The Coronavirus has forced cities and countries around the world to go into lockdown in order to protect their populations from the respiratory virus that has killed almost 300,000 people around the world - likely many more. Even as case numbers begin to come down almost everywhere but the USA, protection from a second-wave of … Continue reading 4 Problems Exposed by the Coronavirus
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
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
We've all seen the damage that plastics are doing on marine life. We've known for years that marine animals and fish are consuming microplastics and in many instances are dying because of it. We now know that those pieces of microplastic are continuing up the food chain and being consumed by humans! Today, the EU … Continue reading EU Ban on Single-Use Plastics
It's arguably been one of the nicest summers in the UK for a very long time. Having spent the last 5 weeks there and barely seeing a single drop of rain, the warm temperatures and sun have been a welcome change to the usual British summer that includes a lot of rain, despite the typical … Continue reading Record-Breaking Heat
Air pollution in the UK is a problem. A big problem. So much so that the UK Government have been taken to the European Union Court of Justice a number of times in the last decade over deadly levels of nitrogen oxide and particulate matter. Recent reports published in the British Medical Journal state that … Continue reading UK Government Finally Takes Action on Air Pollution