from Rob and Harriet at somewhere-nowhere
We’ve had a full and exciting few months, and it seems that our work is becoming increasingly focused not just on celebrating the natural environment, but learning more about efforts to take positive action to halt the saddening decline in non-human species. Two major reports were released in October: the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report detailing the impacts of, and options to reduce, a rapidly rising global temperature (headlines here) and the Living Planet Report summarising an alarming decline in biodiversity. These are sobering, to say the least, but are also a call to action inspired by a love of, and an urge to care for, the planet. We’ve been privileged to spend time with climate scientists, conservationists, campaigners, farmers, educators and others whose expertise and passion drive them to value and work with land and sea. This feeds into our own work and we’re enjoying combining research and brow-furrowing conversations with plenty of time outdoors, enjoying the simple pleasure, and wonder, of watching autumn come into full flush. As part of this, we’re delighted to be growing our somewhere-nowhere ‘family’. For this and more, read on!