A Bristol-In-A-Day Itinerary

In the year since coming back to my home city, I have had a few people ask for a guide to spending just a day in Bristol. Clearly, it is not possible to fit all that this amazing city can offer into one day, but below is what I recently came up with for a friend. It is intended as a loop, starting in Clifton, heading down the the docks and the centre and back up again. Realistically, you would need to be pretty speedy, but it covers off everything I would want to see if I was coming here for th

How does today's mass extinction compare with those from history?

From insect population crashes and deforestation to coral bleaching and ocean warming, evidence supporting the claim that we are bringing about Earth’s sixth mass extinction seems to come out almost every week. A landmark UN report from May this year suggested that species are now being lost “at rates unprecedented in human history”, with around 1 million species directly threatened with extinction. The rate of loss is thought to be somewhere between 10 to a hundred times higher than the averag
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