on weather events, crops, sea levels and the other obvious examples, it turns out climate change is also responsible for creating a new generation of child brides: “Everyone has their own idea of what climate change looks like. For some, it’s the walrus struggling to find space on melting ice floes on Blue Planet II. For others, it’s an apocalyptic vision of cities disappearing beneath the waves. But for more and more girls across Africa, the most palpable manifestation of climate change is the baby in their arms as they sit watching their friends walk to school“.
2. How an app is helping to stop pollution in China.
3. I love Wool & The Gang’s “Green Gang” – a gang full of inspirational ladies to help inspire a green movement.
4 A lobster has been found with what can only be described as a Pepsi tattoo on it’s claw and it’s raising alarm over the extent of ocean pollution levels.
5. We all know that trees can help absorb carbon dioxide levels, and help reduce flooding, but now research shows that planting trees can help reduce the occurrence of asthma attacks. The magic of trees, yet we still cut them down. All we have to do now is to prove that trees can boost wifi signals and we’ll be densely forested in no time, right?!
6. Whilst we’re on the subject of trees here are ideas for eco friendly Christmas trees.
8. Could recycling at home or in a community hub catch on?
9. I stumbled across Refinery29’s Money Diaries this week and was instantly hooked. The first one I read was about a student mum, with no maternity pay, living on her partner’s earnings.
10. So relieved that this kid is our future.
Enjoy your Sunday!
PS: If you missed it, do catch up on the 26th November Ten Things post.