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
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?
Late on Tuesday evening, Theresa May announced that she would be writing into legislation a commitment for the UK to achieve zero net emissions by 2050. This makes the UK one of the few European countries with legislated commitments to going carbon neutral after the likes of Norway (2030) and Finland (2035). The commitment doesn't need … Continue reading No Matter What She Does Now, Theresa May’s Legacy Will Be Her Brexit Failures
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
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
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
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
Yesterday saw one of the most important America midterm elections in recent history. The results saw Donald Trump and the Republicans add to their advantage in the Senate by flipping three democratic seats in favourable States won by the President back in 2016. However, they did concede control of the House with a number of … Continue reading What the US Midterms Mean for Climate Change
In a world of Trump and Brexit, it's hard to think of any country more of a mess politically than the USA and UK. Well, Australia is definitely trying their hardest to keep up. This isn't a brand new series of events for Australia either. There have been 6 different Prime Ministers in the last … Continue reading The Mess of Australian Politics