Sarah Darwin

Sarah Darwin is a writer and broadcaster on natural history, science and evolution. She has a PhD in genetics from University College London, and works on the interface between species, with a particular interest in the relationship between humans and the rest of nature.

Written by Sarah Darwin

Revellers take part in “La Vijanera” Festival in Silio, Spain on January 5, 2014. Of pre-Roman origin, the festival sees villagers wearing masks, animal skins and brightly coloured clothing; the embodiment of the survival of archaic cults to nature.Photo by Ervin Sarkisov/Corbis

Essay/
Ecology and environmental sciences
It’s not easy being green

If rational persuasion fails to make people behave environmentally, could rituals and a dash of guilt do a better job?

Stephen Cave & Sarah Darwin