4 Problems Exposed by the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has forced cities and countries around the world to go into lockdown in order to protect their populations from the respiratory virus that has killed almost 300,000 people around the world - likely many more. Even as case numbers begin to come down almost everywhere but the USA, protection from a second-wave of … Continue reading 4 Problems Exposed by the Coronavirus

Celebrate Earth Day 2020 with Action

There doesn't seem to be anything particularly great coming from the USA at the moment - especially when it comes to environmental protection. Trump and the GOP have rolled back regulation after regulation designed to protect the environment giving free rein for some of the most pollutant industries in America to do whatever they want … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day 2020 with Action

Why the UK Needs to Get Used to Flooding Events

At the start of the year we saw huge deluges of rain create huge flooding events all over the country but particularly in South Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Very high winds led to thousands of homes being cut off from the power grid and falling trees blocked roads, completely isolating some communities. The weather … Continue reading Why the UK Needs to Get Used to Flooding Events

What a Melting Arctic Circle Means for Us

We very rarely ever consider the importance of the Arctic; there's no land, its extent isn't often recognised¬†on world maps and it seems almost entirely inhospitable. However, it is undergoing a dramatic transformation that will have critical consequences for all of us around the world. Environmentally, the Arctic is a unique region. On the surface, … Continue reading What a Melting Arctic Circle Means for Us

Technology Won’t Save Us from the Climate Emergency

A recent report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that emissions from road traffic in the UK have increased by 6% over the last three decades. As of 2017, emissions due to road traffic were around 118 million tonnes but have increased again in 2018. This data comes at a time when … Continue reading Technology Won’t Save Us from the Climate Emergency

Burning the Lungs of the Planet

Nearly three weeks after fires began burning through the Amazon rainforest, the media has finally seen the smoke and begun reporting and sharing the horrors of the burning Amazon. Celebrities and leading politicians have come out and condemned the burning, the lack of action to put the fires out and discouraged farmers and cattle ranchers … Continue reading Burning the Lungs of the Planet

The Australian Economy vs the Survival of Nations

The Pacific Islands Forum took place last week in Tuvalu with 18 countries coming together to discuss tackling the climate emergency. After hours of discussion and work on a joint statement that would reiterate commitments to the Paris Agreement and move away¬†from fossil fuels, a limp, vaguely worded communique was released and it was clear … Continue reading The Australian Economy vs the Survival of Nations

A Cabinet Devoid of Climate Leadership

Last Wednesday, a new face took residence of Number 10 Downing Street. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was elected leader of the Conservative Party and the new UK Prime Minister after Theresa May stood down two months ago. 150,000 Conservative Party members chose Johnson over Jeremy Hunt who was defeated with less than a third … Continue reading A Cabinet Devoid of Climate Leadership