This loss hurt me. Because it was a friend I had known for many years and though we are not close any more, and indeed have not seen each other for some time, we still connected through social media and I felt that he was still in my life a little bit in that way. So I was sad when I saw he had decided to un-follow me.
We still haven't heard anything back from Apple, although I like to think they know all about our campaign from the coverage we've generated across the world. But what we are all waiting for is the next emoji update, which could come through at any time. If they decide to listen to the people and finally give us proper emoji representation, then we've won. If they don't, then they should expect to hear from the rather outspoken and increasingly loud ginger community across the world!
Put simply, we are the victims of our own ingenuity. Rapid industrialisation, increased birth and survival rates, and the "green revolution" in food production mean that there are more humans than ever before: in turn this drives more consumption, more need, more demand for resources such as coal and oil that are ultimately damaging to the ecosystems we depend on for our own survival.