Peter Christie

Peter Christie

Peter Christie is a science journalist and author who writes frequently about conservation, climate change, and other pressing issues in environmental science. A former reporter and editor with newspapers in Asia and North America, he is the author of more than half a dozen books about wildlife and climate change for adults and children. His most recent book is “Unnatural Companions: Rethinking Our Love of Pets in an Age of Wildlife Extinction.”

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How wipeout of insects – butterflies, flies, bees – risks food security, robs our world of beauty and threatens all life on Earth

In a global calamity unfolding before our eyes, the collapse of insect species spells doom for every life form on Earth, including humans, as author and journalist Oliver Milman spells out.

In a global calamity unfolding before our eyes, the collapse of insect species spells doom for every life form on Earth, including humans, as author and journalist Oliver Milman spells out.

25 Mar 2022 - 7:15PM
Review | From Gucci to Gap to Stella McCartney, how fashion is trying to be green and what more it needs to do

Fashion industry leaders including Stella McCartney reflect on how to make their business green in Circular Fashion for Design. It presents bright spots but also raises some red flags.

Fashion industry leaders including Stella McCartney reflect on how to make their business green in Circular Fashion for Design. It presents bright spots but also raises some red flags.

5 Mar 2022 - 6:15PM
Why humans need to rediscover a sense of wonder at nature and its diversity before we destroy it all – and where to find inspiration

You can’t put a price on the awe that natures evokes, and it is that which is our most valuable asset in the battle to rescue the planet’s biodiversity.

You can’t put a price on the awe that natures evokes, and it is that which is our most valuable asset in the battle to rescue the planet’s biodiversity.

15 Jan 2022 - 7:45PM
Review | The cognitive dissonance in adoring pets while eating meat and ignoring wildlife extinction explored in Henry Mance’s compelling review of how humans see animals

Henry Mance has produced a compelling review of the contradictory ways we humans see animals – as food or products, as entertainment, as essential to Earth’s ecological balance, as indispensable companions.

Henry Mance has produced a compelling review of the contradictory ways we humans see animals – as food or products, as entertainment, as essential to Earth’s ecological balance, as indispensable companions.

7 Aug 2021 - 7:45PM
Review | Palm oil, poster child for globalisation’s wrongs, and its part in forest destruction, modern slavery and the obesity epidemic

The global obesity epidemic, labour abuses, biodiversity loss and greenhouse gas emissions from burning the forests of Malaysia and Indonesia – palm oil has a lot to answer for, a new book explains.

The global obesity epidemic, labour abuses, biodiversity loss and greenhouse gas emissions from burning the forests of Malaysia and Indonesia – palm oil has a lot to answer for, a new book explains.

28 Jun 2021 - 2:45PM