Climate Change
Forget Lightbulbs: Why States’ Self Interest is the key to fighting Climate Change

Forget Lightbulbs: Why States’ Self Interest is the key to fighting Climate Change

An interesting article appeared in a recent edition of The Daily Mail (9 February). A criticism of Barack Obama’s post-presidency trip to the British Virgin Islands with Richard Branson, it included this note on global warming: ‘And on the question of his much-vaunted concern with climate change, how did Obama travel to Necker Island…Private jet,...
A pressing global issue: The uncertain future of climate change

A pressing global issue: The uncertain future of climate change

Of the many claims that Donald Trump made in his bid for the presidency, one of the most memorable was his dismissal of climate change. Whereas Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton listed ‘protecting animals and wildlife’ and ‘climate change’ as two major topics on her campaign website, Trump’s did not mention safeguarding the environment. On the...
The Ebell Effect

The Ebell Effect

Since the historic election of Donald Trump, there has been much speculation regarding his transition team. Of the many controversial figures on the list, one name has been the cause for panic from the environmental community. Myron Ebell has been appointed by President-Elect Trump as the head of his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team....
'Time is not a luxury we have:' A look into Leonardo DiCaprio's newest documentary on climate change

‘Time is not a luxury we have:’ A look into Leonardo DiCaprio’s newest documentary on climate change

Over the past two years, Leonardo DiCaprio teamed up with Academy Award-winning documentarian Fisher Stevens to create the documentary Before the Flood. A heart-wrenching and powerful documentary, it depicts climate change in a real, raw light, unveiling it as a global threat which affects people everywhere, regardless of their class or nationality. The footage presented...
‘Don’t Kill Africa’ ? UN COP21 and the Post-Kyoto World

‘Don’t Kill Africa’ ? UN COP21 and the Post-Kyoto World

Following the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, —the official meeting of UN COP17— local demonstrators and climate change advocates around the world erupted into protest.[1] Despite initially high hopes that the conference would result in an international agreement regarding the future of the Kyoto Protocol, member parties voted to extend...