27thJune 2023

Lecturers appointed to support schools on statistics and climate change

27.06.23|Categories: Events, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

The Royal Statistical Society (21 June 2023) have announced the appointment of three William Guy Lecturers for 2023-24. The lecturers will engage with schoolchildren across the UK to highlight the importance of statistics in combating climate change. Two of the 3 lecturers are based in Scotland. The lecturer topics are: [...]

20thOctober 2022

Statistics shared on young people and nature

20.10.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

The Children & Nature Network share a ‘stats sheet’ for youth in nature, on their news round-up page. This includes research findings that 59% of young people feel “very worried” or “extremely worried” about climate change, according to a survey of 10,000 16- to 25-year-olds from 10 countries. It also [...]

2ndNovember 2021

The state of nature – insect facts

02.11.21|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , |

This post in Scottish Pollinators (28 October 2021) discusses the latest biodiversity crisis evidence report. It explores the facts (and misinformation) around insect population statistics and trends. Given that about 90% of all species of animals in the world are insects, assessments of the state of nature require a finger [...]