Yesterday was the 49th Earth Day and its theme was "Protect our Species." We are all contributing to one of the biggest mass extinction events. Climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides are all contributing factors to a huge number of extinctions in recent years. Fortunately, it's something we … Continue reading Earth Day 2019: Protect our Species
100% global renewable energy. A utopic dream or a future reality? If we are to limit average global temperature rise to the maximum of 2℃ in the Paris Agreement, or 1.5℃ as many scientists argue, ensuring that everyone around the world receives energy produced from renewable sources is vital and will go a … Continue reading Does Renewable Energy have a Viable Future?
We've all seen the heartbreaking photos of animals being caught up in plastic waste and often killed. We've all seen the reports of whales, dolphins, birds and other marine animals washing up dead on beaches with stomachs full of plastic bags and other objects. Just last week, a pregnant sperm whale washed up on a … Continue reading The Mind-Blowing Cost of Plastic Pollution
I seem to be starting so many of my recent blogs the same way at the moment, but when there is so little being done to tackle climate change, even with a 12-year deadline from scientists, it's hard not to find yourself continually repeating the dangers if we don't act. Climate change is fast becoming … Continue reading Does the Fossil Fuel Industry have too much Influence?
Today is Brexit Day, or, was supposed to be anyway. I had always planned to write something related to Brexit, trying to work out what is going on and in what direction we're heading. But even those who have been following Brexit a lot closer than myself are lost on what is happening. Parliament can't … Continue reading We All Need to Declare a Climate Emergency
March 22nd 2019 is World Water Day and this year's theme is 'Leaving no one behind', recognising that water is available and sustainably managed for everyone around the world to use. Ensuring that everyone has access to clean water is Sustainable Development Goal 6, with the United Nations hoping to ensure this by 2030. Here are … Continue reading Recognising World Water Day
Before you close this post thinking it's just another push for veganism, I promise that it isn't. My whole life I have been an omnivore, eating fairly healthily - although cookies are my guilty pleasure - and always enjoying meat within my meals. Personally, I wouldn't be happy cutting meat out of my life because … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Cut Down on Your Meat Consumption
Poverty is on the rise, the country is divided more than ever and we're barreling towards a global climate catastrophe. The current political and economic system is not fit to tackle many of the issues we face today and will face in the future. There needs to be a dramatic shift in the way we … Continue reading Forget the Conservative Movement, we need a Real Turning Point
This time last year I received a letter from my local MP, Julian Lewis, on what the UK Parliament were doing to tackle the problem of waste within the government. In that letter, Lewis discusses a mixed recycling scheme of various materials that are used in Parliament and claims that no waste produced in Parliament … Continue reading Plastic Free Parliament: Update
Reports by the IPCC and climate scientists around the world paint a print stark picture of what the future will be like if we don't act on climate change. In 2018, climate scientists warned that we have just 12 years to stop global temperatures rising above 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels and prevent a climate … Continue reading Breaking Down the Green New Deal