New US Climate Change Report Confirms What We All Knew

Well, what most people knew. Today, a new US report has found that it is extremely likely that climate change is manmade. Put together by over 50 climate scientists, the report suggests that there is a 95% certainty that humans are causing the climate change that we see today; mostly through carbon emissions through the burning ...

Hurricane Season Hits The Americas

Hurricane season has only just begun and already we've seen two devastating hurricanes hit Texas, the Caribbean, and now Florida. Hurricane Harvey is estimated to have killed 70 people and had caused huge amounts of flooding damage. The total cost of Harvey is expected to be in the hundreds of billions as residents begin to ...

After Some Time Off, We’re Back!

It's been a while. Having moved out to Perth, Australia, to study for a Masters in Sustainable Development 7 months ago, spending time with visiting family through June and July was special and definitely a focus of my time. Also, taking a couple of weeks to settle into my second semester of university and a ...

Sustainable Cities: Bogotá, Colombia

Second to feature in the Sustainable Cities series is Bogotá, Colombia. Yes, the country that is probably best known for the infamous drug lord, Pablo Escobar, is actually an increasingly sustainable city and doing some remarkable things that not many other places on the planet are able to achieve. It's Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system ...

Post-Election Climate Change Denial

After May's disastrous election campaign resulted in a likely Tory-DUP coalition, the environmental future of the UK looks troublesome. The coalition of the science-rejecting Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) and the Conservatives already-weak stance on fighting climate change give us an idea of how the environment will be prioritised in the next few Tory-led years. The DUP from ...

A Country Divided.

What was first thought to be one of the most one-sided elections in British history, given that the Conservatives had such a huge lead over a Labour party in disarray under Jeremy Corbyn, has ended up being one of the most exciting in recent history. There were predictions of a 100-seat win for the Conservatives, yet, ...

Sustainable Cities: Portland, USA

The sustainable development of global cities is vital in reducing the effects and impacts of climate change, and so, each week I will look at a global city and what it is doing to make cities more sustainable. In a growing global population with mass migration from rural areas to urban areas, the sustainable growth ...