The growth of South Korea over the six decades following the Korean War has been nothing short of remarkable. After the war ended South Korea was one of the poorest countries on the planet, but rapid industrialisation and an extreme focus on economic growth allowed it to become one of the most technologically advanced countries … Continue reading How the Most Innovative Country in the World is Still Addicted to Energy of Old
Last week it was revealed that the chief executive of fracking giant Cuadrilla penned a letter to UK MPs calling on them to relax regulations on the strength of earthquakes that are allowed during the fracking process. Despite heavy opposition from locals and environmental activists, Cuadrilla was given a licence to begin drilling at their … Continue reading The Nerve of the UK Fossil Fuel Industry
The release of the IPCC special report just a few days ago has highlighted the disaster we find ourselves barreling towards. The IPCC report found that 1.5℃ of warming above pre-industrial levels could have catastrophic consequences for millions around the world, and without urgent action, we could reach that milestone in just 12 years. In … Continue reading There’s Still No Urgency to Tackle Climate Change…
Last week, it emerged that Australia was just 43 days away from completely running out of fuel. That would mean people aren't able to fill up cars, planes won't be able to fly and many of the emergency services would be unable to do their jobs. There have been many warnings about an impending crisis as … Continue reading Australia is Running Out of Fuel!