Category: Politics

Plastic Free Parliament

I don't know if it's me just becoming more aware of the issue since I've been writing, but the issue of single-use plastics seems to be being pushed further into the spotlight. The final episode of Blue Planet II also may have helped; the effects of plastics on the environment and marine ecosystems were highlighted ...

Why Trump Will Lose if he Continues to Push Fossil Fuels

Whilst most of the world is beginning a transition away from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, the USA, under Trump's stewardship, is on an entirely different path. Trump has already reopened a number of coal mines and in an announcement recently he expressed his desire to reopen much of the US coastline to ...

But, What if it’s a Hoax?

The cartoon below is perhaps one of my favourite climate change cartoons. What if Donald Trump is right? What if climate change is just a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese? And what if everything that's being done now to transition away from fossil fuels to green energy, better air quality, and a much greener environment ...

COP23: Day Six

Day Six of COP23 looks at human settlements, transport, and our oceans. Like Day Five with energy, agriculture, and water there were a number of press releases highlighting the importance of climate action in each of the named sectors. Urban areas contribute to about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, but their role in other areas of ...