Hourglass Newspaper

THE REPORT THEY DIDN’T WANT YOU TO READ

‘It is clear that the earth is on an unsustainable trajectory. Something will have to change at some point if the human race is going to survive.’ Who do you think wrote those two terrifying sentences? Who is responsible for this latest exercise in radical truth-telling?: Extinction Rebellion? Caroline Lucas? The University of East Anglia?…

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YOUR VIEWS

Email us at hourglass@rebellion.earth STAR LETTER On HS2 They talk about HS2 serving the North, but it seems apparent that the North stops at Manchester or, stretching it, to Leeds. What happened to Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and of course our Scottish friends? We have been missed out of the equation. Why would we want to…

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Investing with your morals

There is now evidence in favour of sustainable investment as a sound financial strategy. While many traditional investment funds have traditionally been heavily invested in fossil fuels, this is now changing. Large institutional pension investors as far-ranging as New York City and the National Trust have committed to divest from fossil fuels. Last year, 300…

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March against racism

‘We must all work harder to repair the fissures and polarization that are so prevalent in our societies today. We must nurture mutual understanding and invest in making diversity a success. And we must counter and reject political figures who exploit differences for electoral gain.’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres The 21st of March is the…

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FIGHTING FOR CHANGE FOR HEDGEHOGS

When Change.org asked if I would like to launch a petition on their website I was a little sceptical, but then they pointed out that I could make a call for something that would help return hedgehogs back to their former glory. My idea was simple: ‘This petition calls on the dismantling of industrial capitalism…

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Book Reviews

Available in bookstores now Animalkind by Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone Published by Simon and Schuster Animals have never had it so good. In Animalkind, Ingrid Newkirk (founder of PETA) and Gene Stone (How Not to Die) are keen to emphasise this. The 20th century saw rapid escalation of the animal rights movement and the…

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TIME IN NATURE BENEFITS CREATIVITY AND MEMORY

Taking time out to connect with nature can help to get your creative juices flowing. Research from the U.S. found that a four-day nature hike improved creative problem- solving by as much as fifty percent. Sadly most of us don’t have the option of taking a long hike in the wilderness, but a twenty-five minute…

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The Missing Link for a Good Life

The 2019 report by The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on the critical decline in wildlife states that to save nature we need to re-evaluate what we mean by a ‘good life’. In Western culture, a good life tends to focus on having more money and more things. However, a recent…

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In praise of pauses

I have noticed something about people who do amazing work on behalf of our planet – they are not always good at taking breaks. I am terrible at building gaps in my life, and when I don’t, it leads to trouble. I understand why it’s hard for me to take breaks. Some of the reasons…

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