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 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
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
Just a few weeks ago, the BBC One programme, War On Plastic, introduced many to how plastics are created and where one-third of the 1.8 million tonnes of UK plastic is produced. During the programme, rather than take any responsibility for the plastic crises we currently face, they shifted the blame to others, citing the inability … Continue reading Sorry Ineos, But The Plastic Crisis Goes Way Beyond Waste Plastic
For those of us living around or travelling near Southampton, we're currently dealing with closures, roadworks, and traffic jams as the M27 and M271 are upgraded to become 'smart motorways'. Works started at the beginning of 2019 on the M27 between junctions 4 and 11, and are expected to continue until early 2021 - well … Continue reading Why Smart Motorways Won’t Work
It's one of the biggest threats to our future existence. Millions, if not billions, of people around the world will be affected by impacts of the climate emergency like drought, rising sea levels and increasingly extreme weather events. Despite that, and the cost of the climate emergency to countries, action on tackling it still seems … Continue reading Why Won’t Politicians Debate Climate Change?
The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the world. 10% of the world's animal species are found in the South American rainforest and it is home to hundreds of Indigenous tribes, some of which have never been contacted. The rainforest spans 9 countries including Venezuela, Colombia and Peru. However, the … Continue reading Amazon Rainforest Destruction
Have you ever looked at pictures of a city skyline and noticed a haze blurring or shrouding the view? Unless it's a naturally foggy day there's a very good chance that that's air pollution. When we're in cities it isn't always something we can see but, in just about every city around the world, it's … Continue reading Why are we still Struggling with Air Pollution?
In recent weeks and months, I've blogged about the effects of plastic in our environment and what we can do as consumers to reduce the amount that is used and disposed of. I've blogged about the size of the garbage patch floating in the Pacific Ocean and the effect that plastic is having on climate … Continue reading Plastic in the Fishing Industry
June 8th is World Oceans Day and it gives us all an opportunity to recognise the importance of our oceans and how we can make them better and more healthier environments. Global oceans are vital for our survival. 70% of this planet is water - hence the nickname 'Blue Planet' - and our oceans are … Continue reading Cutting Out Plastic on World Oceans Day